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Senior Research Associate, UNSW Sydney

Agus Santoso is a research scientist at the Climate Change Research Centre, and an associate investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes. He was awarded a PhD in 2006 by the UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics. His research interests include global thermohaline circulation and tropical climate variability. With a background in oceanography, climate physics, and mathematics, Santoso designs data analysis techniques and model experiments, to unravel the mechanisms governing climate variability on seasonal to centennial time scales.

Dr Santoso is currently investigating the dynamics of the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Using a combination of observations, models, and theories, his research aims to shed light into how ENSO characteristics vary under different climate conditions, and what this would mean for the future of the Earth’s climate. He is an editor for the Journal of Climate of the American Meteorological Society, and a CSIRO adjunct science leader.


  • 2011–present
    Senior research associate, UNSW
  • 2006–2010
    Postdoctoral fellow, UNSW


  • 2006 
    UNSW, PhD
  • 2000 
    UNSW, BSc (Advanced Science)