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Dr Andreas Klocker

Research Fellow

Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACECRC)


andreas.klocker@utas.edu.au

PhD in Quantitative Marine Science (2010): Diapycnal advection by nonlinear processes in the ocean. University of Tasmania/CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. Diploma (2004): Effect of the Isthmus of Panama on the sensitivity of the climate system to Earth's orbital parameters. Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany.

Researcher ID: E-4632-2011
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2038-7922

Biography

Andreas is a research fellow at the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre at the University of Tasmania. His work focuses on understanding ocean turbulence and its effects on large-scale ocean circulation and climate, with a special interest in the dynamnics of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current and the Antarctic margins. To understand these fundamental processes, he uses a combination of theory, numerical ocean models and observations. Andreas successfully completed a diploma in marine environmental science in Germany, and was then invited to undertake a PhD as part of the UTAS-CSIRO joint PhD program in Quantitative Marine Science (QMS) where he worked with Prof. Trevor McDougall on understanding the fascinating processes in the ocean caused by the nonlinear equation of state. After obtaining his PhD, Andreas was then offered a postdoctoral position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he worked on ocean turbulence in the Southern Ocean as part of the international DIMES project. He returned to Australia as a Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Climate System Science and the Australian National University. He was then awarded an ARC DECRA Fellow at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies where he continued his specialist work on ocean turbulence since.