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Researcher: Nunez, M (Dr Manuel Nunez)

Fields of Research

Palaeoclimatology
Atmospheric sciences
Atmospheric radiation
Environmental management
Meteorology
Global change biology
Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Climatology
Physical oceanography
Evolutionary biology
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Glaciology
Biological oceanography
Terrestrial ecology
Epidemiology
Other environmental sciences
Climate change processes
Ecology
Palaeoecology
Fisheries sciences
Pollution and contamination
Plant biology
Microbial ecology
Cloud physics
Mesospheric, thermospheric, ionospheric and magnetospheric physics
Animal physiology - cell
Invertebrate biology
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Biological mathematics

Research Objectives

Other environmental management
Atmospheric processes and dynamics
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Air quality, atmosphere and weather
Understanding climate change
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Air quality
Terrestrial biodiversity
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Solar-photovoltaic energy
Marine biodiversity
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Weather
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Atmospheric composition (incl. greenhouse gas inventory)
Natural hazards
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Transformation of electricity and material feedstocks into fuels
Global effects of climate change (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. social impacts)
Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
Energy transformation
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Preventive medicine
Forestry
Table grapes
Clinical health
Oil and gas processing
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Hydro-electric energy
Nuclear energy

Career Best Publications

An Anisotropy Correction Method for All-Sky Measurements of Diffuse UV-B Erythemal Irradiance; Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
Spatial variations of incoming longwave radiation in Göteborg, Sweden; Theoretical and Applied Climatology
Temporal Structure of the Solar Radiation Field in Cloudy Conditions: Are Retrievals of Hourly Averages from Space Possible?; Journal of Applied Meteorology
The Angular Distribution of UV-B Sky Radiance under Cloudy Conditions: A Comparison of Measurements and Radiative Transfer Calculations Using a Fractal Cloud Model; Journal of Applied Meteorology
Using broadband erythemal UV instruments to measure relative irradiance; Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmosphere

