November 24, 2021 12:44 pm
Strong ocean currents are found on the western side of the ocean basins, which flow from the tropics toward the poles in both hemispheres. These western boundary currents have shown strong changes in the last few decades, resulting in intensified ocean warming and are projected to amplify further in the future.
November 24, 2021 12:09 pm
90% of the heat trapped on Earth by anthropogenic greenhouse gasses is absorbed by the ocean, with the unfortunate by-product of thermosteric sea level rise - as the ocean warms, it expands. Therefore, it is essential that we can accurately measure how much heat the ocean is absorbing over time.
August 13, 2021 1:53 pm
The ocean extremes research program is underway with regular meetings, split between marine heatwaves meetings on the first Friday of the month and ocean biogeochemistry meetings every fortnight. We have also been engaging externally with industry stakeholders and our peer networks.
August 14, 2018 6:16 pm
What would happen if we suddenly warmed the ocean at the sea-surface? Would suddenly cooling it down cause an equal and opposite response? The student will work towards developing novel theories to describe the ocean’s response to extreme perturbations. These theories are needed to understand the ocean's role in transient climate change.
August 14, 2018 3:56 pm
Satellites measure surface winds relative to the moving ocean surface, while ocean moorings measure absolute winds at that location. This project will make use of both measuring methods to better understand the role of surface currents in these differences and whether they can be reconciled.