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Researcher: Downes, S (Dr Stephanie Downes)

Fields of Research

Physical Oceanography
Biological Oceanography
Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics
Chemical Oceanography

Research Objectives

Climate Change Models
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

An assessment of Antarctic Circumpolar Current and Southern Ocean meridional overturning circulation during 19582007 in a suite of interannual CORE-II simulations; Ocean Modelling
An assessment of Southern Ocean water masses and sea ice during 19882007 in a suite of interannual CORE-II simulations; Ocean Modelling
Changes in the Subduction of Southern Ocean Water Masses at the End of the Twenty-First Century in Eight IPCC Models; Journal of Climate
Controls on circulation, cross-shelf exchange, and dense water formation in an Antarctic polynya; Geophysical Research Letters
Deep-Sea Research Part 2, Special Edition: Southern Ocean Dynamics and Biogeochemistry in a Changing Climate; Deep-Sea Research Part 2
Hydrothermal heat enhances abyssal mixing in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current; Geophysical Research Letters
Impacts of Climate Change on Mode and Intermediate Water Masses in the Southern Ocean; Journal of Climate
Impacts of wind stress on the Antarctic Circumpolar Current fronts and associated subduction; Geophysical Research Letters
Regional impacts of the westerly winds on Southern Ocean mode and intermediate water subduction; Journal of Physical Oceanography
Role of the seasonal cycle in the subduction rates of upper-Southern Ocean waters; Journal of Physical Oceanography
Sensitivity of abyssal water masses to overflow parameterisations; Ocean Modelling
Sensitivity of Antarctic bottom water to changes in surface buoyancy fluxes; Journal of Climate
Southern Ocean circulation and eddy compensation in CMIP5 models; Journal of Climate
Southern Ocean dynamics and biogeochemistry in a changing climate: introduction and overview; Deep-Sea Research Part 2
The energetics of Southern Ocean upwelling; Journal of Physical Oceanography
The GFDL CM3 coupled climate model: characteristics of the ocean and sea ice simulations; Journal of Climate
The Southern Ocean meridional overturning in the sea-ice sector is driven by freshwater fluxes; Nature Communications
The transient response of Southern Ocean circulation to geothermal heating in a global climate model; Journal of Climate
Tracing Southwest Pacific Bottom Water using potential vorticity and helium-3; Journal of Physical Oceanography
Understanding variability of the Southern Ocean overturning circulation in CORE-II models; Ocean Modelling
Water mass exchange in the Southern Ocean in coupled climate models; Journal of Physical Oceanography

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision