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Dr. Steven Phipps

Steven Phipps

Paleo Ice Sheet Modeller
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 129
7001 Hobart



Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        Palaeoclimate data-model integration; Earth system modelling; Holocene climate variability and change; Climate forcings; Modes of Southern Hemisphere climate variability (ENSO, IOD, SAM/AAO)
Official PAGES function(s)        Aus2k Steering Committee Member
PAGES interests        2k Network, Antarctica2k, Past Interglacials - PIGS, Aus2k, QUIGS - PAGES-PMIP group on Quaternary Interglacials, Regional Integration, Ocean2k, Solar Forcing, Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society - VICS
Topics        Ice dynamics, Volcanoes, Climate dynamics, Interannual-decadal varaibility, Modeling, Ocean dynamics, Extreme events, Sea level and coastal processes, Statistical analysis
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Future projection, Observational period, Holocene, Last millennia, Last glacial cycle
Regions        Antarctic region, Mid-latitude Southern Hemisphere, South America, Australasia, World ocean, Global
Archives        Model results
Sector        Academia / Education
Discipline        Modeling, (Paleo)climatology, Glaciology



Buchanan, P. J., R. J. Matear, A. Lenton, S. J. Phipps, Z. Chase and D. M. Etheridge: The simulated climate of the Last Glacial Maximum and insights into the global marine carbon cycle, Climate of the Past, 12, 2271-2295, doi:10.5194/cp-12-2271-2016, 2016.

Phipps, S. J., C. J. Fogwill and C. S. M. Turney: Impacts of marine instability across the East Antarctic Ice Sheet on Southern Ocean dynamics, The Cryosphere, 10, 2317-2328, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2317-2016, 2016.

Abram, N. J., H. V. McGregor, J. E. Tierney, M. N. Evans, N. P. McKay, D. S. Kaufman and the PAGES 2k Consortium (K. Thirumalai, B. Martrat, H. Goosse, S. J. Phipps, E. J. Steig, K. Halimeda Kilbourne, C. P. Saenger, J. Zinke, G. Leduc, J. A. Addison, P. Graham Mortyn, M.-S. Seidenkrantz, M.-A. Sicre, K. Selvaraj, H. L. Filipsson, R. Neukom, J. Gergis, M. A. J. Curran and L. von Gunten): Early onset of industrial-era warming across the oceans and continents, Nature, 536, 411-418, doi:10.1038/nature19082, 2016.

Haughton, N., G. Abramowitz, A. Pitman and S. J. Phipps: Weighting climate model ensembles for mean and variance estimates, Climate Dynamics, 45, 3169-3181, doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2531-3, 2015.

Fogwill, C. J., S. J. Phipps, C. S. M. Turney and N. R. Golledge: Sensitivity of the Southern Ocean to enhanced regional Antarctic ice sheet meltwater input, Earth's Future, 3, 317-329, doi:10.1002/2015EF000306, 2015.

Abram, N. J., B. C. Dixon, M. G. Rosevear, B. Plunkett, M. K. Gagan, W. S. Hantoro and S. J. Phipps: Optimized coral reconstructions of the Indian Ocean Dipole: An assessment of location and length considerations, Paleoceanography, 30, 1391-1405, doi:10.1002/2015PA002810, 2015.

Kravitz, B., A. Robock, S. Tilmes, O. Boucher, J. M. English, P. J. Irvine, A. Jones, M. G. Lawrence, M. MacCracken, H. Muri, J. C. Moore, U. Niemeier, S. J. Phipps, J. Sillmann, T. Storelvmo, H. Wang and S. Watanabe: The Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (GeoMIP6): simulation design and preliminary results, Geoscientific Model Development, 8, 3379-3392, doi:10.5194/gmd-8-3379-2015, 2015.

Williams, A. N., P. Veth, W. Steffen, S. Ulm, C. S. M. Turney, J. M. Reeves, S. J. Phipps and M. Smith: A continental narrative: Human settlement patterns and Australian climate change over the last 35,000 years, Quaternary Science Reviews, 123, 91-112, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.06.018, 2015.

