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Amelie Meyer

Amelie Meyer

CLEX Research Associate Physical Oceanography

IMAS Waterfront, Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 1704 (phone)

amelie.meyer@utas.edu.au

Doctor Amelie MEYER is a Research Associate for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes based at the UTAS Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. Amelie is passionate about climate variability, polar science, and ocean circulation. Her work looks at how and why the Southern Ocean is changing, combining observations, reanalysis products, and climate models. Amelie is a strong advocate for science communication and outreach, and has been involved in many such initiatives.

Biography

Amelie did an undergraduate and masters in oceanography at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton (U.K.), working with ocean observations from the Greenland region. Amelie graduated in 2014 with a PhD in Physical Oceanography at the University of Tasmania. Collaborating with CSIRO, her thesis focused on circulation, mixing, and internal waves in the Southern Ocean. Between 2104-2018, Amelie Meyer worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø (Norway), on ocean-ice interactions in the changing Arctic. She was hired for a 6-month long Arctic sea ice expedition: N-ICE2015. She joined the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes in May 2018 to work on the impact of climate change on Southern Ocean circulation.

Career summary

Qualifications

Ph.D.

‘Diapycnal Mixing and the Internal Wave Field North of the Kerguelen

Plateau’

University of Tasmania

Australia

16/08/2014

M.Sc. (1st Class Hons)

‘Mapping of Upper Ocean Velocity and Transport in the Cape Farewell Area’

University of Southampton

U.K.

06/2006

Memberships

Professional practice

AMOS ‘Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society’

TOS ‘The Oceanography Society’.

AGU ‘The American Geophysical Union’

Teaching

Teaching expertise

2012 Teaching assistant: QMS510 ‘Introduction to Quantitative Marine Science’

Postgraduate course led by Dr. Simon Wotherspoon. Institute for Marine and Antarctic                                          

Studies, University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia

2010 Teaching and grading: KSA205 ‘Introduction to Oceanography’

Undergraduate course led by Dr. Zanna Chase. Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies,

University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia

Research Invitations

Oct 2017 Member of the jury for Zoe Koenig Ph.D. thesis defence, UPMC, France.

View more on Dr Amelie Meyer in WARP

Expertise

Polar Oceanography

Climate Variability and Extremes

Ocean Circulation

Science Communication

Research Themes

Amelie’s research aligns to the University’s research theme of Marine, Antarctic and Maritime. Her research focusses on climate extremes or high impact events that seriously affect natural and human systems.

The strength of the Southern Hemisphere westerly winds has increased over the past century, leading to rising eddy energy in the Southern Ocean in high resolution models. Increased eddy energy in the Southern Ocean has large implications for heat, fresh water and carbon dioxide transfers and storage in the region on decadal and larger time scales.

Amelie’s work involves quantifying anthropogenic changes in atmospheric circulation and their link to eddy energy in the Southern Ocean combining observations, reanalysis products, and climate models.

Collaboration

Amelie is currently involved in two international projects. The first one N-ICE2015 focuses on the changing Arctic and involves collaborations with many international institutes across Europe (NPI, LOCEAN, UiB, AWI…). The second project is focused the impact of changing climate in the Southern Ocean and has partnerships in Australia, North America, and Europe.

Awards

  • 2019 ‘Tasmanian Young Tall Poppy Science Award’
  • 2019 Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes ‘Director’s Prize’ from Prof Andy Pitman
  • 2019 Recipient of 2020 Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) from the ARC ($415,266)

Fields of Research

  • Physical Oceanography (040503)
  • Climate Change Processes (040104)
  • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)
  • Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
  • Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
  • Geochemistry (040299)
  • Communication Studies (200101)

Research Objectives

  • Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts) (960304)
  • Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related) (969902)
  • Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. Social Impacts) (960310)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture (970120)
  • Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography (969901)
  • Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability (960311)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • The Media (950204)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts) (960306)

Publications

Dr. Meyer has a solid publication record in highly rated peer-reviewed journals and with high Altmetrics scores.

