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Steven Phipps

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Steven Phipps is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, with expertise in ice sheet modelling, climate system modelling and palaeoclimatology. His research aims to understand past changes in the climate of Antarctica and the Southern Hemisphere. He is particularly interested in using this information to improve our ability to predict future changes.

Biography

Steven completed his PhD at the University of Tasmania in 2006. Subsequently he worked as an Earth Systems Modeller at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (Melbourne) and a Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales (Sydney), before returning to the University of Tasmania in 2015 to take up his current position.

Career summary

Qualifications

BA (1st Class Honours)

 

University of Oxford

UK

27/11/1993

MA

 

University of Oxford

UK

22/05/1999

PhD

On long-term climate studies using a coupled general circulation model

University of Tasmania

Australia

19/12/2006

Languages (other than English)

Japanese, French, German, Spanish

Memberships

Professional practice

American Geophysical Union

Asia and the Pacific Policy Society

Australia-Japan Society (Tasmania)

Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

Australian Quaternary Association

European Geosciences Union

PAGES

Teaching

Climate system modelling; Climate system science; Earth system modelling; Ice sheet modelling; Palaeoclimatology

Teaching expertise

Undergraduate lectures on climate change, earth system modelling and palaeoclimatology

Undergraduate tutorials on earth system modelling

Training workshops on earth system modelling

Winter schools on climate system science and earth system modelling

Research Appointments

Co-lead, SHAPE International Focus Group

Committee, AMOS New South Wales Centre

Committee, AMOS Tasmania Centre

Corresponding Member, INQUA Palaeoclimate Commission

Editorial Board, Climate of the Past

Editorial Board, Geoscientific Model Development

Global Coordinator, PAGES 2k Network

President, Australia-Japan Society (Tasmania)

Steering Committee, PAGES Aus2k Working Group

Tasmanian Coordinating Committee, National Science Week

Treasurer, Australasian Quaternary Association

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Expertise

Climate system modelling

Climate system science

Earth system modelling

Ice sheet modelling

Palaeoclimatology

Research Themes

Steven’s research is fully aligned with the University’s Marine, Antarctic and Maritime Research Theme. His core research interests are past and future changes in the Antarctic ice sheet, including its contribution towards changes in global sea level, and past climate variability and change in Antarctica and the Southern Hemisphere. He is particularly interested in combining ice sheet modelling and climate system modelling with data on past climates, to improve our ability to predict future climate change and sea level rise.

Collaboration

Steven’s research is strongly collaborative in nature. He is one of the co-ordinators of the PAGES 2k Network, which is a long-running global initiative that studies changes in the Earth’s climate over the past 2,000 years. He is co-lead of the SHAPE International Focus Group, which is a hemisphere-wide research network that seeks to understand past changes in the climate of the Southern Hemisphere. Steven is also President of the Australia-Japan Society (Tasmania). He collaborates with researchers at the Atmospheric and Oceanic Research Institute at the University of Tokyo, and is a strong advocate for collaborative relationships between the University of Tasmania and Japan.

Current projects

Antarctic Gateway Partnership (http://www.imas.utas.edu.au/antarctic-gateway-partnership)

PAGES 2k Network (http://www.pages-igbp.org/ini/wg/2k-network/intro)

Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (https://pmip.lsce.ipsl.fr/)

SHAPE International Focus Group (https://inqua.org/commissions/palcom/ifg/shape)

Fields of Research

  • Palaeoclimatology (040605)
  • Climate Change Processes (040104)
  • Glaciology (040602)
  • Oceanography (040599)
  • Surface Processes (040607)
  • Physical Oceanography (040503)
  • Earth Sciences (049999)
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (040403)
  • Atmospheric Dynamics (040102)
  • Chemical Oceanography (040502)
  • Quaternary Environments (040606)
  • Climatology (excl. Climate Change Processes) (040105)
  • Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience (040699)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (091501)

Research Objectives

  • Climate Change Models (960303)
  • Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts) (960304)
  • Climate Change Mitigation Strategies (960302)
  • Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability (960311)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts) (960306)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on New Zealand (excl. Social Impacts) (960308)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts) (960307)
  • Climate and Climate Change (960399)
  • Environment (969999)
  • Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography (969901)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on the South Pacific (excl. Australia and New Zealand) (excl. Social Impacts) (960309)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments (961104)
  • Atmospheric Processes and Dynamics (960202)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences (970104)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences (970102)

Publications

Steven has more than 50 publications in leading scientific journals, spanning topics that include climate system modelling, earth system modelling, palaeoclimatology, climate system science, geoengineering, atmospheric physics, economics and archaeology. He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Climate of the Past and Geoscientific Model Development.

Total publications

63

Highlighted publications

(11 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2014Journal ArticleAbram NJ, Mulvaney R, Vimeux F, Phipps SJ, Turner J, et al., 'Evolution of the Southern Annular Mode during the past millennium', Nature Climate Change, 4 pp. 564-569. ISSN 1758-678X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2235 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 98

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2013Journal ArticlePhipps SJ, McGregor HV, Gergis J, Gallant AJE, Neukom R, et al., 'Paleoclimate data-model comparison and the role of climate forcings over the past 1500 years', Journal of Climate, 26, (18) pp. 6915-6936. ISSN 0894-8755 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00108.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 58Web of Science - 61

Co-authors: van Ommen TD

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2013Journal ArticleGallant AJE, Phipps SJ, Karoly DJ, Mullan AB, Lorrey AM, 'Nonstationary Australasian teleconnections and implications for paleoclimate reconstructions', Journal of Climate, 26, (22) pp. 8827-8849. ISSN 0894-8755 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00338.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 38Web of Science - 36

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2013Journal ArticleJex CN, Phipps SJ, Baker A, Bradley C, 'Reducing uncertainty in the climatic interpretations of speleothem d18O', Geophysical Research Letters, 40 pp. 2259-2264. ISSN 0094-8276 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/grl.50467 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2013Journal ArticleMcGregor HV, Fischer MJ, Gagan MK, Fink D, Phipps SJ, et al., 'A weak El Nino/Southern Oscillation with delayed seasonal growth around 4,300 years ago', Nature Geoscience, 6 pp. 949-953. ISSN 1752-0894 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/NGEO1936 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 45

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2013Journal ArticleAhmed M, Anchukaitis KJ, Asrat A, Borgaonkar HP, Braida M, et al., 'Continental-scale temperature variability during the past two millennia', Nature Geoscience, 6, (5) pp. 339-346. ISSN 1752-0894 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ngeo1797 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 465Web of Science - 374

Co-authors: Curran MAJ; Moy AD; van Ommen TD

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2012Journal ArticlePhipps SJ, Rotstayn LD, Gordon HB, Roberts JL, Hirst AC, et al., 'The CSIRO Mk3L climate system model version 1.0 - Part 2: Response to external forcings', Geoscientific Model Development, 5, (3) pp. 649-682. ISSN 1991-959X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/gmd-5-649-2012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 35

Co-authors: Roberts JL; Budd WF

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2012Journal ArticleSen Gupta A, Muir LC, Brown JN, Phipps SJ, Durack PJ, et al., 'Climate drift in the CMIP3 models', Journal of Climate, 25 pp. 4621-4640. ISSN 0894-8755 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00312.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 51Web of Science - 49

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2011Journal ArticlePhipps SJ, Rotstayn LD, Gordon HB, Roberts JL, Hirst AC, et al., 'The CSIRO Mk3L climate system model version 1.0 - Part 1: Description and evaluation', Geoscientific Model Development, 4, (2) pp. 483-509. ISSN 1991-959X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/gmd-4-483-2011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 71Web of Science - 65

Co-authors: Roberts JL; Budd WF

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2010Conference PublicationPhipps SJ, Brown JN, 'Understanding ENSO dynamics through the exploration of past climates', IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 06-07 July 2009, Corvallis, USA, pp. 1-6. (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/9/1/012010 [eCite] [Details]

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2001Journal ArticleGray LJ, Phipps SJ, Dunkerton TJ, Baldwin MP, Drysdale EF, et al., 'A data study of the influence of the equatorial upper stratosphere on northern-hemisphere stratospheric sudden warmings', Royal Meteorological Society. Quarterly Journal, 127, (576) pp. 1985-2003. ISSN 1477-870X (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/qj.49712757607 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 85

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Journal Article

(54 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Buchanan PJ, Matear RJ, Chase Z, Phipps SJ, Bindoff NL, 'Dynamic biological functioning important for simulating and stabilizing ocean biogeochemistry', Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32, (4) pp. 565-593. ISSN 0886-6236 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2017GB005753 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Buchanan PJ; Chase Z; Bindoff NL

