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Researcher: Curran, MAJ (Dr Mark Curran)

Fields of Research

Climate change processes
Separation science
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Atmospheric composition, chemistry and processes
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Isotope geochemistry
Atmospheric aerosols
Natural hazards
Applied statistics
Atmospheric dynamics
Physical oceanography
Water resources engineering
Microbial ecology
Nuclear physics
Quaternary environments

Research Objectives

Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Understanding climate change
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Atmospheric processes and dynamics
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
Other environmental management
Global effects of climate change (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. social impacts)
Climate change models
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Terrestrial systems and management
Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
Antarctic and Southern Ocean ice dynamics
Air quality, atmosphere and weather
Meteorological hazards (e.g. cyclones and storms)
Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Natural hazards

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

10Be concentrations in snow at Law Dome, Antarctica following the 29 October 2003 and 20 January 2005 solar cosmic ray events; Advances in Geosciences
A 2000-year annual record of snow accumulation rates for Law Dome, East Antarctica; Climate of the Past
A 700-year record of atmospheric circulation developed from the Law Dome ice core, East Antarctica; Journal of Geophysical Research
A glaciochemical study of 120 m ice core from Mill Island, East Antarctica; Climate of the Past
A global multiproxy database for temperature reconstructions of the Common Era; Scientific Data
A high resolution SOI proxy from the Law Dome ice core; International Union of Geodosy & Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly
A method for continuous 239Pu determinations in Arctic and Antarctic ice cores; Environmental Science and Technology
A Millennial Proxy Record of ENSO and Eastern Australian Rainfall from the Law Dome Ice Core, East Antarctica; Journal of Climate
A Novel In-Line Preconcentration Method for Capillary Electrophoresis; 25th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques
A reconstruction of extratropical Indo-Pacific sea-level pressure patterns during the Medieval Climate Anomaly; Climate Dynamics
A review of sea ice proxy information from polar ice cores; Quaternary Science Reviews
A revised 1000 year atmospheric δ13C-CO2 record from Law Dome and South Pole, Antarctica; Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
An ice core derived 1013-year catchment-scale annual rainfall reconstruction in subtropical eastern Australia; Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
An independently dated 2000-yr volcanic record from Law Dome, East Antarctica, including a new perspective on the dating of the 1450s CE eruption of Kuwae, Vanuatu; Climate of the Past
Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment; Antarctic Science
Antarctic climate variability on regional and continental scales over the last 2000 years; Climate of the Past
Antarctic ice sheet discharge driven by atmosphere-ocean feedbacks at the Last Glacial Termination; Scientific Reports
Antarctic slush-ice algal accumulation not quantified through conventional satellite imagery: beware the ice of March; The Cryosphere Discussions
Application of capillary ion chromatography and capillary ion chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry to determine methanesulfonate and inorganic anions in microliter sample volumes of Antarctic snow and ice; Analytical Methods
Assessing the robustness of Antarctic temperature reconstructions over the past 2 millennia using pseudoproxy and data assimilation experiments; Climate of the Past
Atmospheric impacts of the strongest known solar particle storm of 775 AD; Scientific Reports
Beryllium-10 transport to Antarctica: Results from seasonally resolved observations and modeling; Journal of Geophysical Research
Borehole temperatures reveal a changed energy budget at Mill Island, East Antarctica, over recent decades; The Cryosphere
Brief communication: organochlorine pesticides in an archived firn core from Law Dome, East Antarctica; Cryosphere
Capillary ion chromatography with on-column focusing for ultra-trace analysis of methanesulfonate and inorganic anions in limited volume Antarctic ice core samples; Journal of Chromatography A
Century-scale perspectives on observed and simulated Southern Ocean sea ice trends from proxy reconstructions; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Changes in black carbon deposition to Antarctica from two high-resolution ice core records, 1850-2000 AD; Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Changes of the deposition of soluble and insoluble aerosols on East Antarctic ice during the termination of the Glacial period as recorded in the Dome Summit South ice core (DSS), Law Dome, Antarctica; Antarctica and Global Change: Interactio
Characterizing black carbon in rain and ice cores using coupled tangential flow filtration and transmission electron microscopy; Atmospheric Measurement Techniques
Climate modes reflected in seasonal sea salt deposition in the Law Dome ice core, East Antarctica; AMOS National Conference 2014
Comment on “Low time resolution analysis of polar ice cores cannot detect impulsive nitrate events” by D.F. Smart et al; Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
Continental-scale temperature variability during the past two millennia; Nature Geoscience
Correlation confidence limits for unevenly sampled data; Computers and Geosciences
Early Last Interglacial ocean warming drove substantial ice mass loss from Antarctica; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America
Early onset of industrial-era warming across the oceans and continents; Nature
El Niño Southern Oscillation signal in a new East Antarctic ice core, Mount Brown South; Climate of the Past
Estimate of sea salt sources to Antarctica: An alternative interpretation of the EPICA sea salt record?; European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2008
Evidence for climate modulation of the 10Be solar activity proxy; Journal of Geophysical Research
Exploring the Relationships of Sea Ice Proxies in East Antarctica; SCAR 2020 Antarctic Science - Global Connections Conference
Extending and understanding the South West Western Australian rainfall record using a snowfall reconstruction from Law Dome, East Antarctica; Climate of the Past
High-precision dating of volcanic events (A.D. 1301-1995) using ice cores from Law Dome, Antarctica; Journal of Geophysical Research
High-resolution records of the beryllium-10 solar activity proxy in ice from Law Dome, East Antarctica: measurement, reproducibility and principal trends; Climate of the Past
Ice core and climate reanalysis analogs to predict Antarctic and Southern Hemisphere climate changes; Quaternary Science Reviews
Ice core evidence for Antarctic sea ice decline since the 1950s; Science
Ice core proxy of Antarctic sea-ice extent; International Symposium on Sea Ice in a Changing Environment
Ice-core evidence for a small solar-source of atmospheric nitrate; Geophysical Research Letters
Individual particle morphology, coatings, and impurities of black carbon aerosols in Antarctic ice and tropical rainfall; Geophysical Research Letters
Insights from Antarctica on volcanic forcing during the Common Era; Nature Climate Change
Integral correlation for uneven and differently sampled data, and its application to the Law Dome Antarctic climate record; Scientific Reports
Inter-hemispheric temperature variability over the past millennium; Nature Climate Change
Intercomparison of firn core and meteorological data; Antarctic Science
Large scale changes in 20th century black carbon deposition to Antarctica; Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions
Late Pleistocene and early Holocene change in the Weddell Sea: a new climate record from the Patriot Hills, Ellsworth Mountains, West Antarctica; Journal of Quaternary Science
Links between large-scale modes of climate variability and synoptic weather patterns in the southern Indian Ocean; Journal of Climate
Low atmospheric CO2 levels during the Little Ice Age due to cooling-induced terrestrial uptake; Nature Geoscience
Methanesulphonic acid loss during ice-core storage: recommendations based on a new diffusion coefficient; Journal of Glaciology
Multi-model mean nitrogen and sulfur deposition from the Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project (ACCMIP): evaluation of historical and projected future changes; Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
New evidence of a spring source of DMS at high latitudes; SOLAS Open Science Conference 2009
Observed 20th century desert dust variability: Impact on climate and biogeochemistry; Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Optimal site selection for a high-resolution ice core record in East Antarctica; Climate of the Past
Pacific decadal variability over the last 2000 years and implications for climatic risk; Communications Earth & Environment
Preservation of methanesulphonic acid in frozen ice-core samples; Journal of Glaciology
Proxy records of El Niño-Southern Oscillation and East Australian rainfall from the Law Dome ice core, East Antarctica; International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS)
Proxy Records of El Niño-Southern Oscillation and East Australian Rainfall from the Law Dome Ice Core, East Antarctica; International Polar Year 2012: From Knowledge to Action Conference
Rapid DMSP production by an Antarctic phytoplankton community exposed to natural surface irradiances in late spring; Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Reconstructing pre-instrumental streamflow in Eastern Australia using a water balance approach; Journal of Hydrology
Regional Antarctic snow accumulation over the past 1000 years; Climate of the Past
Sea-ice-related halogen enrichment at Law Dome, coastal East Antarctica; Climate of the Past
Seasonal characteristics of chemical impurities at Law Dome, Antarctica; Antarctica and Global Change: Interactions and Impacts
Seasonal characteristics of the major ions in the high-accumulation Dome Summit South ice core, Law Dome, Antarctica; Annals of Glaciology
Seasonal variability in the input of lead, barium and indium to Law Dome, Antarctica; Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta
Seasonality of halogen deposition in polar snow and ice; Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Snowfall and water stable isotope variability in East Antarctica controlled by warm synoptic events; Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
Solar and climate influences on ice core 10Be records from Antarctica and Greenland during the neutron monitor era; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Southern Ocean carbon sink enhanced by sea-ice feedbacks at the Antarctic Cold Reversal; Nature Geoscience
Sub-1 mL sample requirement for simultaneous determination of 17 organic and inorganic anions and cations in Antarctic ice core samples by dual capillary ion chromatography; Analytica Chimica Acta
Suppressed ion chromatography methods for the routine determination of ultra low level anions and cations in ice cores; Journal of Chromatography A
The Carrington event not observed in most ice core nitrate records; Geophysical Research Letters
The Iso2k database: a global compilation of paleo-δ18O and δ2H records to aid understanding of Common Era climate; Earth System Science Data
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 long-term cooling trend in East Antarctic plateau over the Past 2000 years is only robust between 550 and 1550 CE; Geophysical Research Letters
Tropical and mid-latitude forcing of continental Antarctic temperatures; The Cryosphere

