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Dr Christopher Bull

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

Qualifications

Marine Biology PhD August 31 2018

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Regional versus remote atmosphere‐ocean drivers of the rapid projected intensification of the East Australian Current, Bull, C., Kiss, A., Sen Gupta, A., Jourdain, N., Argüeso, D., Di Luca, A., Sérazin, G. Jul 2020, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
  • The Role of the New Zealand Plateau in the Tasman Sea Circulation and Separation of the East Australian Current, Bull, C., Kiss, A., van Sebille, E., Jourdain, N., England, M. Feb 2018, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
  • Wind Forced Variability in Eddy Formation, Eddy Shedding, and the Separation of the East Australian Current, Bull, C., Kiss, A., Jourdain, N., England, M., van Sebille, E. Dec 2017, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
  • Sources, fate, and pathways of Leeuwin Current water in the Indian Ocean and Great Australian Bight, Yit Sen Bull, C., van Sebille, E. Mar 2016, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans

Further Information

Currently supervising Jing Jin: "The Response of Amery Ice Shelf to Ocean Variability". Affiliation: School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol.

I am interested in supervising students on interesting puzzles using ocean models as a heuristic for us to learn more about ocean dynamics and ocean ice-shelf interactions. Examples include:

  • Local versus remote drivers in Weddell Sea ice-shelf melt rates;
  • Rapid local wind drivers of the East Australian Current extension.

Please get in touch if you are interested.

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Chris studies Antarctic ocean ice-shelf interactions using numerical models as a tool to improve our understanding of observed or modelled phenomena. Chris is working with Prof Adrian Jenkins in the European Horizon 2020 research project TiPACCs. The overall aim of TiPACCs is to assess the likelihood of large and abrupt near-future changes in the contribution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to global sea level, caused by tipping points in the Antarctic continental shelf seas and the Antarctic Ice Sheet. We are interested in improving our understanding of the dynamics associated with an ‘Ocean Tipping Point’ or the possibility of the Antarctic continental shelf seas changing from cold to warm states.

 

Chris’ PhD at UNSW (Australia) focused on how Australia’s boundary currents are connected, under what mechanisms/timescales they vary and how their circulation could be explained in the future.


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