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2018Kageyama M, Braconnot P, Harrison SP, Haywood AM, Jungclaus JH, et al., 'The PMIP4 contribution to CMIP6 - Part 1: overview and over-arching analysis plan', Geoscientific Model Development, 11 pp. 1033-1057. ISSN 1991-959X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/gmd-11-1033-2018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5

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2018Seneviratne SI, Phipps SJ, Pitman AJ, Hirsch AL, Davin EL, et al., 'Land radiative management as contributor to regional-scale climate adaptation and mitigation', Nature Geoscience, 11 pp. 88-96. ISSN 1752-0894 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41561-017-0057-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

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2018Stjern CW, Muri H, Ahlm L, Boucher O, Cole JNS, et al., 'Response to marine cloud brightening in a multi-model ensemble', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18 pp. 621-634. ISSN 1680-7316 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/acp-18-621-2018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

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2018Kravitz B, Rasch PJ, Wang H, Robock A, Gabriel C, et al., 'The climate effects of increasing ocean albedo: an idealized representation of solar geoengineering', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18 pp. 13097-13113. ISSN 1680-7316 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/acp-18-13097-2018 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Emile-Geay J, McKay NP, Kaufman DS, von Gunten L, Wang J, et al., 'A global multiproxy database for temperature reconstructions of the Common Era', Scientific Data, 4 Article 170088. ISSN 2052-4463 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2017.88 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Curran MAJ; Moy AD

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2017Jungclaus JH, Bard E, Baroni M, Braconnot P, Cao J, et al., 'The PMIP4 contribution to CMIP6 - part 3: the last millennium, scientific objective, and experimental design for the PMIP4 past1000 simulations', Geoscientific Model Development, 10, (11) pp. 4005-4033. ISSN 1991-959X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/gmd-10-4005-2017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 15

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2017Otto-Bliesner BL, Braconnot P, Harrison SP, Lunt DJ, Abe-Ouchi A, et al., 'The PMIP4 contribution to CMIP6 - part 2: two interglacials, scientific objective and experimental design for Holocene and Last Interglacial simulations', Geoscientific Model Development, 10, (11) pp. 3979-4003. ISSN 1991-959X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/gmd-10-3979-2017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

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2017Phipps SJ, 'Comparing proxy and model estimates of hydroclimate variability and change over the Common Era', Climate of the Past, 13 pp. 1851-1900. ISSN 1814-9324 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/cp-13-1851-2017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 9

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2017Turney CSM, Jones RT, Phipps SJ, Thomas Z, Hogg A, et al., 'Rapid global ocean-atmosphere response to Southern Ocean freshening during the last glacial', Nature Communications, 8 Article 520. ISSN 2041-1723 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00577-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2017Ackerly D, Reeves J, Barr C, Bostock H, Fitzsimmons K, et al., 'Evaluation of PMIP2 and PMIP3 simulations of mid-Holocene climate in the Indo-Pacific, Australasian and Southern Ocean regions', Climate of the Past, 13, (11) pp. 1661-1684. ISSN 1814-9324 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/cp-13-1661-2017 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Hong Y, Moore JC, Jevrejeva S, Ji D, Phipps SJ, et al., 'Impact of the GeoMIP G1 sunshade geoengineering experiment on the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation', Environmental Research Letters, 12, (3) Article 034009. ISSN 1748-9326 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa5fb8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

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2016Buchanan PJ, Matear RJ, Lenton A, Phipps SJ, Chase Z, et al., 'The simulated climate of the Last Glacial Maximum and insights into the global marine carbon cycle', Climate of the Past, 12 pp. 2271-2295. ISSN 1814-9324 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/cp-12-2271-2016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Buchanan PJ; Matear RJ; Lenton A; Chase Z

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2016Phipps SJ, Fogwill CJ, Turney CSM, 'Impacts of marine instability across the East Antarctic Ice Sheet on Southern Ocean dynamics', Cryosphere, 10 pp. 2317-2328. ISSN 1994-0416 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/tc-10-2317-2016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

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2016Abram NJ, McGregor HV, Tierney JE, Evans MN, McKay NP, et al., 'Early onset of industrial-era warming across the oceans and continents', Nature, 536, (7617) pp. 411-418. ISSN 0028-0836 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature19082 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 54Web of Science - 49

