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Researcher: Rintoul, SR (Dr Steve Rintoul)

Fields of Research

Physical Oceanography
Glaciology
Chemical Oceanography
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Climate Change Processes
Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Biological Oceanography
Conservation and Biodiversity
Oceanography
Biogeography and Phylogeography
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Ecology
Carbon Sequestration Science
Earth Sciences
Marine Geoscience
Ecosystem Function
Behavioural Ecology
Analytical Spectrometry
Geodesy
Geodynamics
Seismology and Seismic Exploration
Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
Palaeoclimatology

Research Objectives

Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography
Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Climate and Climate Change
Climate Change Models
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Weather
Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. Social Impacts)
Natural Hazards in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Marine Air Quality
Curriculum
Environment

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

2.3 Southern Ocean; Understanding Earth’s polar challenges: International Polar Year 2007-2008
A mesoscale phytoplankton bloom in the polar Southern Ocean stimulated by iron fertilization; Nature
A roadmap for Antarctic and Southern Ocean science for the next two decades and beyond; Antarctic Science
Abyssal connections of Antarctic Bottom Water in a Southern Ocean State Estimate; Geophysical Research Letters
Adelie Depression seasonal circulation and dense shelf water export; EGU General Assembly 2010
Adelie Land Bottom Water; 1st Climate Variability and Predictability conference
Adelie Land Bottom Water Formation; 16th International Association Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research
Advection shapes Southern Ocean microbial assemblages independent of distance and environment effects; Nature Communications
Anomalous Ekman Transport Near Kerguelen Island; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Antarctic Bottom Water from the Adélie and George V Land coast, East Antarctica (140-149°E); Journal of Geophysical Research
Antarctic Circumpolar Current transport and barotropic transition at Macquarie Ridge; Geophysical Research Letters
Atlantic-Pacific asymmetry of subsurface temperature change and frontal response of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current for the recent three decades; “Hot Spots” in the Climate System
Atlantic-Pacific asymmetry of subsurface temperature change and frontal response of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current for the recent three decades; Journal of Oceanography
Barotropic and baroclinic contributions to along-stream and across-stream transport in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Biogeographic partitioning of Southern Ocean microorganisms revealed by metagenomics; Environmental Microbiology
Biological modification of carbonate chemistry in dense water outflows from the Mertz Polynya, East Antarctica; International Symposium on Sea Ice in a Changing Environment
Bottom Water Formation and Polynyas in Adélie Land, Antarctica; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Brief communication: impacts of a developing polynya off Commonwealth Bay, East Antarctica, triggered by grounding of iceberg B09B; Cryosphere
Carbon uptake and biogeochemical change in the Southern Ocean, south of Tasmania; Biogeosciences
Change in dense shelf water and Adelie land bottom water precipitated by iceberg calving; Geophysical Research Letters
Changes in the Subduction of Southern Ocean Water Masses at the End of the Twenty-First Century in Eight IPCC Models; Journal of Climate
Changes in water properties and flow regime on the continental shelf off the Adelie/George V Land coast, East Antarctica, after glacier tongue calving; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Circulation and seasonal evolution of polar waters south of Australia: Implications for iron fertilization of the Southern Ocean; Deep-Sea Research II
Circulation of modified Circumpolar Deep Water and basal melt beneath the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Climate change and Southern Ocean ecosystems I: how changes in physical habitats directly affect marine biota; Global Change Biology
Continuous shipboard measurements of oceanic δ18O, δD and δ13CDIC along a transect from New Zealand to Antarctica using cavity ring-down isotope spectrometry; Journal of Marine Systems
Controls on circulation, cross-shelf exchange, and dense water formation in an Antarctic polynya; Geophysical Research Letters
Decadal changes in the South Pacific western boundary current system revealed in observations and ocean state estimates; Journal of Geophysical Research
Delivering 21st century Antarctic and Southern Ocean science; Antarctic Science
Dense shelf water formation and sea ice growth rates from the Mertz Glacier; 2nd International Ross Sea Conference
Detecting and characterizing Ekman currents in the Southern Ocean; Journal of Physical Oceanography
Direct observations of the Antarctic Slope Current transport at 113°E; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Distribution of Hydrocorals Along the George V Slope, East Antarctica; Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat: GeoHAB Atlas of Seafloor Geomorphic Features and Benthic Habitats
Distribution of water masses and meltwater on the continental shelf near the Totten and Moscow University ice shelves; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Do Box Inverse Models Work?; Journal of Physical Oceanography
Downslope Mixing of Antarctic Bottom Water from East Antarctic Polynyas; Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR XXX) SCAR-IASC Open Science Conference
Dynamics of the Southern Ocean Circulation; Ocean Circulation and Climate: A 21st Century Perspective
Estimating the biodiversity of the East Antarctic shelf and oceanic zone for ecoregionalisation: Example of the ichthyofauna of the CEAMARC (Collaborative East Antarctic Marine Census) CAML surveys; Polar Science
Estimating the Four-Dimensional Structure of the Southern Ocean Using Satellite Altimetry; Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
Experimental strategies to assess the biological ramifications of multiple drivers of global ocean change - a review; Global Change Biology
Formation and export of dense shelf water from the Adélie Depression, East Antarctica; Journal of Geophysical Research
Freshening by glacial meltwater enhances melting of ice shelves and reduces formation of Antarctic Bottom Water; Science Advances
Freshening drives contraction of Antarctic Bottom Water in the Australian Antarctic Basin; Geophysical Research Letters
Frontal movements and property fluxes: Contributions to heat and freshwater trends in the Southern Ocean; Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans
Glacier tongue calving reduced dense water formation and enhanced carbon uptake; Geophysical Research Letters
Global biogeography of SAR11 marine bacteria; Molecular Systems Biology
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
Influence of Ross Sea Bottom Water changes on the warming and freshening of the Antarctic Bottom Water in the Australian-Antarctic Basin; Ocean Science Discussions
Influence of Ross Sea Bottom Water changes on the warming and freshening of the Antarctic Bottom Water in the Australian-Antarctic Basin; Ocean Science
Kerguelen Axis 2015-16: Marine science activities in support of research and observing of marine ecosystems in the vicinity of the Kerguelen Axis during 2015-16 austral summer
Localized subduction of anthropogenic carbon dioxide in the Southern Hemisphere oceans; Nature Geoscience
Long-term freshening of the Adelie Depression Shelf Water; International Polar Year Science Conference
Mean Flow and eddy variability of the Antarctic circumpolar current south of Australia; 1997 Joint Assemblies of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences and International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans
Mean-flow and topographic control on surface eddy-mixing in the Southern Ocean; Journal of Marine Research
Mercury in the Southern Ocean; Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta
Monitoring the location, structure and transport of Antarctic circumpolar current fronts south of Australia; 1997 Joint Assemblies of the International Assoication of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences and International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans
New insights into prime Southern Ocean forage grounds for thriving Western Australian humpback whales; Scientific Reports
Observations of Downslope Flows along the Adélie Land coast; Japan Oceanographic Society Spring meeting
Ocean circulation and frontal structure near the southern Kerguelen Plateau during the Kerguelen Axis marine ecosystem survey; The Kerguelen Plateau: marine ecosystem and fisheries
Ocean circulation and frontal structure near the southern Kerguelen Plateau: the physical context for the Kerguelen Axis ecosystem study; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2
Ocean heat drives rapid basal melt of the Totten Ice Shelf; Science Advances
Ocean-ice shelf interaction in East Antarctica; Oceanography
Offshore seismic reflection data: an oceanographic perspective; Bolletino di Geofisica Teorica ed Applicata
On the origin and influence of the Antarctic bottom water of the southeast Indian Ocean; 1997 Joint Assemblies of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences and International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans
On the zonal and meridional circulation and ocean transports between Tasmania and Antarctica; Journal of Geophysical Research
Parameterization of eddy-induced subduction in the Southern Ocean surface-layer; Ocean Modelling
Perfluorinated compounds in the Antarctic region: Ocean circulation provides prolonged protection from distant sources; Environmental Pollution
Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science; Nature: Comment
Position analysis: the Antarctic ice sheet and sea level
Predicting habitat preferences for Anthometrina adriani (Echinodermata) on the East Antarctic continental shelf; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Rapid response of the East Australian Current to remote wind forcing: The role of barotropic-baroclinic interactions; Journal of Marine Research
Recent wind-driven change in Subantarctic Mode Water and its impact on ocean heat storage; Nature Climate Change
Regional changes in icescape impact shelf circulation and basal melting; Geophysical Research Letters
Regional circulation and its impact on upper ocean variability south of Tasmania; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Regional circulation around Heard and McDonald Islands and through the Fawn Trough, central Kerguelen Plateau; Deep-Sea Research. Part 1: Oceanographic Research Papers
Sea ice meltwater and circumpolar deep water drive contrasting productivity in three Antarctic polynyas; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Seasonal evolution of upper ocean thermal structure between Tasmania and Antarctica; Deep-Sea Research I
Seasonality of warm water intrusions onto the continental shelf near the Totten Glacier; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Sensitivity of Antarctic Circumpolar Current Transport and eddy activity to wind patterns in the Southern Ocean; Journal of Physical Oceanography
Southern Ocean frontal structure and sea-ice formation rates revealed by elephant seals; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Stationary Rossby waves dominate subduction of anthropogenic carbon in the Southern Ocean; Scientific Reports
Strong export of Antarctic Bottom Water east of the Kerguelen plateau; Nature Geoscience
Sub-Antarctic flux and dynamics experiment (SAFDE); 1997 Joint Assemblies of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences and International Association for the Phsyical Sciences of the Oceans
Subantarctic Mode Water variability influenced by mesoscale eddies south of Tasmania; Journal of Geophysical Research
Subantarctic mode water: distribution and circulation; Ocean Dynamics
Summer hydrography on the shelf off Terre Ade´lie/George V Land based on the ALBION and CEAMARC observations during the IPY; Polar Science
Summertime physical and biological controls on O2 and CO2 in the Australian Sector of the Southern Ocean; Journal of Marine Systems
Tasman Leakage of intermediate waters as inferred from Argo floats; Geophysical Research Letters
The dynamics of Southern Ocean storm tracks; Journal of Physical Oceanography
The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2017; Chemical Geology
The neodymium isotope fingerprint of Adélie Coast Bottom Water; Geophysical Research Letters
The Southern Ocean Observing System; Understanding Earth’s Polar Challenges: International Polar Year 2007-2008
The Southern Ocean Observing System; Oceanography
The Southern Ocean observing system: initial science and implementation strategy; Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research; Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research
The structure of a meander in the Sub-antarctic front; 1997 Joint Assemblies of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences and International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans
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
Variability and mesoscale activity of the Southern Ocean fronts: Identification of a circumpolar coordinate system; Ocean Modelling
Variability of the Antarctic circumpolar current south of Australia; 1997 Joint Assemblies of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences and International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans
Variability of the Sub-Antarctic mode water south of Australia; 1997 Joint Assemblies of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences and International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans
Vertical circulation in a meander of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current; 1997 Joint Assemblies of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences and International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans
Widespread freshening in the Seasonal Ice Zone near 140°E off the Adélie Land Coast, Antarctica, from 1994 to 2012; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
[Antarctica] Southern Ocean [in 'State of the Climate in 2015']; Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Research Projects

Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC); Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Assessment of habitats, productivity and food webs on the Kerguelen Axis in the Indian Sector of the Southern Ocean; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Detecting Southern Ocean change from repeat hydrography, deep Argo and trace element biogeochemistry; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Forecasting ocean currents; Department of Industry, Tourism & Resources (DITR)
How does topography brake the Antarctic Circumpolar Current?; Australian Research Council (ARC)
ICECAP II; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Ocean forced evolution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Seals as Oceanographic Samplers; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
The impact of changing ocean circulation on the Antarctic ice shelf; Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF)
The Role of Eastern Antarctic Polynyas in Global Ocean Circulation; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Southern Ocean Meridional Overturning Circulation: New Observations of Vertical Mixing; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Winter Temperature and Salinity Profile Measurements in the Southern Ocean Using Elephant Seals as Ocean Sampling Platforms; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Using In-situ Measurements to Measure Fine-Scale Oceanography with Higher Marine Predators in the Southern Ocean

Research Candidate Supervision

A numerical investigation into Southern Ocean sea ice using CICE version 4.0
Adelie Land Bottom Water Formation
An Analysis of Climate Change on Southern Ocean Overturning Circulation and Subduction
Decadal Ocean Water Mass Changes- Global Observations and Interpretation
Detecting climate change in the southern ocean using historical and WOCE temperature, salinity and nutrient data
Ekman Currents in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current
Mean flow, eddy variability and energetics of the subantarctic front south of Australia
Observing the Four Dimensional Structure and Variability of the Southern Ocean Using Satellite Altimetry
Quantifying the Impact of Glacial Melt Water on Antarctic Bottom Water
The Distribution, Circulation and Variability of Subantarctic Mode Water
Wind Forced Changes and Variability in the East Australian Current.