Will Hobbs

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

IMAS-Sandy Bay, Private Bag 129, Hobart, TAS, 7001

Email: whobbs@utas.edu.au

  • MEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering with a Modern Language (French), University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, (1995).
  • MSc in Applied Meteorology, University of Reading, Reading, UK, (2004).
  • PhD in Geography, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, (2009).


Will has fairly broad research interests, but these can be summarised under the general banner of large-scale climate dynamics. Although a trained meteorologist, his recent work focuses on the role of the ocean in storing and redistributing energy at local and global scales. Will comes to the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Science from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he worked on combining satellite measurements with data from the Argo network of ocean-observing floats to measure the heat uptake of the global ocean and the transport of energy in the North Atlantic. Will also studies the dynamic ocean and atmosphere processes that influence sea-ice cover in the Antarctic.

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