Research Projects

Creating an ice core record from Antarctic samples using Capillary-Ion Chromatography coupled mass-spectrometry ; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Development and application of new highly sensitive low volume capillary ion chromatography techniques to deliver higher resolution ice core derived paleoclimatic records; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Equator to Pole: Reconstructing tropical and Antarctic climate variability over the last millennium and their impacts on southern Australian rainfall; Australian Research Council (ARC)
High resolution reconstructions of climate and ecosystem variability in the sub-Antarctic during the last two millenia; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
IPICS 2k ice core array: Filling the climatological gap of the Indian Ocean sector from Wilhelm II Land; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Ice core analysis for AAPP Project 2

Research Candidate Supervision

Antarctic climate variability during the Little Ice Age- Evidence from Antarctic ice cores.
Changes in the Morphology, Mass Balance, and Dynamics of Brown Glacier, Heard Island, with Comparison to the Surrounding Sub-Antarctic Islands
Environmental signals from chemical measurements on law dome ice cores
Glaciochemical Study of Mill Island Ice Core Records
High Resolution Ice Core Records of Climate Variability and Forcing
Holocene Climate and Environmental Indicators from Trace Chemistry of Law Dome Ice Core, Antarctica
Investigation of Meteorological Events Preserved in High Resolution Snow Pit and Firn Core Records