Dr Aurel Moise

Senior Research Scientist

Current work and responsibilities

Aurel is a Senior Research Scientist in the Climate Change and Variability Program. He is one of three deputy Leaders of the NESP ESCC Hub, responsible for the Bureau of Meteorology representation in the NESP ESCC Hub. Together with the other deputy Hub Leaders, he is supporting the Hub Leader and program managers in the development and management of the ESCC Hub's science program, including outreach activities to stakeholders and cross-Hub activities.

He also works within NESP ESCC Hub on projects on climate change science (global and regional); climate model evaluation; projections science as well as tropical processes (e.g. Australian and global Monsoons).

Aurel also leads the NeCTAR funded project on the Climate and Weather Science Laboratory (CWSLab): This laboratory is a virtual laboratory led by the Bureau of Meteorology in close collaboration with the CSIRO. The CWSLab provides an integrated platform of tools and resources for researchers and government agencies to simulate, analyse and predict climate and weather phenomena.

Career background

  • 1989:  Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany, MSC in Physics.
  • 2003: James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, PhD in atmospheric physics.
Professional positions
  • 2004–2013: Professional Officer, Senior Professional Officer and Research Scientist, Bureau Of Meteorology R&D, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2014–present: Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Meteorology R&D, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2016–present: Deputy Director, Earth System and Climate Change (ESCC) Hub Within National Environment Science Program (NESP).

Selected publications

  • Brown, J. R., Moise, A. F., Colman, R. and H. Zhang (2016) Will a warmer world mean a wetter or drier Australian monsoon? Journal of Climate: DOI 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0695.1.
  • Zhang, H. and A. F. Moise (2016) The Australian Summer Monsoon in Current and Future Climate. In: The Monsoons and Climate Change – Observations and Modeling. Eds: L. M. V. de Carvalho and C. Jones, Springer, p67-120.
  • Grose, M. R., Colman, R. Bhend, J. and A. F. Moise (2016) Limits to global and Australian temperature change this century based on expert judgment of climate sensitivity. International Journal of Climatology (submitted).
  • Grose, M. R., Risbey, J. S., Moise A. F., Osbrough, S., Heady, C., Wilson, L. and T. Erwin (2016) Constraints on southern Australian rainfall change based on atmospheric circulation in CMIP5 simulations. Journal of Climate (submitted).
  • Sperber, K. R., Cusiner, E., Kitoh, A., Mechoso, C. R., Moise, A. F., Moufouma-Okia, W., Schiro, K. and A. G. Turner (2016) Modelling Monsoons. In: The Global Monsoon System. Eds: C.-P. Chang, R. H. Johnson, H.-C. Kuo, N.-C. G. Lau, B. Wang, M. C. Wheeler, (24pages).
  • Moise, A., L. Wilson, M. Grose, P. Whetton, I. Watterson, J. Bhend, J. Bathols, L. Hanson, T. Erwin, T. Bedin, C. Heady, and T. Rafter (2015) Evaluation of CMIP3 and CMIP5 models over the Australian region to inform confidence in projections, Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Journal, 65:1, 19-53.

Aurel Moise

  • Project management
  • Climate change science
  • Climate model evaluation
  • Monsoons
  • Science gateways
  • Communication

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  • Co-chair of the Asian-Australian Monsoon Working Group within the CLIVAR Global Monsoon Panel
  • Member on the NeCTAR Advisory Group