Research Publications

A Climatology of Ocean-Atmosphere Heat Flux Estimates over the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea: Implications for Recent Mass Coral Bleaching Events; Journal of Climate
A cloud-based reconstruction of surface solar radiation trends for Australia ; Theoretical and Applied Climatology
A comparative study of methods for surface area and three-dimensional shape measurement of coral skeletons; Limnology and Oceanography: Methods
A comparison of cloudless sky erythemal ultraviolet radiation at two sites in southwest Sweden; International Journal of Climatology
A Comparison of Urban/Rural Erythemal HV Irradiances for Göteborg, Sweden; European Geophysical Society XXII General Assembly
A field study of orographic precipitation anomalies during high velocity winds using an aerofoil rain gauge; Theoretical and Applied Climatology
A method for finding sea breeze days under stable synoptic conditions and its application to the Swedish west coast; International Journal of Climatology
A Regional Study of Ultraviolet Radiation in the Göteborg/Koster Area of Southwest Sweden
A regional study of ultraviolet radiation in the Göteborg/Koster area of Southwest Sweden
A Satellite-Based Climatology of UV-B Irradiance for Antarctic Coastal Regions; International Journal of Climatology
A semi-empirical approach for the estimation of global, direct and diffuse illuminance under clear sky condition in the tropics; Energy and Buildings
A semi-empirical model for estimating diffuse solar near infrared radiation in Thailand using ground- and satellite-based data for mapping applications; Renewable Energy
A structural time series approach to the reconstruction of Tasmanian maximum temperatures; Environmental Modelling & Software
A Structural Time Series Temperature Reconstruction in Dendroclimatology; Modsim 97
A technique for mapping downward longwave radiation using satellite and ground-based data in the tropics; Renewable Energy
A technique for mapping global illuminance from satellite data; Solar Energy
A three-dimensional multifractal cloud model for radiative transfer calculations in the remote sensing of cloud properties; Conference on Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere, part of the 9th International Symposium on Remote Sensing, 2002
A Variable Sky-View Platform for Analysis of Erythemal UV Radiation; AMOS 2001: 8th National AMOS Conference incorporating the 6th Australasian Conference on the Physics of Remote Sensing of Atmosphere and Ocean
A Variable Sky-View Platform for the Measurement of Ultraviolet Radiation; Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
An Anisotropy Correction Method for All-Sky Measurements of Diffuse UV-B Erythemal Irradiance; Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
An assessment of GERB data to map hourly broadband solar radiation at the earth's surface. A Report to the GERB Working Group
An assessment of three satellite-based precipitation data sets as applied to the Thailand region; Physical Geography
An investigation into acid burn episodes, report to Australian Bulk Minerals, Port Latta, Tasmania
An investigation of solar erythemal ultraviolet radiation in the tropics: a case study at four stations in Thailand; International Journal of Climatology
Approaches to partitioning the global UVER irradiance into its direct and diffuse components in Valencia, Spain; Journal of Geophysical Research
Assessing Grassland Moisture and Biomass in Tasmania - the Application of Remote Sensing and Empirical Models for a Cloudy Environment; International Journal of Wildland Fire
Attenuation coefficients of ultraviolet and photosynthetically active wavelengths in the waters of Heron Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Australia; Marine and Freshwater Research
Causes and consequences of variation in snow incidence on the high mountains of Tasmania, 1983-2013; Australian Journal of Botany
Changes in Tasmanian hydrology resulting from global warming; School of Geography and Environmental Studies 2005 Conference
Conversion of Nadir, Narrowband Reflectance in Red and Near-Infrared Channels to Hemispherical Surface Albedo; Remote Sensing of Environment
Determination of effective droplet radius and optical depth of liquid water clouds over a tropical site in northern Thailand using passive microwave soundings, aircraft measurements and spectral irradiance data; The Journal of Atmospheric and Solar - Terrestrial Physics
Development of a method for generating operational solar radiation maps from satellite data for tropical environment; Solar Energy
Development of a method for mapping monthly average hourly diffuse erythemal ultraviolet radiation; Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics
Effective cloud optical depth and enhancement effects for broken liquid water clouds in Valencia (Spain); Atmospheric Research
Effective cloud optical depth or overcast conditions determined with a UV radiometers; International Journal of Climatology
Estimation of cloud optical depth for low clouds from UV erythemal irradiance; International Radiation Symposium 2012
Explaining a sharp transition from sedgeland to alpine vegetation on Mount Sprent, southwest Tasmania; Journal of Vegetation Science
Frost Prevention and Prediction of Temperatures and Cooling rates using GIS; Australian Geographical Studies
Geometric Spectral Corrections to Multiple Solar Zenith Angle Satellite Data, Tasmania, Australia; Modsim 97
Global validation of a forecast model for irradience of solar, erythemally effective ultraviolet radiation; Optical Engineering
Hourly global irradiance from satellite data in Badajoz, Spain: spatial and temporal dependence; Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
Incorporation of aerosol effects in a clear-sky semi-empirical model of UVER radiation for Valencia, Spain; International Journal of Climatology
Interannual variability in climate and fisheries in Tasmania; Nature
Investigation of aerosol optical properties in Bangkok; Theoretical and Applied Climatology
Local Airborne Contaminant Transport Study: IOEP Report Spring Worst Case Dispersion 7/10/96 to 8/10/96
