Stephen Griffies - Understanding and projecting global and regional sea level: Reasons to include coastal ocean processes in global climate models

Event type: 
2 May 2018
2.00 - 3.00pm

Climate Change Research Centre, Seminar Room, Mathews Building 4th floor, UNSW, Sydney

Dr. Stephen Griffies
NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory & Princeton University Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program 
Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW, Australia

In this presentation the speaker will survey elements of sea level change, both at the large scale and within the coastal zone. Reasons for pushing forward with refined resolution global models in order to incorporate processes along the coast that allow for more meaningful and useful projections of sea level changes and their associated impacts will be also discussed.


Brief biography: Stephen Griffies has been at Princeton University and NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory since 1993. His research spans a broad spectrum of fundamental and applied areas of ocean and climate science, including numerical modelling, mesoscale and submesoscale dynamics, turbulence parameterizations, Southern Ocean dynamics, Atlantic predictability and variability, sea level science, Lagrangian and watermass analyses, and foundations of ocean fluid mechanics. He is the 2014 recipient of the EGU Fridtjof Nansen medal for oceanographic excellence and is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union.