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Research Thesis Topic

The Role of the Ocean in Global and Australian Climate Variability


Topic ID
147

Thesis Topic/Title
The Role of the Ocean in Global and Australian Climate Variability

Description

The global scale water masses such as North Atlantic Deep Water, Antarctic Bottom and Antarctic Intermediate Water are the conduit for climatic changes into the deep ocean. Heat is exchanged at the ocean/atmosphere interface; processes such as ocean mixing and deep ocean convection drive this heat into the interior. Measurements from around the globe indicate that the ocean is absorbing most of the extra heat with recent discussions of a ‘pause’ in global warming wrongly ignoring this fact. Climate models are unique tools to investigate current and future ocean circulation and mixing changes. This project will utilise global climate model data to investigate the role of the ocean in climate change further with a particular focus on the Southern Hemisphere. See for further information the following reference: Ribbe, J. 2004. The southern supplier. Nature, 427, 23-24.


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences

Field of Research
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Environmental Science and Management
  • Oceanography
  • Other Earth Sciences
  • Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience


Application Open Date
18/05/2016

Application Close Date
31/12/2020

USQ Scholarship Applications

Other Scholarship Funding Details
www.usq.edu.au/scholarships

Pre-approved for Ethics
Not Applicable

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