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Researcher: Domingues, CM (Dr Catia Domingues)

Fields of Research

Physical oceanography
Climate change processes
Other earth sciences
Geophysical and environmental fluid flows
Environmental education and extension
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Climate change science
Atmospheric dynamics

Research Objectives

Climate change models
Understanding climate change
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Adaptation to climate change
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Global effects of climate change (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. social impacts)
Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)
Understanding the impact of natural hazards caused by climate change
Atmospheric processes and dynamics

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A review of global ocean temperature observations: Implications for ocean heat content estimates and climate change; Reviews of Geophysics
ACCESS-OM2 v1.0: a global ocean-sea ice model at three resolutions; Geoscientific Model Development
An assessment of global and regional sea level for years 1993–2007 in a suite of interannual CORE-II simulations; Ocean Modelling
Changing Expendable Bathythermograph Fall Rates and Their Impact on Estimates of Thermosteric Sea Level Rise; Journal of Climate
Future observations for monitoring global ocean heat content; OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society
Human-induced global ocean warming on multidecadal timescales; Nature Climate Change
Ice-sheet mass balance and climate change; Nature
Improved estimates of upper-ocean warming and multi-decadal sea-level rise; Nature
Ocean heat content [in State of the Climate 2012]; Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Ocean heat storage in response to changing ocean circulation processes; Journal of Climate
Ocean Temperature and Salinity Contributions to Global and Regional Sea - Level Change; Understanding Sea-Level Rise and Variability
On the superposition of mean advective and eddy-induced transports in global ocean heat and salt budgets; Journal of Climate
Quantifying spread in spatiotemporal changes of upper-ocean heat content estimates: an internationally coordinated comparison; Journal of Climate
Revisiting the Earth’s sea‐level and energy budgets from 1961 to 2008; Geophysical Research Letters
Salinity dominance on the Indian Ocean Eastern Gyral current; Geophysical Research Letters
Sea-level and ocean heat-content change; Ocean Circulation and Climate: A 21st Century Perspective
Sensitivity of global upper-ocean heat content estimates to mapping methods, XBT bias corrections, and baseline climatologies; Journal of Climate
South Indian countercurrent and associated fronts; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Subpolar Southern Ocean response to changes in the surface momentum, heat, and freshwater fluxes under 2xCO2; Journal of Climate
Understanding global sea levels: past, present and future; Sustainability Science
What causes the spread of model projections of ocean dynamic sea-level change in response to greenhouse gas forcing?; Climate Dynamics

Research Projects

Addressing the Grand Challenge of regional sea level change prediction; National Environmental Research Council (NERC)
Distribution of ocean heat uptake and its implications for sea level and climate change; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Earth Systems Hub; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Observations of remarkable eastward flows in the South Indian Ocean; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Understanding spread in sea level rise projections; Australian Research Council (ARC)
IPCC author funding

Research Candidate Supervision

Remarkable Near-surface Eastward Flows in the South Indian Ocean- Understanding the Dynamical Links between the Indian Ocean Subtropical Gyre, Indonesian Throughflow,