Francois Delage

Senior IT Professional

Current work and responsibilities

My current role is to provide scientific support for the Climate Change Variability and Extreme team. I work within the Earth Systems and Climate Change hub of the National Environmental Science Programme (NESP) focusing on the impacts of modes of variability such as the ENSO and the IPO on the Australian climate, and detecting how climate change is affecting rainfall patterns and variability. My interests are on past and future climate change, climate models, the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO).

I have more than 10 years experience in climate science working in France and Australia and have co-authored many international scientific publications on global warming, El Niño, decadal climate variability and climate extremes.

Career background

  • 2001:  University of Sciences Nantes, France, Master's degree and Licence's degree in applied mathematics.
  • 2003: University of Sciences Bordeaux, France, Master's degree in Computing Sciences and Applications.
Professional positions
  • 2003–2009: Support scientist, Inverse modelling team,  LSCE, Paris, France.
  • 2004–2005: Support scientist, CO2lab team, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), Maryland, USA.
  • 2009–present: Support scientist, CCVE team, Bureau Of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia.

Selected publications

  • Power, S.B., Delage, F.P.D., Chung, C.T.Y., Kociuba, G., Keay, K. (2013). Robust twenty-first-century projections of El Nino and related precipitation variability, Nature: 10.1038/nature12580
  • Power, S.B., Delage, F.P.D., Chung, C.T.Y., Ye, H., Murphy, B.F. (2017). Humans have already increased the risk of major disruptions to Pacific rainfall, Nature Communications: 10.1038/ncomms14368
  • Moise, A.F., Delage, F.P.D. (2011). New climate model metrics based on object-orientated pattern matching of rainfall, Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres: 10.1029/2010JD015318
  • Lim, E., Hendon, H.H., Arblaster, J.M., Delage, F.P.D., Nguyen, H., Min, S., Wheeler, M.C. (2016). The impact of the Southern Annular Mode on future changes in Southern Hemisphere rainfall. Geophysical Research Letters: 10.1002/2016GL069453
  • Power, S.B., Delage, F.P.D., Colman, R., Moise, A. (2012). Consensus on Twenty-First-Century Rainfall Projections in Climate Models More Widespread than Previously Thought, Journal of Climate:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00354.1
  • Brown, J.R., Power, S.B., Delage, F.P., Colman, R.A., Moise, A.F., Murphy, B.F. (2011). Evaluation of the South Pacific Convergence Zone in IPCC AR4 Climate Model Simulations of the Twentieth Century Journal of Climate: 10.1175/2010JCLI3942.1

Francois Delage

  • Climate models
  • Climate variability
  • Data Visualisation
  • Rainfall projection

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