Researcher

Associate Professor Moninya Roughan

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Research Interests

  • The East Australian Current and its Eddy Field
  • Cross Shelf Processes - Upwelling, Nutrient Enrichment and advection
  • Flow Topography Interactions
  • Dynamics of small scale / Submesoscale features in the ocean
  • Connectivity of organisms, transport and particle dispersion
  • Numerical Modelling of the coastal ocean
  • Data Assimilation at increasingly higher resolution

Australia's Integrated Marine Observing SystemIMOS

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Research Interests

  • The East Australian Current and its Eddy Field
  • Cross Shelf Processes - Upwelling, Nutrient Enrichment and advection
  • Flow Topography Interactions
  • Dynamics of small scale / Submesoscale features in the ocean
  • Connectivity of organisms, transport and particle dispersion
  • Numerical Modelling of the coastal ocean
  • Data Assimilation at increasingly higher resolution

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, autonomous and remote sensed observations) and numerical models to understand the dynamics in the EAC and the impact on biological productivity.  We use diverse observational platforms such as current meter and temperature moorings, autonomous underwater gliders, profiling CTDs, HF coastal radar, drifters and boat based measurements. We analyse the data in combination with 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

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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

Publications

by Associate Professor Moninya Roughan