Local airborne contaminant transport study: IOP-D (Drainage flow field experment II) 9/8/95-10/8/95,
Mapping diffuse photosynthetically active radiation from satellite data in Thailand; Advances in Space Research
Measurements of Erythemal Irradiance near Davis Station, Antarctica: Effect of Inhomogeneous Surface Albedo; Geophysical Research Letters
Measurements of UV-B irradiance in the East Antarct pack ice; Antarctica and Global Change: Interactions and Impacts
Measuring Nocturnal Longwave Radiative Flux Divergence; 6th International Conference on Urban Climate Göteborg, Sweden, June 12th - 16th 2006
Meteorological factors affecting lower tropospheric ozone mixing ratios in Bangkok, Thailand; Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics
Meteorological measurements at Bell Bay, Tasmania during poor dispersion conditions of IOP-C
Meteorological measurements at Bell Bay, Tasmania during sea breeze conditions of IOP-A
Meteorological measurements at Bell Bay, Tasmania during sea breeze conditions of IOP-D
Modeling sky luminescence using satellite data to classify sky conditions; Building and Environment
Modelled effects of ambient UV radiation on a natural Antarctic marine microbial community; Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Modelling and measurements of UV-B irradiance in cloudy conditions; Ultraviolet Ground- and Space-based Measurements, Models and Effects II Conference
Modelling future water environments of Tasmania, Australia; Climate Research
Monthly ambient sunlight, infections and relapse rates in multiple sclerosis; Neuroepidemiology
Monthly ambient sunlight, vitamin D, infections and relapse rates in multiple sclerosis; 13th Annnual Meeting of the Amer-Comm-for-Treatment-and-Res-in-Multiple-Sclerosis
Narrow-Band to Broad-Band Conversion for Meteosat-Visible Channel and Broad-Band Albedo Using Both AVHRR-1 and AVHRR-2 Channels; International Journal of Remote Sensing
Nocturnal clear-sky directional downwelling infrared temperature measurements in a forest canopy; Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere V Conference
Ozone and UV-B radiation in Hobart
Ozone Depletion Inhibits Natural Antarctic Phytoplankton Blooms; 2nd SCAR Open Science Conference 'Antarctica in the Earth System'
Pan and Penman Evaporation Trends for Australia; Pan evaporation: An example of the detection and attribution of trends in climate variables
Pasminco Climate Survey: Intensive meteorological measurements at Pasminco Hobart Smelter - summer experiment
Port Latta Climate Survey: Intensive meteorological measurements at Port Latta - summer experiment, May 2001
Port Latta Climate Survey: Intensive meteorological measurements at Port Latta - winter experiment, February 2001
Radiation divergence cooling: From an urban canyon to the rural environment; 6th International Conference on Urban Climate Göteborg, Sweden, June 12th - 16th 2006
Rainfall estimation in south-west Tasmania using satellite images and phytosociological calibration; International Journal of Remote Sensing
Regional variability of solar radiation in cloudy conditions: implications for satellite mapping of solar radiation; Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VIII Conference
Relationship between the effective cloud optical depth and different atmospheric transmission factors; Atmospheric Research
Satellite - Derived Statistics for UV Erythemal Radiation Near a Section on the Antarctic Coast; Symposium on Antarctica and Global Change: Interactions and Impact
Satellite Mapping of the Surface Radiation Balance
Satellite Mapping of the Surface Radiation Budget; Advances in Bioclimatology
Satellite-derived statistics for UV erythemal radiation near a section of the Antarctic coast; Antarctica and Global Change: Interactions and Impacts
Sensitivity of erythemal UV/global irradiance ratios to atmospheric parameters: application for estimating erythemal radiation at four sites in Thailand; Atmospheric Research
Sensitivity of UVER enhancement to broken liquid water clouds: a Monte Carlo approach; Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
Spatial variability of longwave radiation in Göteborg, Sweden; 13th Conference on Biometeorology and Aerobiology
Spatial variations of incoming longwave radiation in Göteborg, Sweden; Theoretical and Applied Climatology
Spectral dependence in the cosine response of broadband UV instruments; Journal of Geophysical Research
Tamar Valley Airshed Study: Final Report
Tasmanian water environments in the middle of the 21st century: results using the CCAM regional climate model
Temporal and spatial variability of total ozone in southwest Sweden revealed by two ground-based instruments; International Journal of Climatology
Temporal Structure of the Solar Radiation Field in Cloudy Conditions: Are Retrievals of Hourly Averages from Space Possible?; Journal of Applied Meteorology
The accuracy of low spatial resolution cloud property retrieval considering horizontal cloud inhomogeneities; Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere V Conference
The Angular Distribution of UV-B Sky Radiance under Cloudy Conditions: A Comparison of Measurements and Radiative Transfer Calculations Using a Fractal Cloud Model; Journal of Applied Meteorology
The microclimate above, within and below emergent tree crowns in a Peruvian cloud forest; 4th International Canopy Conference 2005 'Tropical versus Temperate Forests', Leipzig, Germany
Ultraviolet Radiation Measurement and Modelling in the Antarctic Environment; Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Ultraviolet Radiation Protection by a Beach Umbrella; Photochemistry and Photobiology
Using broadband erythemal UV instruments to measure relative irradiance; Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmosphere
Vegetation-radiation relationships in the wet-dry tropics: Granite hills in northern Australia; Vegetatio
Water balance scenarios for Little Swanport Area, Tasmania
Wavelength dependence of the effective cloud optical depth; The Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics

