Eric Schulz

Ocean Modeling Team Leader

Current work and responsibilities

Eric Schulz leads the team responsible for developing and supporting ocean and marine forecasting systems. This includes global and regional ocean models, waves, tsunami and storm surge, on time-scales out to ten days.

Eric is an air-sea flux scientist and leads a national effort as part of the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) to routinely collect observations for a number of research vessels and a mooring - the Southern Ocean Flux Station, that are used to characterise the air-sea exchange of heat, mass and momentum in the seas around Australia.

Career background

  • 1995: Flinders University of South Australia, BSc (Hons)
  • 2002: University of New South Wales, PhD
Professional Positions
  • 2003-2003: Post Doctorate; Centre for the Study of Earth and Planets Environments; IPSL, CNRS, France.
  • 2004-2008: Professional Officer; Ocean & Marine Forecasting Team; Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2009-2011: Senior Professional Officer; Ocean & Marine Forecasting Team; Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2012-2013: Senior Research Scientist; Ocean & Marine Forecasting Team; Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2013-present: Principle Research Scientist; Ocean Modeling Team Leader; Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia.

Selected Publications

  • Protat A., Schulz, E. W., Rikus L., Sun Z., Xiao Y., Keywood M. (2017) Shipborne observations of the radiative effect of Southern Ocean Clouds - J. Geophys. Res. Atmospheres: DOI 10.1002/2016JD026061
  • Rapizo, H. Babanin, A. V., Schulz E. W., Hemer M. and Durrant T. (2015) Observation of wind-waves from a floating buoy in the Southern Ocean - Ocean Dynamics, 75 (9), 1275-1288: DOI 10.1007/s10236-015-0873-3.
  • Shadwick, E. H., Trull T. W., Tilbrook B., Sutton A. J., Schulz E. W. and Sabine C. L. (2015) Seasonality of biological and physical controls on surface ocean CO2 from hourly observations at the Southern Ocean Time Series site south of Australia - Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29, 223-238: DOI 10.1002/2014GB004906
  • Schulz, E. W., Josey S. A. and Verein R. (2012) First Air-Sea Flux Mooring Measurements in the Southern Ocean - Geophys. Res. Lett., 39: DOI 10.1029/2012GL052290.
  • Schulz, E. W., Kepert J. D., and Greenslade D. J. M. (2007) An Assessment of Marine Surface Winds from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Numerical Weather Prediction Systems - Weather and Forecasting, 22, 613-636.
  • Godfrey, J. S., Bradley E. F., Coppin P.A., Pender L. F., McDougall T. J., Schulz E. W., and Helmond I. (1999) Measurements of upper ocean heat and freshwater budgets near a drifting buoy in the equatorial Indian Ocean - J. Geophys. Res., 104, 13269-13302
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Eric Schulz

  • Air-sea fluxes
  • Ocean-going observations
  • Model verification
  • Team management
  • Project management
- Google Scholar
  • JCOMM Cross-cutting Task team for integrated Marine meteorological and Oceanographic Services within WIS, team member
  • Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS), Surface Flux WG, steering committee member
  • OceanSITES, steering team member