Amelie is a reviewer for top-ranking journals, including Journal of Physical Oceanography, Biogeosciences, Journal of Climate, Ocean Dynamics, Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, Deep Sea Research, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Nature Scientific Reports, and Geophysical Research Letters. She is also a proposal assessor for NSF proposals.

Total publications

42

Highlighted publications

(6 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2019Journal ArticleGraham RM, Itkin P, Meyer A, Sundfjord A, Spreen G, et al., 'Winter storms accelerate the demise of sea ice in the Atlantic sector of the Arctic Ocean', Scientific Reports, 9, (1) Article 9222. ISSN 2045-2322 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-45574-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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2018Journal ArticleMeyer A, Pavlov AK, Rosel A, Negrel J, Itkin P, et al., 'Science outreach using social media: oceanography from the lab to the public', Oceanography, 31, (2) Article 212. ISSN 1042-8275 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2018.212 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Journal ArticleAssmy P, Fernandez-Mendez M, Duarte P, Meyer A, Randelhoff A, et al., 'Leads in Arctic pack ice enable early phytoplankton blooms below snow-covered sea ice', Scientific Reports, 7 Article 40850. ISSN 2045-2322 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/srep40850 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 70Web of Science - 72

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2017Journal ArticleMeyer A, Fer I, Sundfjord A, Peterson AK, 'Mixing rates and vertical heat fluxes north of Svalbard from Arctic winter to spring', Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, (6) pp. 4569-4586. ISSN 2169-9275 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2016JC012441 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 21

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2017Journal ArticleMeyer A, Sundfjord A, Fer I, Provost C, Robineau NV, et al., 'Winter to summer oceanographic observations in the Arctic Ocean north of Svalbard', Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, (8) pp. 6218-6237. ISSN 2169-9275 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2016JC012391 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 31

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2015Journal ArticleMeyer A, Sloyan BM, Polzin KL, Phillips H, Bindoff NL, 'Mixing variability in the Southern Ocean', Journal of Physical Oceanography, 45, (4) pp. 966-987. ISSN 0022-3670 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-14-0110.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Phillips H; Bindoff NL

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Journal Article

(17 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Graham RM, Itkin P, Meyer A, Sundfjord A, Spreen G, et al., 'Winter storms accelerate the demise of sea ice in the Atlantic sector of the Arctic Ocean', Scientific Reports, 9, (1) Article 9222. ISSN 2045-2322 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-45574-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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2018Hendry KR, Pyle KM, Butler GB, Cooper A, Fransson A, et al., 'Spatiotemporal variability of barium in Arctic sea-Ice and seawater', Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123, (5) pp. 3507-3522. ISSN 2169-9275 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2017JC013668 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Koenig Z, Meyer A, Provost C, Sennechael N, Sundfjord A, et al., 'Cooling and freshening of the West Spitsbergen Current by shelf-origin cold core lenses', Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123, (11) pp. 8299-8312. ISSN 2169-9275 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2018JC014463 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Meyer A, Pavlov AK, Rosel A, Negrel J, Itkin P, et al., 'Science outreach using social media: oceanography from the lab to the public', Oceanography, 31, (2) Article 212. ISSN 1042-8275 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2018.212 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Pavlov AK, Meyer A, Rosel A, Cohen L, King J, et al., 'Does your lab use social media?: Sharing three years of experience in science communication', Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, June pp. 1135-1146. ISSN 0003-0007 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0195.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

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2018Fernandez-Mendez M, Olsen LM, Kauko HM, Meyer A, Rosel A, et al., 'Algal hot spots in a changing Arctic Ocean: sea-ice ridges and the snow-ice interface', Frontiers in Marine Science, 5 Article 75. ISSN 2296-7745 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00075 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

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2017Assmy P, Fernandez-Mendez M, Duarte P, Meyer A, Randelhoff A, et al., 'Leads in Arctic pack ice enable early phytoplankton blooms below snow-covered sea ice', Scientific Reports, 7 Article 40850. ISSN 2045-2322 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/srep40850 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 70Web of Science - 72

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2017Duarte P, Meyer A, Olsen LM, Kauko HM, Assmy P, et al., 'Sea ice thermohaline dynamics and biogeochemistry in the Arctic Ocean: empirical and model results', Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 122, (7) pp. 1632-1654. ISSN 2169-8953 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2016JG003660 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8

