Mr Esteban Abellán
Former PhD student
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Dr Esteban Abellán completed his PhD in June 2017 under the supervision of Dr Shayne McGregor and Prof Matthew H. England. His PhD research focused on the role of meridional movement of Pacific winds in El Niño-Southern Oscillation event onset and termination. In particular, he analysed the southward shift of the zonal wind during El Niño events as the main mechanism in making the events peaking near the end of the calendar year, and he also investigated how the 2015-16 El Niño became an extreme event. He used simplified coupled models, reanalysis products and data from the state-of-the-art CMIP5 climate models. Esteban’s thesis was titled ‘Meridional movement of Pacific winds and their role in ENSO event onset and termination”. 
Dr Abellán joined the Climate Change Research Centre (The University of New South Wales) - ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science in August, 2013. He is currently working with Katestone as a meteorologist on supporting the operation of their weather forecasting products and contributing to the development and testing of new weather products.


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