Sea ice @ ACE CRC :: Tony Worby CV

Anthony Peter Worby

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Nationality: Australian


Current: Senior Research Scientist, Australian Antarctic Division (AAD)
Project Manager, AAD Sea ice program
Project Manager, ACE CRC program on Ocean-ice-atmosphere interaction (CVC-2)

Academic qualifications

1998 PhD, Seasonal variations in the thickness distribution of Antarctic sea ice 60°-150°E
University of Tasmania, Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies
Supervisors: Drs Ian Allison, Victoria Lytle, Prof Bill Budd.

1990 Grad Dip Sc. (Hons I), Ocean-atmosphere energy exchange through thin Antarctic sea ice
University of Tasmania, Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies
Supervisor: Dr Ian Allison

1987 – 1989 BSc Oceanography and Meteorology, Flinders University of South Australia, Department of Earth Sciences

Employment history

2002 – Senior Research Scientist, Australian Antarctic Division 1998 – 2002 Senior Professional Officer C (Research Scientist), Australian Antarctic Division
1993 – 1998 Professional Officer II, Australian Antarctic Division
1991 – 1993 Professional Officer I, Australian Antarctic Division
1989 – 1991 Experimental Scientist I, CSIRO Division of Oceanography


2003 Visiting Professorship, Universite catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
2001 Young Technological Scientists and Engineers Award (awarded by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering)
2000 – 2001 Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Centre

Professional committees and working groups

2006 – SCAR Standing Scientific Group on Antartica and Global Climate System (AGCS)
2005 – WCRP/CliC Scientific Steering Group (Vice-Chair since 2006)
2005 – Project Leader for the CliC Marine Cryosphere (MarC) program
2005 – International Ice Chart Working Group Scientific Committee
2005 – Global Climate Observing System Working Group on Sea ice
2001 – 2006 CliC Data Management and Information Panel
1997 –SCAR/ASPeCt Scientific Steering Group (Co-Chair since 2005)

Other professional activities

2007 – Australian Fulbright Alumni Association – National President
2006 Associate Editor, Proceedings of the International Glaciological Society
2002 – Australian Fulbright Alumni Association – Chair (Tasmania)
2002 – 2006 Australian Fulbright Alumni Association – National Secretary
2004 Associate Editor, Proceedings of the International Glaciological Society
1998 – Annual lectures on sea ice properties and the hydrological cycle, University of Tasmania

Research proposals

2007 – Physical and biological processes associated with early season (April-May) sea ice growth and ice edge location. AAS Proposal No. 3012 (Submitted – Chief Investigator)
2007 – Remote Sensing of near-coastal Antarctic sea ice and its impacts on ice shelves and ecosystems. AAS Proposal 3024 (Submitted – Co-investigator)
2007 – Large scale air-borne sea ice thickness measurements AAS Proposal 3030 (Submitted – Co-investigator)
2006 – Investigation of sea ice physical processes in East Antarctica during early spring AAS Proposal No. 2901 (Chief Investigator)
2006 – An integrated study of processes linking sea ice and biological ecosystem elements off East Antarctica during winter. AAS Proposal No. 2767 (Co-investigator)
2005 – 2006 Antarctic sea ice thickness distribution from ship observations collected between 1980 – 2004. AAS Proposal No. 2669 (Chief Investigator)
2004 – 2006 Airborne time-domain electromagnetic measurement of Antarctic sea ice thickness AAS Proposal No. 2506 (Co-investigator)
2004 – 2007 Application of new techniques for characterising sea ice thickness AAS Proposal No. 2559 (Chief Investigator)
2001 – 2005 Investigation of inter-annual sea ice thickness variability in the Southern Ocean. US National Science Foundation Grant No. 0088040 (Co-investigator)
2004 – 2006 Matching funds for NSF study: Inter-annual sea ice thickness variability in the
Southern Ocean. US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Envrionment Services and Data Information Management (NOAA ESDIM) Grant No. 02-443E (Co-investigator)
2001 – 2004 Development of a multi-frequency electromagnetic system for determining sea ice thickness and shallow water bathymetry in Antarctica. AAS Proposal No. 1342 (Co-investigator)
2000 – 2005 A study of fast ice distribution and polynyas in East Antarctica using ALOS data. Japanese Space Agency (NASDA) Grant (Co-investigator)
2000 – 2004 Envisat I satellite data in support of polynya and sea ice studies European Space Agency Grant (Co-Investigator)
2000 – 2003 Development of an electromagnetic induction device for measuring sea ice thickness AAS Proposal No. 1212 (Co-investigator)
1999 – 2002 A study of East Antarctic sea ice and polynyas using Envisat and in situ data European Space Agency Grant (Co-Investigator)
1993 – 2000 Dynamics and physical characteristics of Antarctic sea ice ASAC Proposal No. 189 (Co-investigator)