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2017Fer I, Peterson AK, Randelhoff A, Meyer A, 'One-dimensional evolution of the upper water column in the Atlantic sector of the Arctic Ocean in winter', Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, (3) pp. 1665-1682. ISSN 2169-9275 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2016JC012431 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2017Koenig Z, Provost C, Villacieros-Robineau N, Sennechael N, Meyer A, et al., 'Atlantic waters inflow north of Svalbard: insights from IAOOS observations and Mercator Ocean global operational system during N-ICE2015', Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, (2) pp. 1254-1273. ISSN 2169-9275 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2016JC012424 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 16

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2017Meyer A, Fer I, Sundfjord A, Peterson AK, 'Mixing rates and vertical heat fluxes north of Svalbard from Arctic winter to spring', Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, (6) pp. 4569-4586. ISSN 2169-9275 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2016JC012441 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 21

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2017Meyer A, Sundfjord A, Fer I, Provost C, Robineau NV, et al., 'Winter to summer oceanographic observations in the Arctic Ocean north of Svalbard', Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, (8) pp. 6218-6237. ISSN 2169-9275 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2016JC012391 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 31

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2017Olsen LM, Laney SR, Duarte P, Kauko HM, Fernandez-Mendez M, et al., 'The seeding of ice algal blooms in Arctic pack ice: the multiyear ice seed repository hypothesis', Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 122, (7) pp. 1529-1548. ISSN 2169-8953 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2016JG003668 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 18

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2016Koenig Z, Provost C, Villacieros-Robineau N, Sennechael N, Meyer A, 'Winter ocean-ice interactions under thin sea ice observed by IAOOS platforms during N-ICE2015: salty surface mixed layer and active basal melt', Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121, (10) pp. 7898-7916. ISSN 2169-9275 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2016JC012195 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14

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2016Meyer A, Polzin KL, Sloyan BM, Phillips HE, 'Internal waves and mixing near the Kerguelen Plateau', Journal of Physical Oceanography, 46, (2) pp. 417-437. ISSN 0022-3670 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0055.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Phillips HE

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2015Meyer A, Sloyan BM, Polzin KL, Phillips H, Bindoff NL, 'Mixing variability in the Southern Ocean', Journal of Physical Oceanography, 45, (4) pp. 966-987. ISSN 0022-3670 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-14-0110.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Phillips H; Bindoff NL

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2007Holliday NP, Meyer A, Bacon S, Alderson SG, de Cuevas B, 'Retroflection of part of the east Greenland current at Cape Farewell', Geophysical Research Letters, 34 Article L07609. ISSN 0094-8276 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2006GL029085 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 39Web of Science - 36

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Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2010Meyer Amelie, Phillips HE, Sloyan B, Bindoff NL, 'High Resolution Current Velocity Profiling Floats Preliminary Results from Subantarctic Waters', Proceedings of the 'OceansObs'09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society' Conference (Vol. 1), 21-25 September 2009, Venice, Italy EJ (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Phillips HE; Bindoff NL

Computer Software

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Meyer A, 'Mixing (MX) Oceanographic Toolbox for EM-APEX float data', MATLAB 8.3 (R2014a), MATLAB Central, Australia (2014) [Software Other]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Meyer A, Phillips HE, Sloyan BM, Polzin KL, 'Mixing (MX) Oceanographic Toolbox for EM-APEX float data applying shear-strain finescale parameterization', Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, 2014/01 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Phillips HE

Major Creative Work

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Meyer A, 'True North', Go90, TYT network, go90 network, online https://truenorthshow.tumblr.com/post/173103747545/true-north-s1e12-autonomous-underwater-vehicles (2018) [Recorded Creative Work]

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Thesis

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Meyer A, 'Diapycnal mixing and the internal wave field north of the Kerguelen Plateau' (2014) [PhD]

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2006Meyer A, 'Mapping of Upper Ocean Velocity and Transport in the Cape Farewell Area' (2006) [Masters Coursework]