McGregor, H. V., M. N. Evans, H. Goosse, G. Leduc, B. Martrat, J. A. Addison, P. G. Mortyn, D. W. Oppo, M.-S. Seidenkrantz, M.-A. Sicre, S. J. Phipps, K. Selveraj, K. Thirumalai, H. L. Filipsson and V. Ersek: Robust global ocean cooling trend for the pre-industrial Common Era, Nature Geoscience, 8, 671-677, doi:10.1038/NGEO2510, 8, 671-677, 2015.

Haughton, N., G. Abramowitz, A. Pitman and S. J. Phipps: On the generation of climate model ensembles, Climate Dynamics, 43, 2297-2308, doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2054-3, 2014.

Goodwin, I. D., S. Browning, A. M. Lorrey, P. A. Mayewski, S. J. Phipps, N. A. N. Bertler, R. P. Edwards, T. J. Cohen, T. van Ommen, M. Curran, C. Barr and J. C. Stager: A reconstruction of extratropical Indo-Pacific sea-level pressure patterns during the Medieval Climate Anomaly, Climate Dynamics, 43, 1197-1219, doi:10.1007/s00382-013-1899-1, 2014.

Bakker, P., V. Masson-Delmotte, B. Martrat, S. Charbit, H. Renssen, M. Gröger, U. Krebs-Kanzow, G. Lohman, D. J. Lunt, M. Pfeiffer, S. J. Phipps, M. Prange, S. P. Ritz, M. Schulz, B. Stenni, E. J. Stone and V. Varma: Temperature trends during the Present and Last Interglacial periods - a multi-model-data comparison, Quaternary Science Reviews, 99, 224-243, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.06.031, 2014.

Abram, N. J., R. Mulvaney, F. Vimeux, S. J. Phipps, J. Turner and M. H. England: Evolution of the Southern Annular Mode during the past millennium, Nature Climate Change, 4, 564-569, doi:10.1038/NCLIMATE2235, 2014.

Lorrey, A., N. Fauchereau, C. Stanton, P. Chappell, S. J. Phipps, A. Mackintosh, J. Renwick, I. Goodwin and A. Fowler: The Little Ice Age climate of New Zealand reconstructed from Southern Alps cirque glaciers: a synoptic type approach, Climate Dynamics, 42, 3039-3060, doi:10.1007/s00382-013-1876-8, 2014.

Heikkilä, U., X. Shi, S. J. Phipps and A. M. Smith: 10Be in late deglacial climate simulated by ECHAM5-HAM - Part 2: Isolating the solar signal from 10Be deposition, Climate of the Past, 10, 687-696, doi:10.5194/cpd-10-687-2014, 2014.

Stevenson, S., H. V. McGregor, S. J. Phipps and B. Fox-Kemper: Quantifying errors in coral-based ENSO estimates: Toward improved forward modeling of ?18O, Paleoceanography, 28, 633-649, doi:10.1002/palo.20059, 2013.

Heikkilä, U., S. J. Phipps and A. M. Smith: 10Be in late deglacial climate simulated by ECHAM5-HAM - Part 1: Climatological influences on 10Be deposition, Climate of the Past, 9, 2641-2649, doi:10.5194/cp-9-2641-2013, 2013.

Gallant, A. J. E., S. J. Phipps, D. J. Karoly, A. B. Mullan and A. M. Lorrey: Non-stationary Australasian Teleconnections and Implications for Paleoclimate Research, Journal of Climate, 26, 8827-8849, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00338.1, 2013.

McGregor, H. V., M. J. Fischer, M. K. Gagan, D. Fink, S. J. Phipps, H. Wong and C. D. Woodroffe: A weak El Niño/Southern Oscillation with delayed seasonal growth around 4,300 years ago, Nature Geoscience, 6, 949-953, doi:10.1038/ngeo1936, 2013.

Schurer, A. P., G. C. Hegerl, M. E. Mann, S. F. B. Tett and S. J. Phipps: Separating Forced from Chaotic Climate Variability over the Past Millennium, Journal of Climate, 26, 6954-6973, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00826.1, 2013.

Phipps, S. J., H. V. McGregor, J. Gergis, A. J. E. Gallant, R. Neukom, S. Stevenson, D. Ackerley, J. R. Brown, M. J. Fischer and T. D. van Ommen: Paleoclimate Data-Model Comparison and the Role of Climate Forcings over the Past 1500 Years, Journal of Climate, 26, 6915-6936, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00108.1, 2013.

