Matt England - Methods and approaches for analyzing climate processes and climate dynamics

Event type: 
8 November 2017
1.00pm - 2.00pm

Climate Change Research Centre, Seminar Room, Mathews Building 4th floor, UNSW, Sydney

Matt England
Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW
Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW
In this talk I will give an overview of the kinds of tools we have at our disposal for understanding climate processes and climate dynamics, spanning observations, reanalysis products, field campaigns, models, theory and other methods. The particular example of ocean and ocean-ice-atmosphere processes around the Antarctic margin will be used to demonstrate how advances can be made even in regions with few data and inadequate models.


Biography: Matthew England is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the American Geophysical Union, and was a founding Director of the UNSW Climate Change Research Centre. His expertise lies in large-scale physical oceanography, ocean modelling, and climate processes, with a particular focus on the Southern Hemisphere and Antarctica. Using ocean and coupled climate models in combination with observations, he studies how ocean currents affect climate and climate variability on time scales of seasons to millennia. His work has had a significant impact on our understanding of global ocean circulation and water-mass formation, large-scale Southern Hemisphere climate modes, and the mechanisms driving regional climate variability over Australia.