Co-authors: Curran MAJ

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2015Fogwill CJ, Phipps SJ, Turney CSM, Golledge NR, 'Sensitivity of the Southern Ocean to enhanced regional Antarctic ice sheet meltwater input', Earth's Future, 3, (10) pp. 317-329. ISSN 2328-4277 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2015EF000306 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6

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2015Haughton N, Abramowitz G, Pitman A, Phipps SJ, 'Weighting climate model ensembles for mean and variance estimates', Climate Dynamics, 45, (11) pp. 3169-3181. ISSN 0930-7575 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00382-015-2531-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10

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2015Kravitz B, Robock A, Tilmes S, Boucher O, English JM, et al., 'The Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (GeoMIP6): simulation design and preliminary results', Geoscientific Model Development, 8 pp. 3379-3392. ISSN 1991-959X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/gmd-8-3379-2015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 33

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2015McGregor HV, Evans MN, Goosse H, Leduc G, Martrat B, et al., 'Robust global ocean cooling trend for the pre-industrial Common Era', Nature Geoscience, 8 pp. 671-678. ISSN 1752-0894 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2510 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 65

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2015Williams AN, Veth P, Steffen W, Ulm S, Turney CSM, et al., 'A continental narrative: human settlement patterns and Australian climate change over the last 35,000 years', Quaternary Science Reviews, 123 pp. 91-112. ISSN 0277-3791 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.06.018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 27

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2015Abram NJ, Dixon BC, Rosevear MG, Plunkett B, Gagan MK, et al., 'Optimized coral reconstructions of the Indian Ocean Dipole: an assessment of location and length considerations', Paleoceanography, 30, (10) pp. 1391-1405. ISSN 0883-8305 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2015PA002810 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2014Abram NJ, Mulvaney R, Vimeux F, Phipps SJ, Turner J, et al., 'Evolution of the Southern Annular Mode during the past millennium', Nature Climate Change, 4 pp. 564-569. ISSN 1758-678X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2235 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 98

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2014Goodwin ID, Browning S, Lorrey AM, Mayewski PA, Phipps SJ, et al., 'A reconstruction of extratropical Indo-Pacific sea-level pressure patterns during the Medieval Climate Anomaly', Climate Dynamics, 43, (5) pp. 1197-1219. ISSN 0930-7575 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00382-013-1899-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: van Ommen T; Curran M

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2014Haughton N, Abramowitz G, Pitman A, Phipps SJ, 'On the generation of climate model ensembles', Climate Dynamics, 43, (7) pp. 2297-2308. ISSN 0930-7575 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00382-014-2054-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8

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2014Heikkila U, Shi X, Phipps SJ, Smith AM, '10Be in late deglacial climate simulated by ECHAM5-HAM - Part 2: Isolating the solar signal from 10Be deposition', Climate of the Past, 10, (2) pp. 687-696. ISSN 1814-9324 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/cp-10-687-2014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2014Lorrey A, Fauchereau N, Stanton C, Chappell P, Phipps SJ, et al., 'The Little Ice Age climate of New Zealand reconstructed from Southern Alps cirque glaciers: a synoptic type approach', Climate Dynamics, 42, (11-12) pp. 3039-3060. ISSN 0930-7575 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00382-013-1876-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 23

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2014Bakker P, Masson-Delmotte V, Martrat B, Charbit S, Renssen H, et al., 'Temperature trends during the Present and Last Interglacial periods - a multi-model-data comparison', Quaternary Science Reviews, 99 pp. 224-243. ISSN 0277-3791 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.06.031 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 25

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2013Ackerly D, Lorrey A, Renwick J, Phipps SJ, Wagner S, et al., 'High-resolution modelling of mid-Holocene New Zealand climate at 6000 yr BP', The Holocene, 23, (9) pp. 1272-1285. ISSN 0959-6836 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0959683613484612 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6

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2013Ahmed M, Anchukaitis KJ, Asrat A, Borgaonkar HP, Braida M, et al., 'Continental-scale temperature variability during the past two millennia', Nature Geoscience, 6, (5) pp. 339-346. ISSN 1752-0894 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ngeo1797 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 465Web of Science - 374

Co-authors: Curran MAJ; Moy AD; van Ommen TD

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2013Baker A, Bradley C, Phipps SJ, 'Hydrological modeling of stalagmite d18O response to glacial-interglacial transitions', Geophysical Research Letters, 40, (12) pp. 3207-3212. ISSN 0094-8276 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/grl.50555 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