Field experience

2004 – 2005 Ice Station Polarstern (ISPOL). RV Polarsten
2003 Antarctic Remote Ice Sensing Experiment (ARISE). RSV Aurora Australis
1999 Mertz Glacier Polynya study II. RSV Aurora Australis (Deputy Voyage Leader)
1998 – 1999 Atmospheric boundary layer over sea ice. McMurdo Station, Antarctica (Invited Scientist)
1998 UVB transmission through sea ice. USCGC Polar Star (Invited scientist)
1998 Mertz Glacier Polynya study I (abandoned). RSV Aurora Australis (Deputy Voyage Leader)
1995 Large-scale drift and deformation of sea ice. RSV Aurora Australis (Deputy Voyage Leader)
1994 Sea ice characteristics and physical properties. RSV Aurora Australis
1993 Sea ice characteristics and physical properties. RSV Nathaniel B. Palmer (Invited scientist)
1993 Sea ice characteristics and physical properties. RSV Aurora Australis
1992 Sea ice characteristics and physical properties. RSV Aurora Australis
1990 Tasman Sea circulation Study. RV Franklin
1991 Sea ice characteristics and physical properties. RSV Aurora Australis
1991 Sea ice characteristics and physical properties. RSV Aurora Australis (Field leader)
1991 Tasman Sea circulation study. MV Nedlloyd Tasman

Invited seminars

2007 Cool Science – Hot Topic: Climate Change in Polar Regions and IPY. World Congress on Science and Technology Education, Perth, Australia
2007 Teachers Experiencing Antarctica. Australian Marine Science Association, Melbourne, Australia
2005 Climate Change in Polar Regions, Fulbright Association of Science and Technology, Berlin
2005 Potential synergies between operational ice charting groups and the sea ice research community, International Ice Charting Working Group, Ottawa, Canada
2005 Antarctic sea ice and its potential response to climate change, International Whaling Commission, Ulsan, Korea
2005 Review of Antarctic sea ice properties and processes, International Workshop on Ecosystem Dynamics, Cambridge, UK
2004 Toward an improved understanding of Antarctic sea ice thickness, Invited presentation to the Climate and Cryosphere Scientific Steering Group, Hobart, Australia.
2003 Coastal polynya processes, water mass modification and bottom water formation off East Antarctica. Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium,
2003 Large-scale characteristics and processes of Antarctic sea ice. Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
2002 A circumpolar climatology of Antarctic sea ice thickness. SCAR symposium on The Antarctic Sea Ice Zone: Physical and Biological Processes and Interactions, Shanghai, China.
2002 On the use of historical and contemporary data to identify trends in Antarctic sea ice extent. World Climate Research Program workshop on Sea Ice Extent and the Global Climate System, Tolouse, France, April 2002.

Collaborative research links

existing collaborations and ongoing research only

Prof Steve Ackley, University of Texas San Antonio, USA
Prof Neil Bose, Australian Maritime College
Dr Tracy DeLiberty, University of Delaware, USA
Dr Cathleen Geiger, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, USA
Prof Ken Golden, University of Utah, USA
Dr Christian Haas, Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany
Dr Seymour Laxon, Centre for Polar Oceanography and Modelling, UK
Dr Thorsten Markus, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA
Dr Michael Meylan, University of Auckland, NZ
Dr Takeshi Tamura, University of Hokkaido, Japan
Dr Mike van Woert, National Science Foundation, USA
Dr Julian Vrbancich, Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation

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