About me

My name is Steven Phipps. I am a palaeoclimatologist and climate modeller, based at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

My research aims to understand the drivers of past climate variability and change, particularly over the last 2,000 years. To approach this problem, I use a combination of climate models and natural archives, such as corals, tree rings and ice cores.

My core research interests are:

  • past climate variability and change in the Southern Hemisphere
  • the influence of the sun and volcanoes on the Earth’s climate
  • techniques for combining information from climate models with information from natural archives

I am also a passionate believer in open science and the importance of science communication.

If you would like to learn more about me or my research, then please feel free to visit my professional website here.

Acknowledgement: To the best of my knowledge, the expression “time-travelling climatologist” was first used by Sophie Lewis and Sarah Perkins in this wonderful article at The Conversation. I gratefully acknowledge their permission in allowing me to use it as the title of this site.

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