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2013Fernandez-Donado L, Gonzales-Rouco JF, Raible CC, Ammann CM, Barriopedro D, et al., 'Large-scale temperature response to external forcing in simulations and reconstructions of the last millennium', Climate of the Past, 9 pp. 393-421. ISSN 1814-9324 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/cp-9-393-2013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 83Web of Science - 82

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2013Gallant AJE, Phipps SJ, Karoly DJ, Mullan AB, Lorrey AM, 'Nonstationary Australasian teleconnections and implications for paleoclimate reconstructions', Journal of Climate, 26, (22) pp. 8827-8849. ISSN 0894-8755 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00338.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 38Web of Science - 36

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2013Heikkila U, Phipps SJ, Smith AM, '10Be in late deglacial climate simulated by ECHAM5-HAM - Part 1: Climatological influences on 10Be deposition', Climate of the Past, 9 pp. 2641-2649. ISSN 1814-9324 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/cp-9-2641-2013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

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2013Jex CN, Phipps SJ, Baker A, Bradley C, 'Reducing uncertainty in the climatic interpretations of speleothem d18O', Geophysical Research Letters, 40 pp. 2259-2264. ISSN 0094-8276 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/grl.50467 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2013Lunt DJ, Abe-Ouchi A, Bakker P, Berger A, Braconnot P, et al., 'A multi-model assessment of last interglacial temperatures', Climate of the Past, 9 pp. 699-717. ISSN 1814-9324 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/cp-9-699-2013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 73Web of Science - 69

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2013McGregor HV, Fischer MJ, Gagan MK, Fink D, Phipps SJ, et al., 'A weak El Nino/Southern Oscillation with delayed seasonal growth around 4,300 years ago', Nature Geoscience, 6 pp. 949-953. ISSN 1752-0894 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/NGEO1936 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 45

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2013Phipps SJ, McGregor HV, Gergis J, Gallant AJE, Neukom R, et al., 'Paleoclimate data-model comparison and the role of climate forcings over the past 1500 years', Journal of Climate, 26, (18) pp. 6915-6936. ISSN 0894-8755 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00108.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 58Web of Science - 61

Co-authors: van Ommen TD

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2013Reeves JM, Barrows TT, Cohen TJ, Kiem AS, Bostock HC, et al., 'Climate variability over the last 35,000 years recorded in marine and terrestrial archives in the Australian region: an OZ-INTIMATE compilation', Quaternary Science Reviews, 74 pp. 21-34. ISSN 0277-3791 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.01.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 74Web of Science - 77

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2013Schurer AP, Hegerl GC, Mann ME, Tett SFB, Phipps SJ, 'Separating forced from chaotic climate variability over the past millennium', Journal of Climate, 26 pp. 6954-6973. ISSN 0894-8755 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00826.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 56Web of Science - 53

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2013Stevenson S, McGregor HV, Phipps SJ, Fox-Kemper B, 'Quantifying errors in coral-based ENSO estimates: toward improved forward modeling of d18O', Paleoceanography, 28, (4) pp. 633-649. ISSN 0883-8305 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/palo.20059 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10

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2012Baker A, Bradley C, Phipps SJ, Fischer M, Fairchild IJ, et al., 'Millennial-length forward models and pseudoproxies of stalagmite d18O: an example from NW Scotland', Climate of the Past, 8 pp. 1153-1167. ISSN 1814-9324 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/cp-8-1153-2012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 23

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2012Phipps SJ, Rotstayn LD, Gordon HB, Roberts JL, Hirst AC, et al., 'The CSIRO Mk3L climate system model version 1.0 - Part 2: Response to external forcings', Geoscientific Model Development, 5, (3) pp. 649-682. ISSN 1991-959X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/gmd-5-649-2012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 35

Co-authors: Roberts JL; Budd WF

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2012Sen Gupta A, Muir LC, Brown JN, Phipps SJ, Durack PJ, et al., 'Climate drift in the CMIP3 models', Journal of Climate, 25 pp. 4621-4640. ISSN 0894-8755 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00312.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 51Web of Science - 49

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2012Chamberlain MA, Sun C, Matear RJ, Feng M, Phipps SJ, 'Downscaling the climate change for oceans around Australia', Geoscientific Model Development, 5 pp. 1177-1194. ISSN 1991-959X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/gmd-5-1177-2012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 11

