Julie Arblaster

Professor Julie Arblaster

Role Chief Investigator Organisation Monash University ORCID orcid.org/0000-0002-4287-2363 Email Julie.Arblaster@monash.edu


Professor Julie Arblaster’s research interests lie in using climate models as tools to investigate mechanisms of recent and future climate change, with a focus on shifts in the Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation, tropical variability and climate extremes. She is particularly interested in the interplay between the predicted recovery of the Antarctic ozone hole over coming decades and greenhouse gas increases in future climate projections, with its potential impacts on the surface, ocean circulation and sea ice. Her recent work has also focused on explaining extreme events in Australia, such as record-breaking temperatures and rainfall, in terms of both the role of human influences on climate and the diagnosis of the climate drivers. Prof Arblaster's research incorporates the use of observations, multi-model data sets and sensitivity experiments with a single model. Her strong collaboration with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in the U.S. and participation in various international committees and reports enhances her engagement with the latest advances in climate research internationally. Prof Arblaster is a Fellow of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society and was awarded their Priestley Medal in 2018 as well as the 2014 Australian Academy of Science Anton Hales Medal for research in earth sciences. She served as a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th Assessment Report and was on the scientific steering committee for the 2022 World Meteorological Organization/United Nations Environment Programme Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion. She is also a member of the World Climate Research Programme Coupled Model Intercomparison Project panel and the Australian Academy of Science’s National Committee on Earth System Science.