Researcher

Dr Agus Santoso

My Expertise

Dynamics, impacts, and future projections of El Nino and La Nina, Global climate change and variability, Indo-pacific circulation and variability.

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Biography

Agus Santoso is senior research associate at the Climate Change Research Centre, and an associate investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.  He was awarded a PhD in 2006 by the UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics.  Dr Santoso’s research aims to unravel the mechanisms that govern climate variability on seasonal to centennial time scales. With a background in oceanography, climate physics, and mathematics,...view more

Agus Santoso is senior research associate at the Climate Change Research Centre, and an associate investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.  He was awarded a PhD in 2006 by the UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics.  Dr Santoso’s research aims to unravel the mechanisms that govern climate variability on seasonal to centennial time scales. With a background in oceanography, climate physics, and mathematics, Santoso implements and develops statistical data analysis techniques, and conducts model experiments, to unravel the complex dynamical processes. His research specialties include global thermohaline circulation and tropical climate variability.  

Dr Santoso is currently investigating the dynamics of tropical climate variability such as the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Indian Ocean Dipole. ENSO dominates the Earth’s year-to-year climate variations. In Australia alone, many drought and flood episodes have been attributed to ENSO, yet its behaviour is still not fully understood.  Dr Santoso’s research looks directly into the dynamical feedback – mean climate interactions that govern tropical climate variability.  Using a combination of observations, models, and theories, his research aims to shed light into how these climate phenomena vary under different climate conditions, and what this would mean for the future of the Earth’s climate.      

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Publications

by Dr Agus Santoso