Chris Chapman

PhD student

The Australian National University
Researcher ID: A-4264-2012
Supervisors: Andy Hogg, Steve Rintoul


Chris studies the way the climate in the Southern Hemisphere changes over "shortish" periods of time (from a few months, to a few years).  In particular, Chris is investigating the variability of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), a series of currents in the Southern Ocean that make up the strongest current system on Earth.  This current system is an extremely important player in the climate system.  He is using very simple computer models, theoretical pen and paper work, and data collected from ships and satellites to understand how small scale turbulence, called "eddies", drive changes in the ACC over months and years.

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