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2011Ackerly D, Lorrey A, Renwick JA, Phipps SJ, Wagner S, et al., 'Using synoptic type analysis to understand New Zealand climate during the Mid-Holocene', Climate of the Past, 7 pp. 1189-1207. ISSN 1814-9324 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/cp-7-1189-2011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

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2011Mao J, Phipps SJ, Pitman AJ, Wang YP, Abramowitz G, et al., 'The CSIRO Mk3L climate system model v1.0 coupled to the CABLE land surface scheme v1.4b: evaluation of the control climatology', Geoscientific Model Development, 4 pp. 1115-1131. ISSN 1991-959X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/gmd-4-1115-2011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12

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2011Mao J, Pitman AJ, Phipps SJ, Abramowitz G, Wang Y, 'Global and regional coupled climate sensitivity to the parameterization of rainfall interception', Climate Dynamics, 37 pp. 171-186. ISSN 0930-7575 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00382-010-0862-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2011Phipps SJ, Rotstayn LD, Gordon HB, Roberts JL, Hirst AC, et al., 'The CSIRO Mk3L climate system model version 1.0 - Part 1: Description and evaluation', Geoscientific Model Development, 4, (2) pp. 483-509. ISSN 1991-959X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/gmd-4-483-2011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 71Web of Science - 65

Co-authors: Roberts JL; Budd WF

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2011Pitman AJ, Avila FB, Abramowitz G, Wang YP, Phipps SJ, et al., 'Importance of background climate in determining impact of land-cover change on regional climate', Nature Climate Change, 1 pp. 472-475. ISSN 1758-678X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE1294 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 83

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2011Santoso A, Cai W, England MH, Phipps SJ, 'The role of the Indonesian Throughflow on ENSO dynamics in a coupled climate model', Journal of Climate, 24 pp. 585-601. ISSN 0894-8755 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1175/2010JCLI3745.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17

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2008Gunasekera D, Ford M, Heyhoe E, Gurney A, Ahammad H, et al., 'Global integrated assessment model: a new analytical tool to assess climate change risks and policies', Australian Commodities: Forecasts and Issues, 15, (1) pp. 195-216. ISSN 1321-7844 (2008) [Non Refereed Article]

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2007Roberts JL, Heil P, Phipps SJ, Bindoff NL, 'AusCOM: The Australian Community Ocean Model', Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology, 39, (2) pp. 137-150. ISSN 1443-458X (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Roberts JL; Heil P; Bindoff NL

2003Karsh K, Bindoff NL, Phipps SJ, Cummings I, Roberts JL, et al., 'Digital libraries for oceans and climate', Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, 16 pp. 112-116. ISSN 1035-6576 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Karsh K; Bindoff NL; Cummings I; Heil P

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2001Gray LJ, Phipps SJ, Dunkerton TJ, Baldwin MP, Drysdale EF, et al., 'A data study of the influence of the equatorial upper stratosphere on northern-hemisphere stratospheric sudden warmings', Royal Meteorological Society. Quarterly Journal, 127, (576) pp. 1985-2003. ISSN 1477-870X (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/qj.49712757607 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 85

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Collins D, Sen Gupta A, Power S, Braganza K, Brown J, et al., 'Observed climate variability and trends', Climate Change in the Pacific: Scientific Assessment and New Research, Australian Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, Pacific Climate Change Science Program (ed), Australia, pp. 51-77. ISBN 9781921826733 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

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2010Phipps SJ, Brown JN, 'Understanding ENSO dynamics through the exploration of past climates', IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 06-07 July 2009, Corvallis, USA, pp. 1-6. (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/9/1/012010 [eCite] [Details]

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2007Roberts J, Hyland G, Woolf A, Benda D, Phipps SJ, et al., 'Expanding OPeNDAP', APAC '07: Proceedings of the APAC Conference and Exhibition on Advanced Computing, Grid Applications and eResearch, 08-12 October, Perth, Australia, pp. 1-17. (2007) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Roberts J; Hyland G; Bindoff N

2005Roberts J, Heil P, Phipps SJ, Bindoff NL, Brassington G, et al., 'AusCOM: the Australian climate ocean model', APAC '05: Proceedings of the APAC Conference and Exhibition on Advanced Computing, Grid Applications and eResearch, 26-29 September, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 1-15. (2005) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Roberts J; Bindoff NL; Hunter J

2003Heil P, Roberts JL, Phipps SJ, Fiedler R, Bindoff NL, 'Toward a high-resolution coupled ocean-sea ice model', APAC '03: Proceedings of the APAC Conference and Exhibition on Advanced Computing, Grid Applications and eResearch, 29 September - 02 October, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 1-9. (2003) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Heil P; Roberts JL; Bindoff NL

Thesis

(1 outputs)
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2006Phipps SJ, 'On long-term climate studies using a coupled general circulation model' (2006) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2010Phipps SJ, 'Technical Report: the CSIRO Mk3L climate system model v1.2', The Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Hobart, Tasmania (2010) [Government or Industry Research]

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2008Harman IN, Ford M, Jakeman G, Phipps SJ, Brede M, et al., 'Assessment of future global scenarios for the Garnaut Climate Change Review: an application of the GIAM framework', CSIRO-ABARE Technical Report, Canberra, ACT (2008) [Government or Industry Research]

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2006Phipps SJ, 'The CSIRO Mk3L Climate System Model', The Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Hobart, Tasmania (2006) [Report Other]

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Grants & Funding

Steven has a strong track record of receiving competitive grant funding through the Australian Research Council, Australian Antarctic Science Program, National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme and New Zealand Marsden Fund.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

11

Total funding

$1,634,680

Projects

The role of the Southern Ocean in sea level change (2018 - 2022)$200,000
Description
Specifically, we are going to address the following key issues related to the role of the Southern Ocean in global and regional sea level changes:1.Can we quantify the amount of heat entering the Southern Ocean? 2.Can we, through perturbation experiments (with some forcing turned on or off), separate the impact of wind-induced from Antarctic fresh water-induced ocean responses, and natural versus anthropogenic forcing in sea level and ocean dynamics in the Southern Ocean? 3.Is the dipole structure of sea level change derived from coarse resolution models robust? Will eddy-resolving model give a similar dipolar structure? Are there distinct responses to strengthening vs shifting of westerlies, and if yes, are they dependent on model resolution?4.Can we use updates of observations and projections of the Antarctic Ice Sheet contribution, together with other contributions, to better understand the regional sea-level change distribution and thus to refine sea level projections?
Funding
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($200,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
King MA; Coleman R; Watson CS; Phipps SJ; Zhang X; Church J; Chen X
Period
2018 - 2022
Improving the description of ice flow in numerical models of Antarctica and Greenland (2016)$14,993
Description
Sea level rise is one of the great challenges facing society, with a projected increase of up to 0.98 m in mean sea level by the end of the 21st century (Church et al., 2013). The largest source of uncertainty in sea level rise projections is in the estimate of ice mass loss from the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets. This is in part due to overly simplified numerical descriptions of ice dynamic processes in ice sheet models, which can lead to underestimates of ice velocities by up to an order of magnitude (Treverrow et al., 2015). This project aims to improve the numerical description of ice flow in three state-of-the-art ice sheet models. We will use an ice flow relation that has been developed from extensive laboratory testing and that characterises all regimes of ice flow (Budd et al., 2013). We will compare the improved ice flow relation with the formulation currently implemented in most leading ice sheet models over idealised and realistic domains, the results of which will form the basis for two scientific papers. This work is of international significance as the results will be incorporated into three ice sheetmodels widely used by the international research community. An important consequence of our study is an advancement in ourunderstanding of estimates of ice mass loss through a more complete characterisation of ice dynamic processes. Through this improved understanding of ice mass loss, our work will lead to a reduction in the uncertainties associated with the contribution of Antarctica and Greenland ice mass loss to future sea level rise - one of the greatest climate change issues impacting humankind.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($14,993)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
McCormack F; Treverrow A; Jong LM; Roberts JL; Phipps SJ
Year
2016
Insights from the past: Using the history of Antarctica to improve projections of global sea level rise (2016)$14,914
Description
