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Researcher: Michael, KJ (Dr Kelvin Michael)

Research Fields

Glaciology
Atmospheric Sciences
Palaeoclimatology
Physical Oceanography
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
High Energy Astrophysics; Cosmic Rays
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Environmental Management
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Artificial Life
Biological Oceanography
Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Global Change Biology
Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
Meteorology
Nuclear Physics
Environmental Engineering Design
Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
Palaeoecology
Space and Solar Physics
Evolutionary Biology
Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
Computer Vision
Microbial Ecology
Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)
Expert Systems
Image Processing
Electrostatics and Electrodynamics
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental Engineering Modelling
Oceanography
Engineering
Optical Properties of Materials
Atmospheric Radiation
Environmental Engineering
Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
Biological Mathematics

Research Impact

Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Environment
Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Processes and Dynamics
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Climate and Climate Change
Information and Communication Services
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Natural Hazards in Marine Environments
Energy Storage (excl. Hydrogen)
Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply
Energy Systems Analysis
Energy Transformation
Construction
Energy Services and Utilities
Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture)
Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Renewable Energy

Career Best Publications

An automated image analysis system for determining sea-ice concentration and cloud cover from AVHRR images of the Antarctic; International Journal of Remote Sensing
Measurements of Erythemal Irradiance near Davis Station, Antarctica: Effect of Inhomogeneous Surface Albedo; Geophysical Research Letters
Remote sensing of Southern Ocean sea surface temperature: implications for marine biophysical models; Remote Sensing of Environment

Research Publications

A method for compositing MODIS satellite images to remove cloud cover; 2009 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium
A Method for Compositing Polar MODIS Satellite Images to Remove Cloud Cover for Landfast Sea-Ice Detection; I E E E Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
A Satellite-Based Climatology of UV-B Irradiance for Antarctic Coastal Regions; International Journal of Climatology
A Semi-Automated Technique for Creating Sea Ice and Total Cloud Maps from AVHRR Images; Antarctica and Global Change: Interactions and Impacts
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
An automated image analysis system for determining sea-ice concentration and cloud cover from AVHRR images of the Antarctic; International Journal of Remote Sensing
An Improved Model for Relativistic Solar Proton Acceleration Applied to the 2005 January 20 and Earlier Events; The Astrophysical Journal
Application of a spatial expert system to the classification of Antarctic AVHRR imagery; Antarctica and Global Change: Interactions and Impacts
At-sea distribution of female southern elephant seals relative to variation in ocean surface properties; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Attenuation coefficients of ultraviolet and photosynthetically active wavelengths in the waters of Heron Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Australia; Marine and Freshwater Research
Book Review - Ultraviolet Radiation in Antarctica: Measurements and Biological Effects, Antarctic Research Series Vol. 62, Weiler, S. and P. Penhale; Antarctic Science
Cold climate energy production; Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), 2013
Determining the floe-size distribution of East Antarctic sea ice from digital aerial photographs; Annals of Glaciology
Diffuse attenuation coefficients for East Antarctic pack ice and snow at ultraviolet and visible wavelengths; IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Dispersal of female southern elephant seals and their prey consumption during the austral summer: relevance to management and oceanographic zones; Journal of Applied Ecology
East Antarctic landfast sea ice distribution and variability, 2000-08; Journal of Climate
Foraging strategies of southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) in relation to frontal zones and water masses; Antarctic Science
Foraging zones of royal penguins during the breeding season, and their association with oceanographic features; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Generation of high-resolution East Antarctic landfast sea-ice maps from cloud-free MODIS satellite composite imagery; Remote Sensing of Environment
Glaciothermal power generation in cold climate regions; Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2015 IEEE
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
Lensing effect on underwater levels of UV radiation; Journal of Geophysical Research
Loyalty pays: potential life history consequences of fidelity to marine foraging regions by southern elephant seals; Animal Behaviour
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
Modelled effects of ambient UV radiation on a natural Antarctic marine microbial community; Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Ozone Depletion Inhibits Natural Antarctic Phytoplankton Blooms; 2nd SCAR Open Science Conference 'Antarctica in the Earth System'
Radiometric measurements of sea-ice surface temperature in East Antarctica; Annals of Glaciology
Radiometric measurements of surface temperature of thin sea ice in East Antarctica; Antarctica and Global Change: Interactions and Impacts
Relativistic Proton Production During the 2000 July 14 Solar Event: The Case for Multiple Source Mechanisms; The Astrophysical Journal
Relativistic Proton Production During the 2001 April 15 Solar Event; The Astrophysical Journal
Remote sensing of Southern Ocean sea surface temperature: implications for marine biophysical models; Remote Sensing of Environment
Satellite - Derived Statistics for UV Erythemal Radiation Near a Section on the Antarctic Coast; Symposium on Antarctica and Global Change: Interactions and Impact
Satellite and in situ observations of regional classes of sea ice cover in the East Antarctic pack in Winter; Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, 23-26 July 1996
Satellite-derived statistics for UV erythemal radiation near a section of the Antarctic coast; Antarctica and Global Change: Interactions and Impacts
Short-Wave Ocean Wave Slope Models for Use in Remote Sensing Data Analysis; IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
TADPOLE: An Automated Underwater Vehicle for Antarctic Research; Antarctic CRC
The climatic response of Phyllocladus aspleniifolius (Labill.) Hook. f in Tasmania; Journal of Biogeography
The distribution and formative processes of latent-heat polynyas in East Antarctica; Annals of Glaciology
The distribution of coastal latent heat polynyas in East Antarctica; Antarctica and Global Change: Interactions and Impacts
The influence of polar-cap convection on the geoelectric field at Vostok, Antarctica; Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics
The optimal spatial scale for the analysis of elephant seal foraging as determined by geo-location in relation to sea surface temperatures; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Ultraviolet Radiation Measurement and Modelling in the Antarctic Environment; Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