Ackerley, D., A. Lorrey, J. Renwick, S. J. Phipps, S. Wagner and A. Fowler: High-resolution modelling of mid-Holocene New Zealand climate at 6000 yr BP, The Holocene, 23, 1272-1285, doi:10.1177/0959683613484612, 2013.

Reeves, J. M., T. T. Barrows, T. J. Cohen, A. S. Kiem, H. C. Bostock, K. E. Fitzsimmons, J. D. Jansen, J. Kemp, C. Krause, L. Petherick, S. J. Phipps and OZ-INTIMATE members: Climate variability over the last 35,000 years recorded in marine and terrestrial archives in the Australian region: an OZ-INTIMATE compilation, Quaternary Science Reviews, 74, 21-34, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.01.001, 2013.

Baker, A., C. Bradley and S. J. Phipps: Hydrological modeling of stalagmite ?18O response to glacial-interglacial transitions, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 3207-3212, doi:10.1002/grl.50555, 2013.

Jex, C. N., S. J. Phipps, A. Baker and C. Bradley: Reducing uncertainty in the climatic interpretations of speleothem ?18O, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 2259-2264, doi:10.1002/grl.50467, 2013.

PAGES 2k Consortium (M. Ahmed, K. J. Anchukaitis, A. Asrat, H. P. Borgaonkar, M. Braida, B. M. Buckley, U. Büntgen, B. M. Chase, D. A. Christie, E. R. Cook, M. A. J. Curran, H. F. Diaz, J. Esper, Z.-X. Fan, N. P. Gaire, Q. Ge, J. Gergis, J. F. González-Rouco, H. Goosse, S. W. Grab, N. Graham, R. Graham, M. Grosjean, S. T. Hanhijärvi, D. S. Kaufman, T. Kiefer, K. Kimura, A. A. Korhola, P. J. Krusic, A. Lara, A.-M. Lézine, F. C. Ljungqvist, A. M. Lorrey, J. Luterbacher, V. Masson-Delmotte, D. McCarroll, J. R. McConnell, N. P. McKay, M. S. Morales, A. D. Moy, R. Mulvaney, I. A. Mundo, T. Nakatsuka, D. J. Nash, R. Neukom, S. E. Nicholson, H. Oerter, J. G. Palmer, S. J. Phipps, M. R. Prieto, A. Rivera, M. Sano, M. Severi, T. M. Shanahan, X. Shao, F. Shi, M. Sigl, J. E. Smerdon, O. N. Solomina, E. J. Steig, B. Stenni, M. Thamban, V. Trouet, C. S. M. Turney, M. Umer, T. van Ommen, D. Verschuren, A. E. Viau, R. Villalba, B. M. Vinther, L. von Gunten, S. Wagner, E. R. Wahl, H. Wanner, J. P. Werner, J. W. C. White, K. Yasue and E. Zorita): Continental-scale temperature variability during the past two millennia, Nature Geoscience, 6, 339-346, doi:10.1038/ngeo1797, 2013.

Lunt, D. J., A. Abe-Ouchi, P. Bakker, A. Berger, P. Braconnot, S. Charbit, N. Fischer, N. Herold, J. H. Jungclaus, V. C. Khon, U. Krebs-Kanzow, P. M. Langebroek, G. Lohmann, K. H. Nisancioglu, B. Otto-Bliesner, W. Park, M. Pfeiffer, S. J. Phipps, M. Prange, R. Rachmayani, H. Renssen, N. Rosenbloom, B. Schneider, E. J. Stone, K. Takahashi, W. Wei, Q. Yin and Z. S. Zhang: A multi-model assessment of last interglacial temperatures, Climate of the Past, 9, 699-717, doi:10.5194/cp-9-699-2013, 2013.

Fernández-Donado, L., J. F. González-Rouco, C. C. Raible, C. M. Ammann, D. Barriopedro, E. García-Bustamante, J. H. Jungclaus, S. J. Lorenz, J. Luterbacher, S. J. Phipps, J. Servonnat, D. Swingedouw, S. F. B. Tett, S. Wagner, P. Yiou and E. Zorita: Large-scale temperature response to external forcing in simulations and reconstructions of the last millennium, Climate of the Past, 9, 393-421, doi:10.5194/cp-9-393-2013, 2013.

