Ms Felicity Graham
PhD Candidate CSIRO-UTAS PhD Program in Quantitative Marine Science
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Graham and McDougall 2012 Quantitfying the non-conservative production of Conservative Temperature, potential temperature and entropy (Submitted to JPO Oct 2011, under revisions)
Understanding the dynamics of El Nino Southern Oscillation and how they might change with global warming
A/Prof Neil Holbrook (UTAS), Dr Jaclyn Brown (CSIRO), Dr Andrew Wittenberg (GFDL)
El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is the primary mode of variability in Australian climate. Simulating ENSO and the tropical Pacific climatology effectively in global climate models (GCMs) is essential for improving the performance of models and determining expected climate change.
We examine the leading theories of ENSO and test them against observations and climate models. We will create a set of tools allowing modellers to characterise ENSO behaviour in their climate models and assess how ENSO is expected to change in the future. Improved understanding and certainty in ENSO projections will mean better adaptation and management decisions can be formulated.