Australian Marine Science Conference Eventranet 2017
About the presenter
Moninya Roughan is a physical oceanographer specialising in coastal and shelf processes. Moninya's research focuses on improving dynamical understanding of coastal ocean circulation, including physical forcing mechanisms, nutrient enrichment processes and their biological impact. She uses a combination of ocean observations and numerical models. Moninya has authored over 50 publications including peer-reviewed journal papers, book chapters, international conference papers, consultancies and technical reports. Her work has been funded by a variety sources including the Australia Research Council, a number of Australian Federal and State Government programmes, the US Office of Naval Research and private consultancies. Over the past 10 years, Roughan has led the design, deployment and ongoing development of one of the most comprehensive ocean observing systems in the southern hemisphere since the inception of IMOS in 2007. Focussed on the East Australian Current, which flows downstream to New Zealand, Roughan and her IMOS team have deployed a network of moorings, HF radar, autonomous ocean gliders and floats along the coast of southeastern Australia to investigate the impact of the East Australian Current and its impact on the continental shelf circulation along Australia’s most populous coastline. Prof Roughan leads a team of PhD students, postdocs and field technicians who are all active researchers. Together they have successfully completed over 100 mooring deployments on the NSW continental shelf and more than 20 autonomous glider missions. She has conducted fieldwork from Antarctica to Torres Strait, spending more than 100 days at sea on large and small research vessels. She has lived and worked in the USA, Europe and Australia, now resides in NZ. Roughan has a PhD in Physical Oceanography from UNSW Australia (2002), and spent 4 years at Scripps Institute of Oceanography as a postdoctoral scholar (2002-2006). Most recently she spent 10 years at UNSW Australia as an academic and research scientist.
Presentations by Moninya Roughan
Insight into Continental Shelf Processes Along SE Australia from 10 years of IMOS observations