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I am currently a Lecturer (Climate) at Monash University in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment. My research straddles the boundary of theory, observations and modelling and seeks to understand climate variability and change, with a primary focus on the Australasian region. To date, my research has focused on:

  • El Nino-Southern Oscillation dynamics and predictability
  • Pacific Basin decadal variability
  • Paleo-climate reconstructions
  • Interbasin connectivity
  • sea level variability and rise

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Monash teaching commitment

ATS2779 -Climate Change and Variability

Research area keywords

  • El Nino-Southern Oscillation
  • dynamics
  • predictability
  • tropical oceanography
  • Paleo-climate
  • SSH

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Research Output

A joint role for forced and internally-driven variability in the decadal modulation of global warming

Liguori, G., McGregor, S., Arblaster, J. M., Singh, M. S. & Meehl, G. A., 31 Jul 2020, In : Nature Communications. 11, 1, 7 p., 3827.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Atlantic-Pacific SST Gradient Change Responsible for the Weakening of North Tropical Atlantic-ENSO Relationship due to Global Warming

Choi, J. Y., Ham, Y. G. & McGregor, S., 16 Jul 2019, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 46, 13, p. 7574–7582 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Author Correction: El Niño–Southern Oscillation complexity (Nature, (2018), 559, 7715, (535-545), 10.1038/s41586-018-0252-6)

Timmermann, A., An, S. I., Kug, J. S., Jin, F. F., Cai, W., Capotondi, A., Cobb, K. M., Lengaigne, M., McPhaden, M. J., Stuecker, M. F., Stein, K., Wittenberg, A. T., Yun, K. S., Bayr, T., Chen, H. C., Chikamoto, Y., Dewitte, B., Dommenget, D., Grothe, P., Guilyardi, E. & 25 others, Ham, Y. G., Hayashi, M., Ineson, S., Kang, D., Kim, S., Kim, W. M., Lee, J. Y., Li, T., Luo, J. J., McGregor, S., Planton, Y., Power, S., Rashid, H., Ren, H. L., Santoso, A., Takahashi, K., Todd, A., Wang, G., Wang, G., Xie, R., Yang, W. H., Yeh, S. W., Yoon, J., Zeller, E. & Zhang, X., 7 Mar 2019, In : Nature. 567, 7746, p. E3 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Contribution of tropical instability waves to ENSO irregularity

Holmes, R. M., McGregor, S., Santoso, A. & England, M. H., 15 Feb 2019, In : Climate Dynamics. 52, 3-4, p. 1837-1855 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Dynamics and predictability of El Niño-Southern oscillation: An Australian perspective on progress and challenges

Santoso, A., Hendon, H., Watkins, A., Power, S., Dommenget, D., England, M. H., Frankcombe, L., Holbrook, N. J., Holmes, R., Hope, P., Lim, E. P., Luo, J. J., McGregor, S., Neske, S., Nguyen, H., Pepler, A., Rashid, H., Gupta, A. S., Taschetto, A. S., Wang, G. & 5 others, Abellán, E., Sullivan, A., Huguenin, M. F., Gamble, F. & Delage, F., 1 Mar 2019, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 100, 3, p. 403-420 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)