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Research Thesis Topic

The Role of the East Australian Current in Climate Variability

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The Role of the East Australian Current in Climate Variability


The East Australian Current is the major western boundary current of the South Pacific Ocean subtropical gyre. It has a large influence upon Australia’s climate. It transports heat along the east coast of Australia and into the Tasman Sea. This project aims to explore this influence linking changes in the EAC on interannual to decadal time scales to regional climate, rainfall and temperature variability. This project will utilise global climate and ocean reanalysis model data. See for further information the following reference: Cai, W., Shi, G., Cowan, T., Bi. D., Ribbe, J. 2005. The response of the southern annual mode, the East Australian Current, and the southern mid-latitude ocean circulation to global warming. Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L23706.

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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

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