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Researcher: Fraser, AD (Dr Alex Fraser)

Fields of Research

Physical Oceanography
Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Earth Sciences
Marine Geoscience
Climate Change Processes
Animal Behaviour
Atmospheric Sciences
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Global Change Biology
Climatology (excl. Climate Change Processes)
Natural Resource Management
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Biological Oceanography
Aerospace Engineering

Research Objectives

Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Communication Across Languages and Culture
Climate Change Models
Expanding Knowledge in Technology

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

4. Environmental setting; Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean
A GIS approach to estimating interannual variability of sea ice concentration in the Dumont d'Urville Sea near Terre Adelie from 2003 to 2009; Polar Science
A glaciochemical study of 120 m ice core from Mill Island, East Antarctica; Climate of the Past
A method for compositing MODIS satellite images to remove cloud cover; 2009 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium
A Method for Compositing Polar MODIS Satellite Images to Remove Cloud Cover for Landfast Sea-Ice Detection; I E E E Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
An assessment of numerical weather prediction–derived low-cloud-base height forecasts; Weather and Forecasting
Antarctic slush-ice algal accumulation not quantified through conventional satellite imagery: beware the ice of March; The Cryosphere Discussions
Automation of Antarctic landfast sea-ice retrieval from MODIS imagery; International Symposium on Sea Ice in a Changing Environment
Bathymetric control of warm ocean water access along the East Antarctic Margin; Geophysical Research Letters
Change and variability in East Antarctic sea ice seasonality, 1979/80–2009/10; PLoS One
Coastal polynyas: winter oases for subadult southern elephant seals in East Antarctica; Scientific Reports
Comparison of Microwave Backscatter Anisotropy Parameterizations of the Antarctic Ice Sheet; XXII ISPRS Congress
Comparison of microwave backscatter anisotropy parameterizations of the Antarctic Ice Sheet using ASCAT; IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Drivers of ASCAT C band backscatter variability in the dry snow zone of Antarctica; Journal of Glaciology
Drones in a cold climate; Eos
East Antarctic Landfast Sea Ice Distribution and Variability
East Antarctic landfast sea ice distribution and variability, 2000-08; Journal of Climate
Environmental drivers of benthic communities and habitat heterogeneity on an East Antarctic shelf; Antarctic Science
Examining the interaction between multi-year landfast sea ice and the Mertz Glacier Tongue, East Antarctica: Another factor in ice sheet stability?; Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans
Formation processes of sea ice floe size distribution in the interior pack and its relationship to the marginal ice zone off East Antarctica; Deep-Sea Research Part II
Generation of high-resolution East Antarctic landfast sea-ice maps from cloud-free MODIS satellite composite imagery; Remote Sensing of Environment
Glacier tongue calving reduced dense water formation and enhanced carbon uptake; Geophysical Research Letters
Helicopter-borne observations with portable microwave radiometer in the Southern Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk; Annals of Glaciology
High- resolution East Antarctic landfast sea-ice extent and variability from 2000 to 2008; International Glaciological Society symposium Sea Ice in the Physical and Biogeochemical System 2010
Long-term trends in the population size and breeding success of emperor penguins at the Taylor Glacier colony, Antarctica; Polar Biology
Modeling ocean-cryosphere interactions off Adélie and George V Land, East Antarctica; Journal of Climate
Multi-year/multi-decade ice about Mertz Glacier, East Antarctica, and its temporal evolution; International Symposium on Sea Ice in a Changing Environment
On the extraordinary snow on the sea ice off East Antarctica in late winter, 2012; Deep-Sea Research. Part II
Position analysis: Antarctic sea ice and climate change 2014
Position analysis: the Antarctic ice sheet and sea level
Potential regime shift in decreased sea ice production after the Mertz Glacier calving; Nature Communications
Properties of snow overlying the sea ice off East Antarctica in late winter, 2007; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Regional changes in icescape impact shelf circulation and basal melting; Geophysical Research Letters
Satellite remote sensing of Antarctic sea-ice roughness using scatterometer data; International Symposium on Sea Ice in a Changing Environment
Sea ice production variability in Antarctic coastal polynyas; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
The influence of coastal polynyas on the basal melting of ice shelves; EGU General Assembly 2010
The role of snow in the thickening processes of lake ice at Lake Abashiri, Hokkaido, Japan; Tellus. Series A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography
The suppression of Antarctic bottom water formation by melting ice shelves in Prydz Bay; Nature Communications
Thick- ness and extent of multi-year/multi-decadal fast ice east of Mertz Glacier, East Antarctica; International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly - Earth on the Edge: Science for a Sustainable Planet
Under the sea ice: exploring the relationship between sea ice and the foraging behaviour of southern elephant seals in East Antarctica; Progress in Oceanography
Variability in sea ice cover and climate elicit sex specific responses in an Antarctic predator; Scientific Reports

Research Projects

2012: International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Congress, Melbourne; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
An integrated study of Antarctic land-fast sea ice physical and biological processes; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Mapping of Antartic landfast sea ice and polynya sea ice production: Linkages, variability and implications; Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Showcasing Australian Expertise in Sea Ice Research and Training; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
Totten Glacier, East Antarctic: Dynamics and Evolution; German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fur Luftund Raumfahrt - DLR) (DLR)
Travel to Hokkaido University's Institute of Low Temperature Science to investigate the linkages between the 'icescape' of the Cape Darnley region and Cape Darnley Polynya sea ice production; Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Research Candidate Supervision

Glaciochemical Study of Mill Island Ice Core Records