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Seminar talk: ENSO AIR: Current research on ENSO dynamics

Dietmar Dommenget from Monash University will give a seminar talk on Friday Dec.13.

Dietmar Dommenget


Short biography:

Dietmar Dommenget studied physics in Hamburg, Germany and continued with a PhD study at MPI with a focus on climate dynamics. After a postdoc at Scripps from 2001-2003 and a Juniorprofessor position at GEOMAR he be came a faculty member at Monash university since 2010 working on different aspects of large-scale climate dynamics and climate modelling.




ENSO is a coupled ocean-atmospheric chaotic damped oscillation, which in its most general form is often described by the Bjerknes feedbacks between SST, wind stress and the thermocline. Most research in the past has been somewhat focused on an oceanic point of view suggesting that the most important elements of the dynamics are in the ocean. Here I will present a view on ENSO that highlights the atmospheric dynamics important for ENSO (Hence the title). I will in particular discuss current research foci on: new ENSO dynamics, diversity, model errors and climate change.


Arranged date for the seminar talk: Friday, Dec 13, 2019 at 11:15 , BCCR lecture room 4020, Jahnebakken 5