Palaeo Ice Sheet Modeller, University of Tasmania

Dr Steven Phipps is an ice sheet modeller, climate system modeller and palaeoclimatologist, based within the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. His research aims to understand past changes in Antarctica and the climate of the Southern Hemisphere, particularly during the period from the Last Glacial Maximum (around 21,000 years ago) to present. To approach this problem, he uses a combination of ice sheet models, climate system models and natural archives, such as ice cores, tree rings and corals.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Palaeo Ice Sheet Modeller, University of Tasmania
  • 2008–2015
    Research Fellow in Climate System Science, University of New South Wales
  • 2007–2008
    Earth Systems Modeller, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
  • 2005–2007
    Earth Systems Scientist, University of Tasmania

Education

  • 2006 
    University of Tasmania, PhD
  • 1999 
    University of Oxford, MA
  • 1993 
    University of Oxford, BA (Hons)

Publications

  • 2017
    A global multiproxy database for temperature reconstructions of the Common Era, Scientific Data
  • 2017
    Impact of the GeoMIP G1 sunshade geoengineering experiment on the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, Environmental Research Letters
  • 2016
    The simulated climate of the Last Glacial Maximum and insights into the global marine carbon cycle, Climate of the Past
  • 2016
    Impacts of marine instability across the East Antarctic Ice Sheet on Southern Ocean dynamics, The Cryosphere
  • 2016
    Early onset of industrial-era warming across the oceans and continents, Nature
  • 2015
    Weighting climate model ensembles for mean and variance estimates, Climate Dynamics
  • 2015
    Sensitivity of the Southern Ocean to enhanced regional Antarctic ice sheet meltwater input, Earth's Future
  • 2015
    Optimized coral reconstructions of the Indian Ocean Dipole: An assessment of location and length considerations, Paleoceanography
  • 2015
    The Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (GeoMIP6): simulation design and preliminary results, Geoscientific Model Development
  • 2015
    A continental narrative: Human settlement patterns and Australian climate change over the last 35,000 Years, Quaternary Science Reviews
  • 2015
    Robust global ocean cooling trend for the pre-industrial Common Era, Nature Geoscience
  • 2014
    Temperature trends during the Present and Last Interglacial periods - a multi-model-data comparison, Quaternary Science Reviews
  • 2014
    10Be in late deglacial climate simulated by ECHAM5-HAM - Part 2: Isolating the solar signal from 10Be deposition, Climate of the Past
  • 2014
    The Little Ice Age climate of New Zealand reconstructed from Southern Alps cirque glaciers: a synoptic type approach, Climate Dynamics
  • 2014
    Evolution of the Southern Annular Mode during the past millennium, Nature Climate Change
  • 2014
    A reconstruction of extratropical Indo-Pacific sea-level pressure patterns during the Medieval Climate Anomaly, Climate Dynamics
  • 2014
    On the generation of climate model ensembles, Climate Dynamics
  • 2013
    A weak El Niño-Southern Oscillation with delayed seasonal growth around 4,300 years ago, Nature Geoscience
  • 2013
    Quantifying errors in coral-based ENSO estimates: Toward improved forward modeling of δ18O, Paleoceanography
  • 2013
    Hydrological modelling of stalagmite δ18O response to glacial-interglacial transitions, Geophysical Research Letters
  • 2013
    Reducing uncertainty in the climatic interpretations of speleothem δ18O, Geophysical Research Letters
  • 2013
    Continental-scale temperature variability during the past two millennia, Nature Geoscience
  • 2013
    Non-stationary Australasian Teleconnections and Implications for Paleoclimate Research, Journal of Climate
  • 2013
    10Be in late deglacial climate simulated by ECHAM5-HAM - Part 1: Climatological influences on 10Be deposition, Climate of the Past
  • 2013
    Large-scale temperature response to external forcing in simulations and reconstructions of the last millennium, Climate of the Past
  • 2013
    A multi-model assessment of last interglacial temperatures, Climate of the Past
  • 2013
    Climate variability over the last 35,000 years recorded in marine and terrestrial archives in the Australian region: an OZ-INTIMATE compilation, Quaternary Science Reviews
  • 2013
    Paleoclimate data-model comparison and the role of climate forcings over the past 1500 years, Journal of Climate
  • 2013
    Separating forced from chaotic climate variability over the past millennium, Journal of Climate
  • 2013
    High-resolution modelling of the New Zealand climate during the Mid-Holocene, The Holocene
  • 2012
    The CSIRO Mk3L climate system model version 1.0 - Part 2: Response to external forcings, Geoscientific Model Development
  • 2012
    Climate drift in the CMIP3 models, Journal of Climate
  • 2012
    Millennial-length forward models and pseudoproxies of stalagmite δ18O: an example from NW Scotland, Climate of the Past
  • 2012
    Downscaling the climate change for oceans around Australia, Geoscientific Model Development
  • 2011
    Global and regional coupled climate sensitivity to canopy interception parameterization, Climate Dynamics
  • 2011
    Importance of background climate in determining impact of land-cover change on regional climate, Nature Climate Change
  • 2011
    The CSIRO Mk3L climate system model v1.0 coupled to the CABLE land surface scheme v1.4b: evaluation of the control climatology, Geoscientific Model Development
  • 2011
    The Role of the Indonesian Throughflow on ENSO Dynamics in a Coupled Climate Model, Journal of Climate
  • 2011
    The CSIRO Mk3L climate system model version 1.0 - Part 1: Description and evaluation, Geoscientific Model Development
  • 2011
    Using synoptic type analysis to understand New Zealand climate during the Mid-Holocene, Climate of the Past
  • 2010
    Understanding ENSO dynamics through the exploration of past climates, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
  • 2008
    Global Integrated Assessment Model: A New Analytical Tool for Assessing Climate Change Risks and Policies, Australian Commodities
  • 2007
    AusCOM: The Australian Community Ocean Model, Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology
  • 2003
    Digital Libraries for Oceans and Climate, Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
  • 2001
    A data study of the influence of the equatorial upper stratosphere on northern-hemisphere stratospheric sudden warmings, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

Grants and Contracts

  • 2010
    Untangling the links between El Niño and the changing global climate
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Research Areas

  • Palaeoclimatology (040605)
  • Climate Change Processes (040104)
  • Climatology (Excl. Climate Change Processes) (040105)

Honours

CSIRO Medal for Research Achievement, 2008.