Dr Benjamin Henley

Dr Benjamin Henley

Research Fellow in the School of Earth Sciences

Dr Henley is a Research Fellow in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne, working with Prof David Karoly and Dr Joelle Gergis as part of a Cooperative Research Network (CRN) project on decadal climate variations using multi-proxy palaeoclimate records. He is currently investigating the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation using instrumental, palaeoclimate and climate model simulations over the last millennium. Dr Henley received his PhD in hydrology and climate variability from the University of Newcastle (Australia) in 2012 under Dr Mark Thyer and Prof George Kuczera, funded by an ARC linkage project with Hunter Water Corporation. He has worked on a number of academic and industry-based projects investigating hydro-climatic variability and water resource system performance, including hydrological modelling underpinning regional water planning. Dr Henley's research interests include: decadal climate variability and climate change, the climate of the past 2000 years combining high and low resolution records, the evaluation of large-scale climate circulation modes in climate models and hydrological modelling for water supply planning.   

Web tools and Projects we developed

  • Open-NEM

    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

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