Dr Terry O’Kane

September 17th, 2019

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Principal research scientist | CSIRO

Terry O’Kane is currently principal research scientist in the Climate Science Centre at CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Hobart. He is the leader of the Climate Forecasting team and leads the data assimilation, modelling and ensemble prediction activity of the CSIRO decadal prediction project. Terry is a member of the committee for the World Climate Research Program Grand Challenge for Near Term Climate Prediction and also the WMO panel for Decadal Climate Prediction.

Previously, Terry was ensemble prediction scientist at the Bureau of Meteorology where he implemented the Australian Global and Regional Ensemble Prediction System adapted from the UK Met Office MOGREPS system. Terry has also published extensively on the statistical mechanics and dynamics of geophysical flows, for which he was awarded the 2013 JH Michell Medal, of the Australian Mathematical Society (Applied Mathematics).

A particular focus of his recent work has been on the application of advanced methods of nonstationary time series analysis to climate model data. Terry also publishes extensively on the identification, characterisation and dynamics of coherent disturbances in atmospheric and oceanic flows.