Research Projects

10Be in Antarctic Ice Cores: Quantifying Climate Effects for Improved Reconstructions of Solar Activity; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
2004 Australian Antarctic Science 'Top-up' Scholarship - Jane Higgins; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
A Knowledge-based Technique for the Automated Analysis of Multi-Source Satellite Images Depicting the Antarctic Environment; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Analysis of Remotely Sensed Sea-Ice Images using an Expert System; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
ARCNESS Development of Radar Techniques for Measuring the Snow Cover Thickness on Antarctic Sea Ice; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Climatology and Biological Impacts of Antarctic UV Radiation; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Detection of thin sea ice from Satellite-borne sensors; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Development of RADAR Techniques for Measuring the Snow Cover Thickness on Antarctic Sea Ice; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Funds for a Scholarship and Energy Production and Management in Antarctica: Role of Hydrogen as an Energy Carrier; Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACECRC)
Funds for a scholarship and production material to encourage research into relevant Tasmania Antarctic Industry; Tasmanian State Government (TSG)
Further Development of ICEMAPPER - a System to Automatically Classify Antarctic AVHRR Images; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
High Resolution Study of the Deposition of Cosmogenic 10-Be and 7-Be in Antarctic Snow; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Investigation of coastal polynyas in the East Antarctic region: a pilot study; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Large scale survey of polynyas in the East Antarctic Sector; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
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 Solar Radiation Exposure in the Great Barrier Reef, and its Relationship to Coral Bleaching; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Ocean Colour Measurements in the East Antarctic Sea Ice Zone; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Radiometric Measurements of sea surface temperature in the southern ocean; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Sub-surface ultraviolet radiation measurements in the East Antarctic sea ice zone; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Geoelectric Field in Polar Regions; Australian Antarctic Division (AAD)
The Influence of Energetic Particles on Polar Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
The Influence of Energetic Solar Particles on the Polar Atmosphere; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Top-up Scholarship Daniel Bombardieri - Modelling Solar Energetic Particle Acceleration Mechanisms ; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Torpedo platform for assessment of sea-ice thickness; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Torpedo platform for assessment of sea-ice thickness - Phase Five; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
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)
Use of a spatial expert system to develop automated techniques for the detection and classification of sea ice in AVHRR imagery; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
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)
Validation and implementation of a Semi-Automated Sea Ice Mapping System; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Winter Temperature and Salinity Profile Measurements in the Southern Ocean Using Elephant Seals as Ocean Sampling Platforms; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Mawson Hydrogen Demonstration Project-System Modelling

Research Candidate Supervision

A combined remote sensing/modelling approach for the retrieval of sea ice thickness in East Antarctica Antarctica using remote sensing
A dendroclimatology Study of Tasmanianstream flow.
A Meteorological Investigation of the 'Springtime Bump' - An early Season Peak in the Fire Danger Experienced in Tasmania
A numerical investigation into Southern Ocean sea ice using CICE version 4.0
Accessing Sustainable Hydrogen Energy Technologies- Strategies for Remote Antarctic Communities
Air Pollution Dispertion within the Tamar Valley
Antarctic and Southern Ocean processes in global climate modelling
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
Climatology and Dynamics of Polar Stratospheric Clouds at Davis, Antarctica
Deuterium Excees and Climate- A Study of Water Isotope Signatures in Law Dome Ice Cores
East Antarctic Landfast Sea-Ice Distribution and Variability
East Antarctic polynya climatology (92-99 AVHRR)
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
Ground Truthing for Satellite Derived Sea Surface Temperatures (SST) in the Southern Ocean as a part of Global Climate Modelling
Holocene Climate and Environmental Indicators from Trace Chemistry of Law Dome Ice Core, Antarctica
Improved techniques for the measurement of ultraviolet radiation
Interpreting passive microwave satellite imagery of the Antarctic continent
Mapping UVB Radiation in the East Antarctic Sea Ice Zone
Measuring Snow Thickness Over Antarctic Sea Ice With a Helicopter-borne 2-8 GHz FMCW Radar
Modelling Cosmic Ray Ground Level Enhancements and Relativistic Solar Proton Acceleration
Multifractal Modelling of Liquid Water Clouds- Cloud spatial structure and its effect on the solar radiation field
Polar Renewable Energy
Process-based Delineation of the Australian Continental Margin
Satellite monitoring of Albedo in Tasmania- Temporal, spatial and spectral considerations
Study of the Geoelectric fields at Vostok, Antarctica
The Flow of Polycrystalline Anisotropic Ice- Laboratory and Model Studies
The Tag Location Problem