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Researcher: O'Kane, TJ (Dr Terry O'Kane)

Fields of Research

Physical oceanography
Climate change processes
Atmospheric dynamics
Chemical oceanography
Stochastic analysis and modelling
Oenology and viticulture
Agro-ecosystem function and prediction

Research Objectives

Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Atmospheric processes and dynamics
Climate change models
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Understanding climate change
Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Wine grapes

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A linear inverse model of tropical and South Pacific climate variability: optimal structure and stochastic forcing; Journal of Climate
Changes in the metastability of the midlatitude southern hemisphere circulation and the utility of nonstationary cluster analysis and split-flow blocking indices as diagnostic tools; Journal of The Atmospheric Sciences
Coupled initialization in an ocean-atmosphere tropical cyclone prediction system; Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
Decadal variability in an OGCM Southern Ocean: intrinsic modes, forced modes and metastable states; Ocean Modelling
Decadal-scale forecasting of climate drivers for marine applications; Advances in Marine Biology
Drivers of decadal variability in the Tasman Sea; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Ensemble prediction and the role of higher order moments in atmospheric regime transitions; The ANZIAM Journal
ENSO regimes and the late 1970's climate shift: The role of synoptic weather and South Pacific ocean spiciness; Journal of Computational Physics
Internal climate memory in observations and models; Geophysical Research Letters
Low frequency variability in an coupled ocean-sea ice general circulation model of the Southern Ocean; ANZIAM Journal
Metastability of Northern Hemisphere teleconnection modes; Journal of The Atmospheric Sciences
Observed and simulated inter-decadal changes in the structure of Southern Hemisphere large-scale circulation; Climate Dynamics
On the dynamics of persistent states and their secular trends in the waveguides of the Southern Hemisphere troposphere; Climate Dynamics
On the stability and spatiotemporal variance distribution of salinity in the upper ocean; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Predicting the East Australian Current; Ocean Modelling
Seasonal variations of the upper ocean salinity stratification in the Tropics; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Simulated austral winter response of the Hadley circulation and stationary Rossby wave propagation to a warming climate; Climate Dynamics: Observational, Theoretical and Computational Research on The Climate System
Sources of heterogeneous variability and trends in Antarctic sea-ice; Nature Communications
Sources of knowledge and ignorance in climate research; Climatic Change
Southern Ocean Intrinsic and Forced Modes of Low Frequency; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2012
Stochastic climate theory and modeling; Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
Stochastic subgrid parameterizations for atmospheric and oceanic flows; Physica Scripta
Subgrid modelling for geophysical flows; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A
Systematic attribution of observed Southern Hemisphere circulation trends to external forcing and internal variability; Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics
The metastability of the mid-latitude Southern Hemisphere circulation; The ANZIAM Journal
The salinity signature of the equatorial Pacific cold tongue as revealed by the satellite SMOS mission; Geoscience Letters
Well-estimated global surface warming in climate projections selected for ENSO phase; Nature Climate Change

Research Projects

Australia's wine future - adapting to short-term climate variability and long-term climate change.; Wine Australia (WineAust)

Research Candidate Supervision