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Felicity Graham

Dr Felicity Graham

Ice Sheet Modeller



Contact Details

Contact Campus Hobart CBD Campuses
Building IMAS Hobart
Room Reference 317.19


Graham, F.S., and McDougall, T.J., 2013: Quantifying the non-conservative production of Conservative Temperature, potential temperature and entropy.Journal of Physical Oceanography.  43, 838–862.

Ganachaud, A., Sen Gupta, A., Brown, J.N., Evans, K., Maes, C., Muir, L.C., and Graham, F.S., 2013: Projected changes in the tropical Pacific Ocean of importance to tuna fisheries. Climatic Change, 119 (1), 163-179.

Graham, F.S., and Brown, J.N. El Niño, La Niña and the Southern Oscillation. Encyclopedia of Natural Resources. (accepted)

Additional Information

Research Project

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), Dr Dietmar Dommenget (Monash)


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.

  • Poster presentation, Application of an ENSO unified oscillator to an ocean-only model", 18th annual AMOS 2012 National Conference, UNSW 31 January to 3 February 2012. Awarded best student poster.
  • The ENSO unified oscillator (GFDL Princeton USA, June 2012)
  • Equatorial quasi-geostrophy (WHOI USA, August 2012)
  • On the non-conservative production of Conservative Temperature, potential temperature and entropy (MIT USA, September 2012)