Researcher

Scientia Professor Matthew Heathcote England

My Expertise

Climate change; climate variability; oceanography; ocean modelling and climate studies; the Southern Ocean; the global ocean carbon cycle; ocean circulation around Australia.

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

The most up-to-date information on my research is available on my official home page - see link below.  I explore global-scale ocean circulation and the influence it has on regional climate, large-scale physical oceanography, ocean modelling, and climate processes, with a particular focus on the Southern Hemisphere. Using ocean and coupled climate models in combination with observations, I study what controls ocean currents and how these...view more

The most up-to-date information on my research is available on my official home page - see link below.  I explore global-scale ocean circulation and the influence it has on regional climate, large-scale physical oceanography, ocean modelling, and climate processes, with a particular focus on the Southern Hemisphere. Using ocean and coupled climate models in combination with observations, I study what controls ocean currents and how these currents affect climate and climate variability on time-scales of seasons to centuries.

Applications of this work include:

  • the circulation and variability of the Southern Ocean and its role in regional climate pattern;
  • global-scale water-mass formation: mechanisms, variability and stability; 
  • the oceans thermohaline circulation, stability, and feedback to the atmosphere; 
  • the Southern Annular Mode and Australian rainfall variability; and 
  • past ocean circulation states and paleoclimate modelling.
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Contact

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