Associate Professor Moninya Roughan

Associate Professor Moninya Roughan

Fields of research: Physical Oceanography, Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology), Biological Oceanography, Climate Change Processes
Campus: Kensington
Tags: Oceanic processes (excl. climate related), Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related), Coastal and Marine Management Policy, Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments, Climate and Climate Change

Research Interests

  • The East Australian Current and its Eddy Field
  • Cross Shelf Processes - Upwelling, Nutrient Enrichment and advection
  • Flow Topography Interactions
  • Connectivity of organisms, transport and particle dispersion
  • Numerical Modelling (ROMS/POM) of the coastal ocean

Australia's Integrated Marine Observing SystemIMOS

I lead the oceanography component of NSW- IMOS, in particularly the deployment of moorings, radar and gliders along the coast of southeastern Australia.  I also lead...

Research Interests

  • The East Australian Current and its Eddy Field
  • Cross Shelf Processes - Upwelling, Nutrient Enrichment and advection
  • Flow Topography Interactions
  • Connectivity of organisms, transport and particle dispersion
  • Numerical Modelling (ROMS/POM) of the coastal ocean

Australia's Integrated Marine Observing SystemIMOS

I lead the oceanography component of NSW- IMOS, in particularly the deployment of moorings, radar and gliders along the coast of southeastern Australia.  I also lead the regional modelling effort in the East Australian Current.  The primary goal of our team is to make a major contribution to understanding our coastal oceans. We use a combination of oceanographic observations (in-situ and satellite remote sensed observations) and numerical models to understand the dynamics in the EAC and the impact on biological producitivyt.  We use diverse observational platforms such as current meter and temperature moorings, autonomous underwater gliders, profiling CTDs, HF radar, drifters and boat based measurements. We analyse the data in combination numerical modelling to explain fundamental coastal ocean physical dynamics, and to gain an integrated, quantitative understanding of their impacts on coastal ocean bio-geo-chemical processes.


My Expertise

Ocean circulation around Australia, physical oceanography, marine transport in the ocean, Upwelling of cold ocean water off Sydney Oceanographic conditions for yacht racing

Location

School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052
The Red Centre
Room 4063

Contact

+61 2 9385 7067
+61 2 9385 7123