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Big Changes in Big Places: Oceans and ice - Hobart

Summary

Three experts, with a knack for speaking plain English, will present short talks on large-scale changes in Earth's ice sheets and oceans, and the relevance of these changes to Australia.

Start Date

15th Aug 2017 6:00pm

End Date

15th Aug 2017 7:30pm

Venue

Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus

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As part of National Science Week, the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS), Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA), the University of Tasmania and partners present this free public event.

Three experts, with a knack for speaking plain English, will present short talks on large-scale changes in Earth's ice sheets and oceans, and the relevance of these changes to Australia.

Join our expert panel as they explore the big changes happening in our oceans.

Speakers:
  • Dr Stephanie Downes, Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC
  • Dr Felicity Graham, University of Tasmania
  • Dr Mathieu Mongin, CSIRO
  • with Dr Tas van Ommen, Australian Antarctic Division, as Master of Ceremonies

Refreshments from 5.30pm.

Speaker biographies
Dr Stephanie Downes

Dr Downes started her oceanography research career during her Honours year at UNSW, followed by a PhD in Quantitative Marine Science at University of Tasmania. During her PhD, Dr Downes focused on climate model projections of the ocean circulation associated with the uptake and storage of anthropogenic carbon.

Dr Downes spent her first postdoctoral post at Princeton University diagnosing how different ocean layers interact in climate models. She also used biogeochemical tracers to describe the pathways of a Southern Ocean deep water mass that formed at hydrothermal vents.

Dr Downes later joined the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science at ANU, focusing her research on the latest international multi-model efforts, and co-leading the Southern Ocean evaluation of CORE-II climate models.

Dr Mathieu Mongin

Dr Mathieu Mongin is a biogeochemical modeller. My research centred on BioGeochemical Cycles (BGC) and marine ecosystems in the ocean. My aim is to develop original and innovative research tools to understand biogeochemical biological and physical interactions. Particularly those which affect marine costal environment, including their productivity, carbon export and the response of these processes to external perturbations.

Dr Felicity Graham

Felicity completed her PhD through the University of Tasmania and CSIRO, evaluating models of the oceanic processes underlying El Nino-Southern Oscillation. She has also collaborated with researchers from CSIRO and the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, USA, and spent much of her PhD at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. In 2012 she was selected to participate in the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowship Program at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, USA. Her work during this 12-week program focussed on wave forms originating under quasi-geostrophic flow at the equator.

Presented with the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS), Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA) and partners.
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