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The Royal Society of Tasmania
is pleased to present
its first Virtual Lecture in May 2020
Date: Sunday 17 May 2020
Time 3.00 pm
Location: Zoom, on your computer or tablet
The Link to join the meeting will be circulated to members before the event date.
Due to popular demand we have upgraded our Webinar capacity to 500 participants.
Going with the Wind – Our Changing Southern Ocean
Dr Edward Doddridge
The Waters that encircle Antarctica are known as the Southern Ocean. This vast stretch of water is windy, cold, remote, and extremely important. The Southern Ocean is one of the few places where water moves between the surface and the deep ocean, where it can remain for centuries. This means that changes at the surface in the Southern Ocean will continue to affect the global climate system for centuries, possibly millennia, to come. Over the last century, human influences have caused the atmosphere over the Southern Ocean to change – it has become windier and warmer. The oceanic response to these changes is neither simple nor straightforward; as the atmosphere has warmed, the surface ocean has cooled. We have also seen a gradual increase in sea ice coverage, until suddenly it crashed in 2016. We are only just beginning to understand the mechanisms driving these changes. There is much still to learn about this crucial ocean and its influence on our future.
Dr Edward Doddridge is a physical oceanographer and bluewater sailor. He is a Research Associate at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at UTAS, and a Theme Leader in the Australian Antarctic Program Partnership (AAPP). Dr Doddridge is a member of the Royal Society of Tasmania and has attended Society lectures since 2008. He studied science at the University of Tasmania, winning a number of academic prizes, and graduated with First Class Honours. Edward won the UTAS University Medal and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford. After competing his DPhil, in physical oceanography, he took up a post-doctoral position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. He has published scientific research papers in many highly respected journals. Edward’s research uses theory, numerical models, and observations to understand ocean dynamics and the climate system. A key focus is understanding the influence of the Southern Ocean on our climate.
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