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Dr Laura Herraiz-Borreguero

Climate Science for Australia's Future

Dr Laura Herraiz-Borreguero

Dr Herraiz-Borreguero finished her undergraduate degree on Marine Science at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). She moved to Hobart to do her PhD on Subantarctic Mode Water (SAMW) variability and circulation through the Quantitative Marine Science PhD Joint Program between the University of Tasmania and CSIRO. Currently, she is working on ice shelf-ocean interactions based mainly on observations from the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica.

Her research interests lie in the field of physical oceanography/ biogeochemistry of the Southern Ocean, focusing on:

  • the role of Southern Ocean water masses (in particular, SAMW, Antarctic Intermediate Water and Antarctic Bottom Water) in the global oceanic ventilation and heat/freshwater transport.
  • the biogeochemical variability of SAMW in the formation regions and its vulnerability under climate change scenarios
  • sea–ice interaction and its role in the Southern Ocean overturning circulation
  • AABW formation and variability
  • large–scale circulation and its role over the climate system.

T: +61 3 6226 7545
E: Laura.HerraizBorreguero@utas.edu.au