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Dr Ian Harman is a research scientist in the ACCESS group of CSIRO's Climate Science Centre. His research focusses on the understanding and development of models of the near-surface atmosphere and land surface for use within a range of applications, with a focus on regions of complex terrain. Current research applications include wind energy, the airborne dispersal of invasive species, climate system model development and analysis, and economic-climate interactions (integrated assessment). His research uses a range of observations and techniques including wind tunnel modelling - using CSIRO's world class boundary-layer wind tunnel facility in Canberra - eddy covariance (FLUXNET) field observations and numerical techniques at a range of time and spatial scales.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2003

    PhD (Meteorology)
    University of Reading

  • 1999

    MSc Weather, Climate and Modelling
    University of Reading

  • 1996

    Bsc (Hons) Mathematics
    University of Bristol

Achievements and Awards

  • 2012-2012

    Visiting Scientist Award

Other highlights

  • 2006-2008

    Integrated Assessment study for the Garnaut Climate Change Review

  • 2005-2008

    Development of the ACCESS 1.3 climate system model

  • 2016-2019

    Development of the ACCESS-CM2 climate system model

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2011-2016

    Deputy Fire Warden

  • 2017-2019

    Laser Safety Officer