Professor Ian Simmonds

Professor Ian Simmonds

School of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne

Ian Simmond's main research interests include:

  • Southern Ocean (Atmospheric changes, oceanic changes, Antarctic Circumpolar Wave)
  • Arctic (Sea ice, cyclones, ocean currents, water masses, river inflow) Global warming (Greenhouse gases, climate change, carbon dioxide, methane)
  • Road accidents and Weather (Motor vehicle accidents rain, traffic density, weekday_weekend effect)
  • Isotopes in weather and climate studies (Physically-based interpretation of isotopes, ice cores, isotopes in precipitation)
  • Antarctica (Sea ice, mass balance, ice core interpretation, katabatic flow) Rainfall variability (Australia, Southern annular mode, cyclones)
  • Cyclones and tropical cyclones (Baroclinicity, CISK, hybrid systems, climate trends, extreme weather)


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.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

    Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.