CCRC Team: Recent visitors

Visitors to the Climate Change Research Centre since 2003 include (in alphabetical order):

Professor Claus Böning
Research Division, Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics, Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel Univerity (IFM-GEOMAR).

Professor Tim Bralower
Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University

Amy Braverman
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA, USA.

Professor John P. Burrows
Department of Physics and Chemistry, Atmosphere Institute of Environmental Physics and Remote Sensing, University of Bremen, Germany.

Professor Johnny Chan
Shanghai Typhoon Insitute, University of Hong Kong.

Dr Roderick Dewar
Laboratory of Functional Ecology and Environmental Physics, INRA, Bordeaux, France.

Prof. Frederic Dias
Centre de Mathematiques et de Leurs Applications (CLMA), ENSCACHAN, France.

Professor Henk Dijkstra
Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Dr Kerstin Feig
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany.

Dr Kirsten Findell
The Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Princeton, NJ, USA.

Dr Gerd Folberth
Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis. Dr Ruediger Gerdes Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany.

Dr Ruediger Gerdes
Alfred Wegener Institute

Dr Stephen Griffies
Oceans and Climate Group, NOAA/GFDL, Princeton, USA.

Dr David Griffin
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, Australia.

Sian Grigg
Department of Physical Geography, Macquarie University.

Katherine Hill
CSIRO/UTas Quantitative Marine Science Program, Hobart, Australia.

Professor Herbert Huppert
University of Cambridge, UK.

Professor Chris Jones
Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina.

Dr David Karoly
University of Melbourne

Jessica Kleiss
Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA.

Dr Till Kuhlbrodt
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany.

Dr Annegret Larsen
Christian Albrechts University zu Kiel

Dr Mei-Man Lee
James Rennell Division for Ocean Circulation, Southampton Oceanography Centre.

Dr Ruth Lorenz
ETH Switzerland

Nicole Lovenduski
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Services, University of California.

Dr Douglas MacMynowski
Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology.

Dr Richard Matear
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, Australia.

Prof. Pierre Mathiot
Laboratoire des Ecoulements Geophysiques et Industriels, Grenoble, France.

Dr Sabine Mecking
Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

Dr Maxim Nikurashin
Princeton University, USA

Dr Patrick Nunn
University of New England

Ass. Prof. Geno Pawlak
Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA.

Dr Theirry Penduff
Laboratoire des Ecoulements Geophysiques et Industriels, UJF-CNRS, France.

Dr Alex Pezza
University of Melbourne

Dr Steve Phipps
University of Tasmania

Dr Emily Pidgeon
Scripps Institute of Oceanography, USA.

Professor Stefan Rahmstorf
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Potsdam University, Germany.

Professor Chris Reason
University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Professor Oleg Saenko
Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, Victoria, Canada.

Paul Spence
University of Victoria, Canada.

Dr Richard Smith
University Corporation for Atmoshperic Research, USA.

Professor Matthais Tomczak
Flinders University, South Australia.

Dr Pauline Treble
Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University.

Dr Anne-Marie Trequier
Laboratoire de Physique des Oceans, IFREMER, Brest, France.

Professor George Veronis
Yale University, USA.

Dr Darryn Waugh
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, John Hopkins University.

Dr Stephanie Waterman
National Oceanography Centre and the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College London

LCDR Robert H. Woodham
School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, UNSW@ADFA, Canberra.

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