Dr. Khalil Karami


I am an atmospheric scientist at the Department of Meteorology, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Ljubljana. I received my PhD from the Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.

My research interests are diverse and cover the interfaces between dynamical meteorology and climate variability. I am interested in numerical modeling of the atmosphere and applications of those models with different complexity in our living environment. In addition to reanalysis data, I use MODES https://modes.cen.uni-hamburg.de/ software. 

                                           Giant polar vorticies (left: tropospheric, right: middle atmospheric vortex)

                                                                          Potential Vorticity on the isentropic surfaces



Pedagogical Activities and Supervisions: 

I teach numerical modeling of the atmosphere and weather analysis and forecasting. Currently, I teach atmospheric dynamics (I). I am an enthusiastic lecturer and constantly search for more effective ways to engage students with the course material. There are very few moments in my life that I enjoy more than assisting people (particularly students) to achieve their potential. 

- Supervisor of the master thesis of Manca Fifnja: The impact of the climate change on the polar vortices in the Northern Hemisphere, September 2020-now. Co-mentor: Dr. Gregor Skok.

- Supervisor of the master thesis of Eva Bezek: Atmospheric blocking under the projected future climate change, April 2020-now. Co-mentor: Dr. Gregor Skok.

- Weather Analysis and forecasting, FMF, February-August 2020.

- Atmospheric Dynamics (I), FMF, October2020-February 2021.

- Numerical modelling of the Atmosphere, FMF, February-August 2020.

Selected Publications:

- Karami, Kh.,Tilmes, S., Muri, H., & Mousavi, S. V., Storm track changes in the Middle East and North Africa under stratospheric aerosol geoengineering. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL086954. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL086954, 2020.

- Žagar, N., Ž. Zaplotnik, and Kh. Karami, Atmospheric Subseasonal Variability and Circulation Regimes: Spectra, Trends and Uncertainties. Journal of Climate, doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-20-0225.1, 2020.

- Karami, Kh., Braesicke, P., Sinnhuber, M., and Versick, S.: On the climatological probability of the vertical propagation of stationary planetary waves, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8447–8460, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-8447-2016, 2016.