Josephine R. Brown

Research scientist

Current work and responsibilities

Josephine Brown carries out research on climate variability and climate change. Her research has a particular focus on tropical climate, including the Australian monsoon, El Nino - Southern Oscillation and tropical convergence zones. She is currently contributing to research on regional climate projections within the National Environmental Science Programme (NESP) Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub.

Career background

  • 1997: Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney.
  • 1999: Bachelor of Science - Honours, Department of Physics, Australian National University.
  • 2004: PhD, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne.
Professional Positions
  • 2003–2006: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK.
  • 2006–2009: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University, Australia.
  • 2009–present: Research scientist, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia.

Selected Publications

  • Brown, J.R., A.F. Moise, R. Colman and H. Zhang (2016), Will a warmer world mean a wetter or drier Australian monsoon? Journal of Climate, 29, 4577-4596, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0695.1.
  • Brown, J.R., P. Hope, J. Gergis and B.J. Henley (2015), ENSO teleconnections with Australian rainfall in coupled model simulations of the Last Millennium, Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2824-6.
  • Brown, J.R. (2014), Climate Science: El Nino’s variable history, Nature, 515, 494-495. [News & Views commentary article]
  • Brown, J.R., A.F. Moise and R.A. Colman (2013), The South Pacific Convergence Zone in CMIP5 simulations of historical and future climate, Climate Dynamics, 41, 2179-2197, doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1591-x.
  • Brown, J.R., S.B. Power, F.P. Delage, R.A. Colman, A.F. Moise and B.F. Murphy (2011), Evaluation of the South Pacific Convergence Zone in IPCC AR4 climate model simulations of the 20th century, Journal of Climate, 24, 1565-1582, doi:10.1175/2010JCLI3942.1.
  • Brown, J., M. Collins, A. Tudhope and T. Toniazzo (2008), Modelling mid-Holocene tropical climate and ENSO variability: Towards constraining predictions of future change with palaeo-data, Climate Dynamics, 30, 19–36, doi: 10.1007/s00382-007-0270-9

Josephine R. Brown

  • Climate variability and change
  • Regional climate projections
  • Global climate models
  • Palaeoclimate modelling
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  • Associate Editor, Journal of Southern Hemisphere Earth Systems Science.