Dr Helen E. Phillips
PhD, Grad. Dip. Comp. Sci., BSc (HONS-I)
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Research Fellow in Physical Oceanography - Research and Postgraduate Supervision
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In 2011, I developed a new 5-day course of lectures in Physical Oceanography that I delivered to Masters students at Shanghai Ocean University in November 2011.
- 2012-now Vivane Vasconcellos de Menezes, Remarkable eastward flows in the South Indian Ocean
- 2011-now Mana Inoue, Glaciochemical study of Mill Island ice core records
- 2014 Christopher Roach (Ekman currents in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. PhD Thesis, University of Tasmania, 203 pp.)
- 2013 Amelie Meyer (Diapycnal mixing and the internal wave field north of the Kerguelen Plateau. PhD Thesis, University of Tasmania. 170 pp.)
- 2010 Paul Durack, Oceanic Influence on the Global Hydrological Cycle
- 2014-now Earl Duran, Honours, Identifying source waters and fate of the Leeuwin Undercurrent
- 2014 Moru Yao (Momo), 3rd Year student from Shanghai Ocean University, The hydrographic signature of near surface eastward flows in the South Indian Ocean.
- 2013-2014 Earl Duran, QMS Summer Fellow, Interaction of physics and biology in Leeuwin Current eddies
- 2013-2014 Sylvia Pump, QMS Summer Fellow, Interaction of physics and biology in Leeuwin Current eddies
- 2013-2014 Kevin Guerreiro, French Masters Internship project, Interaction of near-surface eastward flows in the South Indian Ocean with the Leeuwin Current System
- 2012 Thomas Jaud, French Masters Internship project, Investigating the use of rapid response temperature loggers on seals for estimating ocean mixing.
- 2010 Mana Inoue, Honours – First Class
- 2009 Chris Roach, Honours – First Class
Phillips, H. E. and N. L. Bindoff, 2014: On the non-Equivalent Barotropic structure of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current: An observational perspective. Journal of Geophysical Research. 2013JC009516. Accepted.
Menezes, V. V., H. E. Phillips, A. Schiller, C. Domingues, N. L. Bindoff, 2013: Salinity dominance on the Indian Ocean Eastern Gyral Current. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 40, 1–6, doi:10.1002/2013GL057887.
Phillips, H.E., S.E. Wijffels and M. Feng, 2005. Interannual variability in the freshwater content of the Indonesian-Australian Basin. Geophysical Research Letters. . Vol. 32, L03603, doi:10.1029/2004GL021755
Phillips, H.E. and S.R. Rintoul, 2002. A mean synoptic view of the Subantarctic Front south of Australia. Journal of Physical Oceanography. Vol. 32, No. pp 1536-1553.
Phillips, H.E. and S.R. Rintoul, 2000. Eddy variability and energetics from direct current measurements in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current south of Australia. Journal of Physical Oceanography. Vol. 30, No. 12, pp 3050-3076.
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Elected to the International CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Panel, 2014-2016
I am a Physical Oceanographer who is interested in the role of ocean circulation in the climate system. I use novel instruments to measure fine detail in the currents not able to be seen with traditional observing methods, and not resolved in global climate models. In this detail is information about how the ocean absorbs heat from the atmosphere, mixes it, moves it from one place in the ocean to another, and releases some of it back to the atmosphere. Understanding these small-scale processes is a vital step in both understanding how the ocean influences climate, and in making more robust predictions of the future climate.
Research Assistant at CSIRO Division of Oceanography, PhD at University of Tasmania investigating the role of eddies in the Southern Ocean heat and momentum balances, Postdoctoral positions at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and CSIRO, Research Fellow position at Institute for Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies, which became IMAS in 2010.