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Other Public Output

(19 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Meyer A, 'Polar oceanography and sea ice - live radio interview with Chloe Cadby-Bibari', Pause Cafe, FM 96.1, Hobart, Tasmania, 17 March (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Meyer A, Granskog M, 'Winter storms are speeding up the loss of Arctic sea ice', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, 01 October (2019) [Magazine Article]

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2018Meyer A, 'Warmer Arctic winters linked to more 'Snowzillas' in US north-east', Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax Media, Australia, 14 March (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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2018Meyer A, 'Arctic a danger zone for scientist trying to unravel disappearing ice mystery', ABC News, Australia, 03 March (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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2018Meyer A, ''Really extreme' global weather event leaves scientists aghast', Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax Media, Australia, 26 February (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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2018Meyer A, 'Extreme cold weather conditions in Europe', National ABC TV Breakfast News, Hobart, Australia, 28 February (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Meyer A, 'Extreme cold weather conditions in Europe', ABC Far North Queensland, Australia, 01 March (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Meyer A, 'Extreme cold weather conditions in Europe', ABC Sydney Radio, Australia, 28 February (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Meyer A, 'Rekordtidlig sommer pa Nordpolen kan bety katastrofe for polarisen', NRK (Norwegian National Broadcasting Company), NRK og Meteorologisk Institutt, Norway, 28 February (2018) [Magazine Article]

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2018Meyer A, Kolstad EW, Granskog M, Graham R, 'The freak warm Arctic weather is unusual, but getting less so', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 02 March (2018) [Magazine Article]

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2018Meyer A, Pavlov A, 'Making Social Media Work for Scientists', Earth Magazine, Professional Surveyors Publishing Co., Inc., United States, 63, 11 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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2016Meyer A, 'Adrift in the Arctic for 6 months: N-ICE2015 expedition', BBC News UK, United Kingdom, 13 December (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Meyer A, 'Drifting With the Ice: Life on an Arctic Expedition', National Geographic, 04 January (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Meyer A, 'Oppdrag Nansen' Season 1 Episode 5', NRK (Norwegian national broadcasting company), Norway, 30 January (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Meyer A, 'Incredibly thin Arctic sea ice shocks researchers', Nature 'News and comments', Macmillan Publishers Ltd., USA, 14 December (2016) [Magazine Article]

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2015Meyer A, 'Facing polar bears, isolation, researchers explore Arctic sea ice', National Geographic, National Geographic Partners, LLC, USA, 19 March (2015) [Magazine Article]

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2015Meyer A, ''This Is Really Extreme Science': Adrift in the Arctic Ice With a Shipload of Norwegians', National Geographic, National Geographic Partners, LLC, USA, 24 February (2015) [Magazine Article]

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2015Meyer A, Phillips HE, Sloyan BM, Polzin KL, 'Mixing (MX) Oceanographic Toolbox for EM-APEX* float data applying shear-strain finescale parameterization', Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, UTAS, Hobart, Tasmania, 2014/01 (2015) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Phillips HE

2011Meyer A, 'Amelie Meyer, physical oceanographer, CSIRO', Ecologic exhibition at Power House Museum and Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney Power House Museum, Australia, 12 March (2011) [Media Interview]

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In 2019, Amelie Meyer was successful with obtaining a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council. Titled ‘Ocean mixing under Antarctic sea ice: a missing climate link’, the project will run from 2020 onwards. This interdisciplinary project aims to solve the puzzle of Antarctic sea ice, by assessing the ocean's role using key observations collected with state-of-the-art technology. Expected outcomes include a better understanding of why Antarctic sea ice is changing, impacts on sea ice ecosystems, and improved predictions of future changes. This project addresses knowledge gaps identified by the global climate community. It will strategically position Australia with new expertise and essential context to understand changing dynamics in a region that regulates global weather and climate.

Research Supervision

2015 - 2016 Morven Muilwijk (M.Sc.):

‘Bottom melting of Arctic Sea Ice in the Nansen Basin due to Atlantic Water influence’

University of Bergen, Bjerknes Centres of Climate Research in Bergen, Norway

Advisors: Prof. L. H. Smedsrud, Dr. A. Meyer, and Dr. I. H. Ohnarheim

Current

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Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Ocean's role in driving Antarctic Sea Ice Trends2019