Phil Reid

Antarctic Scientist

Current work and responsibilities

Phil Reid conducts Antarctic Research within the Weather and Environment Prediction team of the Bureau of Meteorology. He works closely with researchers at the Australian Antarctic Division, Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Australian Antarctic Gateway and many international research organisations.

His main research areas of interest include understanding the non-trivial interactions between the atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere and the development and analysis of relevant components of the ACCESS for polar forecasting. He is passionate about understanding our broader climate system, particularly as it relates to the cryosphere, through analysis of multi-variable climate elements and dynamic modelling over a wide range of time-scales.

Phil has worked on numerous expert teams and is currently involved in the Polar Prediction Project, Antarctic Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN-South) and the International Ice Charting Working Group (IICWG).

Career background

  • 1999: University of Tasmania, PhD
Professional Positions
  • 2007–present: Antarctic Scientist; Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart, Australia

Selected Publications

  • Reid, P., S. Stammerjohn, R.A. Massom, S. Barreira, J.L. Lieser, and T. Scambos. (submitted to BAMS). [Antarctica] Sea ice extent, concentration, and duration, in: State of the Climate in 2016, Special Supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
  • Labrousse, S., Sallée, J.B., Fraser, A.D., Massom, R.A., Reid, P., Hobbs, W., Guinet, C., Harcourt, R., McMahon, C., Bailleul, F., Hindell, M.A., Charrassin, J-B., 2017 Variability in sea ice cover and climate elicit sex specific responses in an Antarctic predator, Nature Scientific Reports, Article number 43236, doi:10.1038/srep43236.
  • Hobbs W., R. Massom, S. Stammerjohn, P. Reid, G. Williams, W. Meier. 2016. A Review of Long-Term Changes in Southern Ocean Sea Ice, their Drivers and Forcings. Global and Planetary Change. 143: 228-250. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.06.008.
  • Heil P., S. Stammerjohn, P. Reid, R.A. Massom, J.K. Hutchings. 2016. SIPEX 2012: Extreme sea-ice and atmospheric conditions off East Antarctica. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography.
  • Reid P. and Massom R.A. 2015. Successive Antarctic sea ice extent records during 2012, 2013 and 2014, In: State of the Climate in 2014. Special Supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96 (7), S163-S164.
  • Massom, R.A., P. Reid, S. Stammerjohn, B. Raymond, A. Fraser and S. Ushio. 2013. Change and variability in East Antarctic sea-ice seasonality, 1979/80-2009/10. PloS One, 8 (5), e64756, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064756.
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Phil Reid

  • Atmospheric modelling
  • Antarctic sea ice analysis
  • Holistic approach to understanding our climate system