El Nino-Southern Oscillation
Neil Holbrook is Associate Professor of Climatology and Climate Change in the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania. Neil uses his background in applied mathematics and physical oceanography, and his expertise in ocean and climate dynamics at seasonal to multi-decadal time scales, to better diagnose the important mechanisms underpinning climate variability and climate change. To reduce the uncertainties associated with human-induced (anthropogenic) climate change, the potential risks associated with abrupt climate change, and the likely changes in climatic extreme events, requires a strong understanding of natural climate variability on all time scales. Neil examines historical observations and develops deterministic and statistical models to better predict El Niño - Southern Oscillation, Pacific Decadal Variability and tropical cyclone formation, in order to reduce climate change risks. He has published extensively in the international literature on the ocean’s role in climate, climate variability, climate extremes and climate change. Neil is: Convenor of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Marine Biodiversity and Resources; President of the International Commission on Climate; and Fellow of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
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