Research Projects

A Cloud Structure Climatology and its impact on Cloud Seeding Activities in North Western Tasmania; Hydro Electric Corporation (HEC)
An analysis of models to predict surface radiation components above the tropical oceans with special emphasis on long-wave radiation; National Greenhouse Advisory Committee (NGAC)
An analysis of UV irrandiance: regional analysis with particular attention to aerosols and the design and performance of improved instrumentation; CRC for Southern Hempishere Meterology (CRCSHM)
Climatology and Biological Impacts of Antarctic UV Radiation; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Depletion of Ultraviolet Radiation by Aerosols and Clouds; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Investigation of coastal polynyas in the East Antarctic region: a pilot study; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Measurement and modelling of UV-B radiation above and below pack ice in the East Antarctic.; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Measurement and Modelling of Water Transmission in and around Heron Reef at Visible and Ultraviolet Wavelengths; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Modelling light interception by forst canopies; CSIRO/University of Tasmania (CSIRO/UTAS)
Modelling Solar Radiation Exposure in the Great Barrier Reef, and its Relationship to Coral Bleaching; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Predicting the Vulnerability of Epiphytic Orchid Communities to Climate Change in the Peruvian Andes; American Orchid Society (AOS)
Predicting the Vulnerability of Epiphytic Orchid Communities to Climate Change in the Peruvian Andes; South Florida Orchid Society (SFOS)
Predicting the Vulnerability of Epiphytic Orchid Communities to Climate Change in the Peruvian Andes; San Diego County Orchid Society (SDCOS)
Remote sensing of heat fluxes and the mechanisms of sea surface temperature change in the seas north of Australia; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Satellite and phytosociological mapping of climate in the superhumid zone of Tasmania; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Solar Radiation, Coral Bleaching and Climate Change; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Sub-surface ultraviolet radiation measurements in the East Antarctic sea ice zone; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Tamar Valley Airshed Study; Department of Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts (DEPHA)
Ultraviolet radiation climate in the Southern Ocean and its biological significance; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Upgrade of UV Radiation Monitoring Capabilities; Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)
UV Climate over the Southern Ocean South of Australia and its Biological Impact; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
UV climate over the Southern Ocean South of Australia, and its biological impact; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
WDB13 Tasmania's Water Resources in the 21st Century; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Solar Radiation, Coral Bleaching and Climate Change

Research Candidate Supervision

A dendroclimatology Study of Tasmanianstream flow.
A heat balance of the Great Barrier Reef with particular Emphasis on Recent Sea Surface Temperature Trends
A study and parameterization of Oceanic Aerosol Interactions by Interpreting Spectral Solar Radiation Measurements at Nauru during TOGA-COARE
A three dimensional wind field model applied to an area of complex terrain
Air Pollution Dispertion within the Tamar Valley
Application of remote sensing to water balance modelling of a catchment
Characterisation of Infrared Radiative Flux and Flux Divergence Effects using a Two-channel Radiometer - Application to Cooling on Calm and Clear Nights
Effect on inhomogeneous surface albedo on UV radiation
Estimating the Radiation Environment in the Great Barrier Reef
Flame Properties and Fire Spread on Cylindrical Fuel Beds
Growth of ice on Antarctic continent
High resolution Palaeoenvironmental Information from Southeast Australian Speleothems
Improved techniques for the measurement of ultraviolet radiation
Land degredation - towards assessment methodology
Low-frequency Modes of Variability of the Indian Ocean and their Connection with the Indian Ocean Dipole
Mapping UVB Radiation in the East Antarctic Sea Ice Zone
Meteorology/Climatology
Modelling the Effects of Forest Regeneration on Streamflow Using Forest Growth Models
Moisture budgets of eucalypt forests in south eastern Tasmania
Multifractal Modelling of Liquid Water Clouds- Cloud spatial structure and its effect on the solar radiation field
Orographic Gradients in Climate and Forest Cover at the Cordillera Yanachaga, Peru
Satellite monitoring of Albedo in Tasmania- Temporal, spatial and spectral considerations
The Application of Landscape Productivity and Environmental Modelling to Improve Plantation Site Selection and Yield Prediction
The effect of surface roughness on the refelcted radiance of bare terrain- Measurements, modelling and inversion studies
The Thermal Biology of the Wingless Grasshopper (Phaulacridium vittatum). A Model to Test Potential Climate Change Impacts on Insects
TITLE- On large scale convection in the atmosphere over the tropical western Pacific and eastern Indian Ocean
Wind dirrection- a tool for climate analysis