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Dr Chaojiao Sun

Senior Research Scientist

https://people.csiro.au/S/C/Chaojiao-Sun

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BLDG 453 UWA, FAIRWAY
CRAWLEY WA 6009 AUSTRALIA

Biography

Chaojiao is the acting group leader of the Ocean Dynamics and Ecosystems Group in the Coasts and Ocean Research Program at CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. Chaojiao is a physical oceanographer specialising in ocean modelling and data assimilation. She is interested in understanding how ocean dynamics affects the climate and ecosystems, having worked both in the USA and Australia. Since joining CSIRO in 2008, Chaojiao has worked on ocean climate downscaling using the high-resolution BLUELink OFAM model, ocean data assimilation to improve model prediction of upwelling, the WAMSI project on numerical modelling of dredge plumes, and developing an early warning system for harmful algal blooms. Previously at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, she developed methods for assimilating satellite snow observations into a NASA catchment model, and assimilating ocean observations into a global ocean model for improving seasonal prediction. Her current research interests include the role of ocean currents and eddies in connectivity, and the impact of climate change on ocean boundary currents and the Great Barrier Reef. Chaojiao currently leads a collaborative project titled "A Forecasting System to Provide Early Warnings for Coastal Ecological Disasters (harmful algal blooms and harmful jellyfish blooms)" co-funded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and CSIRO.

Academic Qualifications

  • 1997

    PhD
    Oregon State University

  • 1988

    BSc
    University of Science and Technology of China

Professional Experiences

  • 2008-present

    Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 2000-2008

    Researcher
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

  • 1998-2000

    Postdoc
    University of California at Los Angeles

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