Christine Chung

Research Scientist

Current work and responsibilities

Christine Chung is a research scientist in the Climate Change, Variability, and Extremes group at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. As part of the Pacific Climate Change Science Program and Australian Climate Change Science Programs, she has led experiments using the Australian Community Climate and Earth-System Simulator (ACCESS) investigating the impacts of global warming and ENSO on tropical Pacific rainfall. She is currently investigating the impacts of remote multi-year to decadal scale variability on Southern Hemispheric climate under the National Environmental Science Programme.

Career background

  • 2010: School of Physics, University of Melbourne, PhD. Thesis title: "Radio, X-ray, and Gravitational Wave Emission from Neutron Stars"
  • 2005: University of Melbourne, Bsc Honours (Physics)
Professional positions
  • 2008: Guest researcher; Max Planck Institute for Graviational Physics, Potsdam, Germany.
  • 2010: Research assistant; School of Physics, University of Melbourne.
  • 2011–present: Research Scientist; Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia.

Selected publications

  • Power, S.B., Delage, F.D., Chung, C.T.Y., Ye, H., Murphy, B. (2017) Humans have already increased the risk of major disruptions to Pacific rainfall, Nature Communications, 8, 14368, DOI:10.1038/ncomms14368.
  • Chung, C.T.Y. and Power, S.B. (2017) The non-linear impact of El Nino, La Nina and the Southern Oscillation on seasonal and regional Australian precipitation, Journal of Southern Hemisphere Earth Systems Science, early online
  • Meehl, G. A., Arblaster, J.M., Bitz, C.M., Chung, C.T.Y., Teng, H. (2016) Antarctic sea-ice expansion between 2000 and 2014 driven by tropical Pacific decadal climate variability, Nature Geoscience, DOI:10.1038/ngeo2751
  • Chung, C.T.Y. and Power, S.B. (2015) Modelled rainfall response to strong El Nino sea surface temperature anomalies in the Tropical Pacific, Journal of Climate, 28, 3133-3151
  • Chung, C.T.Y., Power, S.B., Arblaster, J.M., Rashid, H.A., Roff, G.L. (2014) Nonlinear precipitation response to El Nino and global warming in the Indo-Pacific, Climate Dynamics, 42, 1837-1856
  • Power, S. B., Delage, F.D., Chung, C.T.Y., Kociuba, G., Keay, K. (2013) Robust twenty-first-century projections of El Nino and related precipitation variability, Nature, 502, 541-525

Christine Chung

  • Climate Change
  • Climate Variability
  • El Nino Southern Oscillation
  • Decadal Variability
  • Climate Modelling
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