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Ian Simmonds

Professor
Sea ice
cyclones
Atmospheric changes
Australia
Motor vehicle accidents rain
Greenhouse gases
climate change
Baroclinicity
Physically-based interpretation of isotopes
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Prof

Ian Simmonds

 
Division
Science
 
Primary Interest
Arctic
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Prof

Ian Simmonds

 

Ian is a Professor in the School of Earth Sciences at The University of Melbourne. He teaches at all levels in the School’s program, as well as participating in courses outside the School.

He has a very active research program and supervises many students in their Honours and PhD research. Among the topics of his research are the temporal variability of rainfall and soil hydrology over Australia and other continents, various Antarctic and Arctic researches, and the development and use of climate models.

Ian Simmonds also has interests in the behaviour and influence of Antarctic sea ice, and in the distribution and behaviour of ‘Greenhouse’ trace gases. Other topics to which he has devoted attention include the characteristics of synoptic systems over the Southern Hemisphere, the variations and trends in snow cover over the Northern Hemisphere, and in the study of urban climates and air quality.

He has published over 160 scientific papers on these topics in international peer-reviewed journals, and these have been cited in excess of 5200 times (with a ‘h-index’ of 41) on Web of Science. Ian was awarded the inaugural Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Medal which recognizes ‘... leadership in meteorology, oceanography, climate and related fields in Australia, particularly through education and the development of young scientists, through the building of research environments and through personal example in research.

Projects

Displaying the 24 most recent projects by Ian Simmonds.

24

Projects

Project Types


22

Research Grant


2

Research Contracts


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 252 most recent scholarly works by Ian Simmonds.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2009

The International Journal of Climatology Award for 2008

Royal Meteorological Society

2000

(Inaugural) Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Medal 2000. Leadership in meteorology, oceanography, and climate.

Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

2004

Fellow of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Professor

Earth Sciences

Honorary

Earth Sciences

Membership

Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

Education


Bachelor of Science

Monash University

Doctor of Philosophy

Flinders University of South Australia