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Researcher: Heil, P (Dr Petra Heil)

Fields of Research

Glaciology
Physical oceanography
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Other earth sciences
Oceanography
Atmospheric dynamics
Chemical oceanography
Climate change processes
Palaeoclimatology
Climatology
Zoology
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Hydrology
Earth system sciences
Numerical analysis
Biological oceanography

Research Objectives

Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Other environmental management
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Understanding climate change
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
Climate change models
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Antarctic and Southern Ocean ice dynamics
Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Atmospheric processes and dynamics
Satellite navigation equipment

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

ACCESS-OM2 v1.0: a global ocean-sea ice model at three resolutions; Geoscientific Model Development
An improved automated method to detect landfast ice edge off Zhongshan Station using SAR imagery; IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing
Annual cycles of sea ice motion and deformation derived from buoy measurements in the western Arctic Ocean over two ice seasons; JGR Oceans
Assessment of radiation forcing data sets for large-scale sea ice models in the Southern Ocean; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
AusCOM: The Australian Community Ocean Model; Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology
Automatically extracted Antarctic coastline using remotely-sensed data: an update; Remote Sensing
Beyond Point Measurements: Sea Ice Floes Characterized in 3-D
Biogeochemical observations during the winter-spring transition in East Antarctic sea ice: Evidence of iron and exopolysaccharide controls; Marine Chemistry: An International Journal for Studies of All Chemical Aspects of The Marine Environment
Changes in ice-season characteristics of a European Arctic lake from 1964 to 2008; Climatic Change
Characterization of sea-ice kinematic in the Arctic outflow region using buoy data; Polar Research
Characterization of summer Arctic sea ice morphology in the 135°-175°W sector using multi-scale methods; Cold Regions Science and Technology
Comparing methods of measuring sea-ice density in the East Antarctic; Annals of Glaciology
Comparisons of sea ice motion and deformation, and their responses to ice conditions and cyclonic activity in the western Arctic Ocean between two summers; Cold Regions Science and Technology
Constraining Southern Ocean air-sea-ice fluxes through enhanced observations; Frontiers in Marine Science
Delivering sustained, coordinated, and integrated observations of the Southern Ocean for global impact; Frontiers in Marine Science
Digital libraries for oceans and climate; Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Drift of pancake ice floes in the winter Antarctic marginal ice zone during polar cyclones; JGR Oceans
East Antarctic sea ice drift: variability and trend; 1997 Joint Assemblies of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences and International Association for Physical Sciences of the Oceans
East Antarctic sea ice: A review of its structure, properties and drift; Antarctic Sea Ice: Physical Processes, Interactions and Variability
East Antarctic Sea Ice: A review of its structure, properties and drift; Antarctic Research Series - Antarctic Sea Ice: Physical Processes, Interactions and Variability
Effect of wave-induced mixing on Antarctic sea ice in a high-resolution ocean model; Ocean Dynamics
Effects of wave-induced sea ice break-up and mixing in a high-resolution coupled ice-ocean model; Journal of Marine Science and Engineering
Enhanced thermodynamic ice growth by sea ice deformation; Antarctica and Global Change: Interactions and Impacts
Enhanced thermodynamic ice growth by sea-ice deformation; Annals of Glaciology
Estimating small-scale snow depth and ice thickness from total freeboard for East Antarctic sea ice; Deep-Sea Research II
Estimation of Antarctic land-fast sea ice algal biomass and snow thickness from under-ice radiance spectra in two contrasting areas; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Experimental evidence for a universal threshold characterizing wave-induced sea ice break-up; Cryosphere
First results from a CryoSat-2 calibration experiment in the East Antarctic sea ice zone, SIPEX-2; CryoSat-2 Third User Workshop
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
Introduction: SIPEX-2: a study of sea-ice physical, biogeochemical and ecosystem processes off East Antarctica during spring 2012; Deep-Sea Research II
Long-term fast-ice variability off Davis and Mawson stations, Antarctica; 16th IAHR International Symposium on Ice
Low Fe availability for photosynthesis of sea-ice algae: ex situ incubation of the ice diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus in low-Fe sea ice using an ice tank; Frontiers in Marine Science
