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Researcher: McCormack, F (Dr Felicity McCormack)

Fields of Research

Physical Oceanography
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Glaciology
Geology
Oceanography
Applied Statistics
Atmospheric Dynamics
Biological Oceanography
Simulation and Modelling
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Research Objectives

Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. Social Impacts)
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (excl. Urban and Industrial Use)
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on the South Pacific (excl. Australia and New Zealand) (excl. Social Impacts)
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography
Atmospheric Processes and Dynamics
Climate Change Models
Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences

Career Best Publications

Effectiveness of the Bjerknes stability index in representing ocean dynamics; Climate Dynamics
Projected changes in the tropical Pacific Ocean of importance to tuna fisheries; Climatic Change
Quantifying the nonconservative production of conservative temperature, potential temperature, and entropy; Journal of Physical Oceanography
Reinvigorating research on the Western Pacific warm pool - first workshop; CLIVAR Exchanges

Research Publications

A high-resolution synthetic bed elevation grid of the Antarctic continent; Earth System Science Data
A new heat flux model for the Antarctic Peninsula incorporating spatially variable upper crustal radiogenic heat production; Geophysical Research Letters
A new heat flux model for the Antarctic Peninsula incorporating variable crustal radiogenic heat production; TACtical Workshop: Taking the Temperature of the Antarctic Continent
A synthetic high-resolution bedrock topography dataset for investigating resolution dependence of numerical ice-sheet model simulations; International Symposium on Interactions of Ice Sheets and Glaciers with the Ocean
An empirical anisotropic flow relation for ice-sheet modelling: development and implementation; Wellington Symposium: Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
Application of the ENSO Unified Oscillator theory to an ocean-only model; Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Conservative temperature as the embodiment of the First Law of Thermodynamics: quantifying the error in treating potential temperature as “heat content”; IUGG General Assembly
Correlation confidence limits for unevenly sampled data; Computers and Geosciences
Effectiveness of the Bjerknes Stability (BJ) index in representing ocean dynamics; Tropical Weather and Climate Dynamics Workshop
Effectiveness of the Bjerknes stability index in representing ocean dynamics; Climate Dynamics
El Niño, La Niña, and the Southern Oscillation; Encyclopedia of Natural Resources
Equatorial quasi-geostrophy; 2012 Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
How coupled models alter El Nino ocean dynamics: a case study using the ACCESS coupled model; Centre of Excellence for Climate Systems Science
Implementing an empirical scalar constitutive relation for ice with flow-induced polycrystalline anisotropy in large-scale ice sheet models; Cryosphere
Mistaking the cold tongue bias for a central Pacific El Niño: a case study using ACCESS-CM1.3; Ocean Science Conference
Oceanic melting driving East Antarctic ice sheet dynamics; 2017 Theo Murphy Australia Frontiers of Science Symposium
Position analysis: the Antarctic ice sheet and sea level
Projected changes in the tropical Pacific Ocean of importance to tuna fisheries; Climatic Change
Quantifying the nonconservative production of conservative temperature, potential temperature, and entropy; Journal of Physical Oceanography
Reassessing conceptual models of ENSO; Journal of Climate
Reinvigorating research on the Western Pacific warm pool - first workshop; CLIVAR Exchanges
Simulations of the edge of the Western Pacific Warm Pool in CMIP5, and the implications for climate change and ENSO dynamics; Ocean Sciences Meeting
The effect of anisotrophy on simulated ice dynamics: an idealised ice shelf example using the ice sheet system model; European Geophysical Union General Assembly
The impact of intrinsic ocean variability on the Totten Glacier’s contribution to sea level rise; European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018
The impact of subglacial lakes on catchment-scale drainage dynamics in East Antarctica; American Geophysical Union 2016
Tipping point: how we predict when Antarctica's melting ice sheets will flood the seas
Understanding the double peaked El Niño in coupled GCMs; Climate Dynamics
Water flux through Aurora Subglacial Basin and its impact on Totten Glacier stability; Buffalo Symposium: Timescales, Processes and Glacier Dynamics
What lies beneath Antarctica’s ice? Lakes, life and the grandest of canyons
What the models tell us: ice; Hobart for the Elizabeth and Frederick White Conference on the sensitivity of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to marine climate change: perspectives from the past

Research Projects

Assessing the sensitivity of ice sheet mass flux to high resolution bed topography; National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)
ICECAP II; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Improving the description of ice flow in numerical models of Antarctica and Greenland; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision