Dr Leela Frankcombe

CCRC, University of New South Wales

Climate Change Research Centre
University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052

Phone: +61 (02) 9385 8966
Email: l.frankcombe@unsw.edu.au

  • Honours at Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Group, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia (2005)
  • Bachelor of Science at ANU, Canberra, Australia (2004)


Leela is interested in internal variability of the ocean - variability that is intrinsic to the ocean system rather than being externally driven. She uses a range of numerical models, from highly idealised models designed to understand the basic physical processes to coupled climate models from which we can both test the hypotheses developed from idealised models and compare the results to observations. In particular, Leela has studied Atlantic Multidecadal Variability (a long lasting pattern of sea surface temperature variations in the North Atlantic), and bimodality of the Kuroshio (decadal variations of the path of the western boundary current off the coast of Japan). For more information visit Leela's personal website.

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