Morphology and structure of the sea ice in the southern ocean sector between 60°E and 150°E; 1997 Joint Assemblies of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences and International Association for Physical Sciences of the Oceans
Multiyear sea ice thermal regimes and oceanic heat flux derived from an ice mass balance buoy in the Arctic Ocean; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
On simulating high-frequency variability in Antarctic sea-ice dynamics models; Annals of Glaciology
On the crucial role of atmospheric rivers in the two major Weddell Polynya events in 1973 and 2017 in Antarctica; Science Advances
On the extraordinary snow on the sea ice off East Antarctica in late winter, 2012; Deep-Sea Research. Part II
Physical attributes of sea-ice kinematics during spring 2007 off East Antarctica; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Physico-ecobiogeochemistry of East Antarctic pack ice during the winter-spring transition; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Position analysis: Antarctic sea ice and climate change 2014
Regional Estimates of Heat and Salt Flux in the East Antarctic Sea Ice Zone; Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, 23-26 July 1996
Regional-scale sea-ice and snow thickness distributions from in situ and satellite measurements over East Antarctica during SIPEX 2007; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Role of off-shelf to on-shelf transitions for East Antarctic sea ice dynamics during spring 2003; Journal of Geophysical Research
Satellite-based sea ice navigation for Prydz Bay, East Antarctica; Remote Sensing
Sea ice reports for the Antarctic shipping season 2014–2015
Sea ice reports for the Antarctic shipping season 2015–2016
Sea ice reports for the season 2011-2012
Sea-ice conditions in the Adelie Depression, Antarctica, during besetment of the icebreaker RV Xuelong; Annals of Glaciology
Seasonal and interannual variations of sea ice mass balance from the Central Arctic to the Greenland Sea; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Seasonal and interannual variations of the oceanic heat flux under a landfast Antarctic sea ice cover; Journal of Geophysical Research
Seasonal evolution of an ice-shelf influenced fast-ice regime, derived from an autonomous thermistor chain; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Semi-automated feature-tracking of East Antarctic sea ice from Envisat ASAR imagery; Remote Sensing of Environment
Semi-automatic mapping of tidal cracks in the fast ice region near Zhongshan Station in East Antarctica using Landsat-8 OLI imagery; Remote Sensing
Simulating high frequency variability in sea-ice dynamics models; Polar Processes and Global Climate
SIPEX 2012: extreme sea-ice and atmospheric conditions off East Antarctica; Deep-Sea Research II
Subsynoptic scale spatial variability of sea ice deformation in the western Weddell Sea during early summer; Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
Surface energy balance on the Antarctic plateau as measured with an automatic weather station during 2014; Advances in Polar Science
Technical Report: Sea ice reports for the season 2012-2013
Technical Report: Sea ice reports for the season 2013-2014
The influence of winds, sea-surface temperature and precipitation anomalies on Antarctic regional sea-ice conditions during IPY 2007; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
The interplay of dynamic and thermodynamic processes in driving the ice-edge location in the Southern Ocean; Annals of Glaciology
The pattern and variability of Antarctic sea ice drift in the Indian and Western Pacific sectors; Antarctica and Global Change: Interactions and Impacts
Toward a high-resolution coupled ocean-sea ice model; APAC’03 on Advanced Computing, Grid Applications and eResearch
Winter Conditions in East Antarctic Pack Ice: A Report On The 1995 HIHO HIHO Ice Drift & Deformation Experiment

Research Projects

An Australian Consortium for Eddy-Resolving Global Ocean-Sea Ice Modeling; Australian Research Council (ARC)
An integrated study of Antarctic land-fast sea ice physical and biological processes; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
IceCube: Detecting and classifying Antarctic sea ice cover with Low Earth Orbit nanosatellites and artificial intelligence; SmartSat CRC (SSatCRC)
Investigation of sea ice physical processes in East Antarctica during early Spring; Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA)
Longterm Investigation of the Southern Ocean with High-resolution Simulations of a Coupled Ice-ocean Model; National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)
Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystems Experiment II - an integrated study of physical and ecological sea ice processes off East Antarctica during spring; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)

Research Candidate Supervision

A numerical investigation into Southern Ocean sea ice using CICE version 4.0
Are maritime simulation capabilities able to provide a valid Antarctic ice training environment?
East Antarctic Landfast Sea-Ice Distribution and Variability
Medium-range Numerical Prediction of Antarctic Sea Ice