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Researcher: Hobbs, WR (Dr Will Hobbs)

Fields of Research

Physical Oceanography
Atmospheric Dynamics
Climate Change Processes
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Climatology (excl. Climate Change Processes)
Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Geodesy
Geodynamics
Seismology and Seismic Exploration
Glaciology
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Research Objectives

Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. Social Impacts)
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Climate Change Models
Climate and Climate Change
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on the South Pacific (excl. Australia and New Zealand) (excl. Social Impacts)
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Natural Hazards in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments

Career Best Publications

Midlatitude North Atlantic heat transport: A time series based on satellite and drifter data; Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans
The Pacific zonal asymmetry and its influence on Southern Hemisphere sea ice variability; Antarctic Science

Research Publications

New Perspectives on Observed and Simulated Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Trends Using Optimal Fingerprinting Techniques; Journal of Climate
A representative time-series for the Southern Hemisphere zonal wave 1; Geophysical Research Letters
A review of recent changes in Southern Ocean sea ice, their drivers and forcings; Global and Planetary Change
An energy conservation analysis of ocean drift in the CMIP5 global coupled models; Journal of Climate
Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation slowdown cooled the subtropical ocean; Geophysical Research Letters
Century-scale perspectives on observed and simulated Southern Ocean sea ice trends from proxy reconstructions; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Characterizing the zonally asymmetric component of the SH circulation; Climate Dynamics
Deep ocean freshening
Detection of an observed 135 year ocean temperature change from limited data; Geophysical Research Letters
Interactions between Antarctic sea ice and large-scale atmospheric modes in CMIP5 models; Cryosphere
Meridional oceanic heat transport in the Atlantic Ocean [in 'State of the Climate in 2014']; American Meteorological Society. Bulletin
Meridional overturning and oceanic heat transport circulation observations in the North Atlantic Ocean [in “State of the Climate in 2016”]; American Meteorological Society. Bulletin
Meridional overturning circulation and heat transport observations in the Atlantic Ocean [in 'state of the Climate in 2012']
Midlatitude North Atlantic heat transport: A time series based on satellite and drifter data; Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans
Oceanography: Deep ocean freshening; Nature Climate Change
Record warming in the South Pacific and western Antarctica associated with the strong central‐Pacific El Niño in 2009–10; Geophysical Research Letters
Sea-ice-driven shallow overturning; Nature Geoscience
The Amundsen Sea Low: variability, change and impact on Antarctic climate; American Meteorological Society. Bulletin
The effect of Antarctic sea ice on the Southern Hemisphere atmosphere during the southern summer; Climate Dynamics: Observational, Theoretical and Computational Research on The Climate System
The influence of the large-scale atmospheric circulation on Antarctic sea ice during ice advance and retreat seasons; Geophysical Research Letters
The Law Dome MSA sea ice proxy record: analysis of modern satellite data and re-examination of archival satellite imagery; International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences 2nd Open Science Conference 2016
The Pacific zonal asymmetry and its influence on Southern Hemisphere sea ice variability; Antarctic Science
Variability in sea ice cover and climate elicit sex specific responses in an Antarctic predator; Scientific Reports
[Global Oceans] Meridional overturning circulation observations in the subtropical North Atlantic [in “State of the Climate in 2011”]; American Meteorological Society. Bulletin

Research Projects

Earth Systems Hub; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Ocean forced evolution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
RCSS: American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2013; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Understanding spread in sea level rise projections; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision