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AMOS Fellows 2023

Congratulations to Professor Matthew England, Professor Andy Hogg and Dr Pandora Hope who have been elected to AMOS Fellow in 2023 based on their outstanding achievements. Brief summaries of their careers and contributions are given below.

Matt England

Matthew England is a Scientia Professor in UNSW’s Centre for Marine Science & Innovation. He is currently a Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science and the academic lead of the International Universities Climate Alliance.

Matthew is one of the world’s leading authorities on the role of the oceans in global climate variability and in climate change, spanning time scales from seasons to paleoclimate and future climate change, and space scales from mesoscale eddies to the global overturning circulation. His research discoveries sit at the interface between physical oceanography, atmospheric dynamics, coupled ocean-atmosphere-ice interactions, and large-scale climate dynamics. He has written seminal papers on global water mass formation, climate modes of variability, ocean ventilation, tropical and high-latitude climate dynamics, ocean drivers of climate variability and extremes, and global climate change. With over 270 international refereed journal articles, over 10% of which have been published in Nature journals, Matthew has been named a Clarivate Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher every year since 2019.

Matthew has supervised 30 PhD students and 15 Honours students. He is a regular interviewee on radio, TV, and film, has given many science talks to the public and schools, and for decades was at the forefront of managing climate denial. He won the AMOS Morton Medal in 2020. He was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2014 and the American Geophysical Union in 2016. In 2019 he was awarded the James Cook Medal by the Royal Society of NSW, and in 2017 he was awarded the Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica. He is a long-term member of AMOS.

Andy Hogg

Andy Hogg Andy Hogg is a Professor at ANU’s Research School of Earth Sciences. He is the Director of the Australian Earth System Simulator (ACCESS-NRI) and a Chief Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.

Andy has made profound contributions to our understanding of the Southern Ocean as a major component of the world climate system through a deep understanding of ocean dynamics, ocean model development and analysis of ocean observations. A few of his notable achievements include demonstrating that the Southern Ocean eddy field is saturated, and showing that ocean surface buoyancy forcing can be of similar magnitude to the mechanical forcing from the wind, contrary to popular belief at the time. Andy is a world leader in the development of high-resolution ocean models, particularly of the Southern Ocean. He is responsible for the development of the Consortium for Ocean and Sea-Ice Modelling in Australia (COSIMA).

Andy is a member of the Steering Committee of the National Partnership for Climate Projections, convened by the Department of Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water. He has been awarded the Frederick White Prize from the Australian Academy of Science in 2012, the Nicholas P. Fofonoff Award from the American Meteorological Society and the AMOS Priestley Award in 2015. Andy has 140 publications in mainstream journals and is regularly invited to give lectures, both nationally and internationally. He has supervised a number of PhD students and post-docs. Colleagues have noted Andy’s generosity with his time, expertise and resources. He has been an AMOS member for many years.

Pandora Hope

Pandora Hope Pandora is a Principal Research Scientist at the Bureau of Meteorology where she has worked since 2002. She is also an Associate Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.

Pandora is an acknowledged climate science leader with major contributions to research and stakeholder engagement on climate variability and climate change in Australia. Her research focuses on understanding Australian and Southern Hemisphere climate variability, climate change and climate extremes particularly in the context of the underlying weather systems. During the last 20 years Pandora led research projects under numerous state and regional Climate Initiatives to understand how weather systems and especially rainfall regimes are responding to climate change. As one of Australia’s leading climate change attribution scientists, she now leads a project under the Climate Systems Hub of the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Programme on attributing the causes of climate and weather extremes, and is developing the Bureau of Meteorology’s extreme event attribution capability. She has been proactive in engaging with stakeholders and building networks of cross-disciplinary collaborators and research users.

Pandora was a lead author of the 6th assessment for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I on the physical basis for climate change. She has supervised and mentored many students and junior staff. She has been an active AMOS member for more than 20 years. During her tenure as a member of the AMOS National Council Pandora led the development of the first AMOS policy statement on global warming.

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