Chamberlain, M. A., C. Sun, R. J. Matear, M. Feng and S. J. Phipps: Downscaling the climate change for oceans around Australia, Geoscientific Model Development, 5, 1177-1194, doi:10.5194/gmd-5-1177-2012, 2012.

Baker, A., C. Bradley, S. J. Phipps, M. Fischer, I. J. Fairchild, L. Fuller, C. Spötl and C. Azcurra: Millennial-length forward models and pseudoproxies of stalagmite ?18O: an example from NW Scotland, Climate of the Past, 8, 1153-1167, doi:10.5194/cp-8-1153-2012, 2012.

Sen Gupta, A., L. C. Muir, J. N. Brown, S. J. Phipps, P. J. Durack, D. Monselesan and S. E. Wijffels: Climate drift in the CMIP3 models, Journal of Climate, 25, 4621-4640, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00312.1, 2012.

Phipps, S. J., L. D. Rotstayn, H. B. Gordon, J. L. Roberts, A. C. Hirst and W. F. Budd: The CSIRO Mk3L climate system model version 1.0 - Part 2: Response to external forcings, Geoscientific Model Development, 5, 649-682, doi:10.5194/gmd-5-649-2012, 2012.

Mao, J., S. J. Phipps, A. J. Pitman, Y. P. Wang, G. Abramowitz and B. Pak: The CSIRO Mk3L climate system model v1.0 coupled to the CABLE land surface scheme v1.4b: evaluation of the control climatology, Geoscientific Model Development, 4, 1115-1131, doi:10.5194/gmd-4-1115-2011, 2011.

Pitman, A. J., F. B. Avila, G. Abramowitz, Y. P. Wang, S. J. Phipps and N. de Noblet-Ducoudré: Importance of background climate in determining impact of land-cover change on regional climate, Nature Climate Change, 1, 472-475, doi:10.1038/nclimate1294, 2011.

Ackerley, D., A. Lorrey, J. A. Renwick, S. J. Phipps, S. Wagner, S. Dean, J. Singarayer, P. Valdes, A. Abe-Ouchi, R. Ohgaito and J. M. Jones: Using synoptic type analysis to understand New Zealand climate during the Mid-Holocene, Climate of the Past, 7, 1189-1207, doi:10.5194/cp-7-1189-2011, 2011.

Mao, J., A. J. Pitman, S. J. Phipps, G. Abramowitz and Y. Wang: Global and regional coupled climate sensitivity to canopy interception parameterization, Climate Dynamics, 37, 171-186, doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0862-7, 2011.

Phipps, S. J., L. D. Rotstayn, H. B. Gordon, J. L. Roberts, A. C. Hirst and W. F. Budd: The CSIRO Mk3L climate system model version 1.0 - Part 1: Description and evaluation, Geoscientific Model Development, 4, 483-509, doi:10.5194/gmd-4-483-2011, 2011.

Santoso, A., W. Cai, M. H. England and S. J. Phipps: The Role of the Indonesian Throughflow on ENSO Dynamics in a Coupled Climate Model, Journal of Climate, 24, 585-601, doi:10.1175/2010JCLI3745.1, 2011.

Phipps, S. J., and J. N. Brown: Understanding ENSO dynamics through the exploration of past climates, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 9, 012010, doi:10.1088/1755-1315/9/1/012010, 2010.

Gunasekera, D., M. Ford, E. Heyhoe, A. Gurney, H. Ahammad, S. J. Phipps, I. Harman, J. Finnigan and M. Brede: Global Integrated Assessment Model: A New Analytical Tool for Assessing Climate Change Risks and Policies, Australian Commodities, 15, 195-216, 2008.

Roberts, J., P. Heil, S. J. Phipps and N. Bindoff: AusCOM: The Australian Community Ocean Model, Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology, 39, 127-150, 2007.

Karsh, K. L., N. L. Bindoff, S. J. Phipps, I. Cummings, J. L. Roberts and P. Heil: Digital Libraries for Oceans and Climate, Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, 16, 112-116, 2003.

Gray, L. J., S. J. Phipps, T. J. Dunkerton, M. P. Baldwin, E. F. Drysdale and M. R. Allen: A data study of the influence of the equatorial upper stratosphere on northern-hemisphere stratospheric sudden warmings, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 127, 1985-2003, 2001.