The magnitude of future increases in global sea level is a question of critical societal and economic relevance. However, current projections of both short-term and long-term sea level rise are highly uncertain. For a mid-range climate scenario, for example, the most precise statement that can be made is that it is likely that global sea level will rise by between 32 and 63cm during the 21st century (Church et al., 2013). The largest single source of uncertainty is associated with the mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet. In the short-term, it cannot even be stated with certainty whether Antarctica will have a positive or negative impact on global sea level (Church et al., 2013). In the long-term, the possibility exists that melting of the coastal shelves around Antarctica will lead to an irreversible commitment towards ongoing sea level rise. However, because of limitations in our understanding of icesheet dynamics, the magnitude of this commitment could lie anywhere between 0.6 and 3m (Golledge et al., 2015). Reducing these uncertainties is critical for climate change adaptation and mitigation.Through a ground-breaking integration of data and models, this project will use the history of the Antarctic ice sheetto improve our ability to predict future changes in global sea level. Data on past climates can tell us how the Antarctic ice sheet and global sea level have evolved. We will use this data to confront the ice sheet models that are used to predict future changes. By constraining the models, we will use the Earth's climatic history to improve our understanding of the physics of the Antarctic ice sheet. This will allow us to constrain the role of Antarctica in drivingchanges in global sea level, and thus allow for improved projections of future sea level rise. The project will therefore address a question of considerable societal and economic relevance.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($14,914)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Phipps SJ; King MA; Chase Z
Year
2016
Online disk based storage system (2014)$170,689
Funding
University of New South Wales ($170,689)
Scheme
Major Research Equipment & Infrastructure Initiative Grant
Administered By
University of New South Wales
Research Team
Evans JP; Pitman AJ; Sherwood SC; England MH; Meissner KJ; Kidston J; McNeil BI; Alexander LV
Year
2014
New Zealand's Stormy Past: Resolving Changes in South Island Precipitation under varying influence of tropical and polar forcing over the past 17,000 years (2014 - 2016)$704,348
Funding
New Zealand Marsden Fund ($704,348)
Scheme
Project Grant
Administered By
GNS Science, New Zealand
Research Team
Levy R; Dunbar GB; Vandergoes M; Moy CM; Wilson GS; Fitzsimmons SJ; Kaufman DS; Florindo F
Period
2014 - 2016
Computational server and associated data storage system for analysis of large climate model, satellite and in-situ observational datasets (2013)$85,416
Funding
University of New South Wales ($85,416)
Scheme
Major Research Equipment & Infrastructure Initiative Grant
Administered By
University of New South Wales
Research Team
Evans JP; Pitman AJ; Sherwood SC; England MH; McCabe MF; Sharma A; Meissner KJ; Kidston J
Year
2013
Southern Hemisphere Assessment of PaleoEnvironments (SHAPE) (2013 - 2014)$11,520
Funding
International Union for Quaternary Research ($11,520)
Scheme
Project Grant
Administered By
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand
Research Team
Lorrey AM; Phipps SJ
Period
2013 - 2014
Computational server and associated data storage system for analysis of large climate model, satellite and in-situ observational datasets (2010)$82,800
Funding
University of New South Wales ($82,800)
Scheme
Major Research Equipment & Infrastructure Initiative Grant
Administered By
University of New South Wales
Research Team
Evans JP; Pitman AJ; England MH; McCabe MF; Sherwood SC; Abramowitz G; McNeil BI; Sen Gupta A
Year
2010
Untangling the links between El Nio and the changing global climate (2010 - 2012)$350,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($350,000)
Scheme
ARC Discovery Grant
Administered By
University of Wollongong
Research Team
McGregor HV; Woodroffe CD; Phipps SJ; Timmermann A; Tudhope AW; Brown JN; Fink D; Fedorov AV
Period
2010 - 2012
Simulating The Climate of The Last Glacial Cycle (2003)$0
Funding
National Computational Infrastructure ($0)
Scheme
Merit Allocation Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Budd WF; Phipps SJ
Year
2003
Longterm Investigation of the Southern Ocean with High-resolution Simulations of a Coupled Ice-ocean Model (2003 - 2004)$0
Funding
National Computational Infrastructure ($0)
Scheme
Merit Allocation Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Heil P; Lytle V; Roberts JL; Schiller A; Bindoff NL; Phipps SJ
Period
2003 - 2004

Research Supervision

Steven has supervised PhD students, Honours students and research interns in the fields of climate system modelling, ice sheet modelling and palaeoclimatology. He is always looking for students with strong numerical skills who are interested in undertaking research projects in these areas.

Current

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Importance of Marine Biological Processes for Carbon Storage and Biogeochemistry2015
PhDHigh Resolution Modelling of the Retreat of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet Since Last Glacial Maximum2016