Member Profile

Assoc Prof Jan Zika

Associate Investigator

School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of New South Wales

j.zika@unsw.edu.au

Biography

Jan Zika is a senior lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He carries out fundamental research on the role of the ocean and water in the changing climate. He has led a team of researchers who used ocean observations to demonstrate that as the climate warms, wet parts of the globe are getting wetter and dry parts are getting dryer. His research has also helped to establish that the atmosphere is unlikely to become more energetic (windier overall) in a warming climate as having more water in the system makes the atmospheric heat engine less efficient.