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Shayne McGregor
Climate Change Research Centre
University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052
shayne.mcgregor@unsw.edu.au

EDUCATION
2006-2009: Doctor of Philosophy, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Title of thesis, ‘Mechanisms forcing interdecadal variability of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation.’

2004-2006: Master (honors) degree (First Class), Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Title of thesis, ‘Interdecadal sea surface temperature variability in the tropical Pacific Ocean: the role of equatorial and off-equatorial wind stress forcing, oceanic Rossby waves, and the coupled system.’

2001-2003: Bachelor of Environmental Science (Atmospheric Science), Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
• El Niño-Southern Oscillation dynamics and variability
• Pacific Ocean decadal variability
• Tropical air-sea interaction
• Ocean-Atmosphere dynamics
• Climate dynamics and predictability
• Climate modeling
• Regional Patterns of Sea Level Rise

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed Articles:

McGregor, S., A. Sen Gupta, and M. England, 2012: Constraining wind stress products with sea surface height observations and implications for Pacific Ocean sea-level trend attribution. Journal of Climate (in press), doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00105.1

McGregor, S., A. Timmermann, N. Schneider, M. Stuecker, and M. England, 2012: The effect of the South Pacific Convergence Zone on the termination of El Niño events and the meridional asymmetry of ENSO, Journal of Climate, 25, 5566–5586, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00332.1

Sen Gupta, A., A. Ganachaud, S. McGregor, J. N. Brown, and L. Muir, 2012: Drivers of the projected changes to the Pacific Ocean equatorial circulation, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L09605, doi:10.1029/2012GL051447.

Tokinaga, H., S.-P. Xie, A. Timmermann, S. McGregor, T. Ogata, H. Kubota and Y. M. Okumura, 2012: Regional Patterns of Tropical Indo-Pacific Climate Change: Evidence of the Walker Circulation Weakening. Journal of Climate, 25, 1689-1710. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00263.1

Gergis,J., A. J. E. Gallant, K. Braganza, D. J. Karoly, K. Allen, L. Cullen, R. D’Arrigo, I. Goodwin, P. Grierson and S. McGregor, 2011: On the long-term context of the 1997–2009 ‘Big Dry’ in south-eastern Australia: insights from a 206-year multi-proxy rainfall reconstruction. Climatic Change, 1-22. doi.10.1007/s10584-011-0263-x.

McGregor, S., and A. Timmermann, 2011: The effect of explosive tropical volcanism on ENSO, Journal of Climate, 24, 2178-2191.

Timmermann, A., S. McGregor and F. Jin, 2010: Wind effects on past and future regional sea-level trends in the southern Indo-Pacific, Journal of Climate, 23, 4429-4437.

Holbrook, N. J., I. D. Goodwin, S. McGregor, E. Molina and S. B. Power 2010: ENSO to multi-decadal time scale changes in East Australian Current transports and Fort Denison sea level: oceanic Rossby waves as the connecting mechanism, Deep Sea Research II, 58, 547-558.

McGregor, S., A. Timmermann and O. Timm, 2010: A unified proxy for ENSO variability since 1650. Climate of the Past, 6, 1-17.

McGregor, S., A. Sen Gupta, N. J. Holbrook and S. B. Power, 2009: The Modulation of ENSO Variability in CCSM3 by Extratropical Rossby Waves, Journal of Climate, 22, 5839-5383.

McGregor, S., N. J. Holbrook and S. B. Power, 2009: The response of a stochastically forced ENSO model to observed off-equatorial wind-stress forcing. Journal of Climate, 22, 2512-2528.

McGregor, S., N. J. Holbrook and S. B. Power, 2008: Interdecadal sea surface temperature variability in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Part II: the role of equatorial/offequatorial wind stresses in a hybrid coupled model. Journal of Climate, 21, 4242-4251.

McGregor, S., N. J. Holbrook and S. B. Power, 2008: Interdecadal sea surface temperature variability in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Part II: the role of equatorial/offequatorial wind stresses in a hybrid coupled model. Journal of Climate, 21, 4242-4251.

McGregor, S., N. J. Holbrook and S. B. Power, 2007: Interdecadal sea surface temperature variability in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Part I: the role o f off-equatorial wind stresses and oceanic Rossby waves. Journal of Climate, 20, 2643-2658.

McGregor, S., N. J. Holbrook and S. B. Power, 2004: On the dynamics of interdecadal thermocline depth and sea surface temperature variability in the low to mid-latitude Pacific Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 31, 10.1029/2004GL021241.

Monographs:
McGregor, S. 2006: Interdecadal sea surface temperature variability in the tropical Pacific Ocean: The role of equatorial and off-equatorial wind stress forcing, ocean Rossby waves, and the coupled system. Masters(hons) Thesis, Department of Physical Geography, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

McGregor, S. 2009: Mechanisms forcing interdecadal variability of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation. PhD Thesis, Department of Environment and Geography, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Other Papers/Presentations:

McGregor, S. 2006: The Inter-decadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO) and El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Risk Frontiers, Briefing Note n# 120.

McGregor, S. 2007: El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO): the current state of play. Risk Frontiers, Briefing Note n# 132.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011- Postdoctoral Fellow, Climate Change Research Center, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.

2009-10 Postdoctoral Fellow, International Pacific Research Center, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.

2006–07 Guest Lecturer, Department of Physical Geography, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

2004–07 Teaching Assistant (casual), Department of Physical Geography, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

REVIEWS
• Geophysical Research Letters
• Journal of Climate
• NOAA
• Theoretical and Applied Climatology
• International Journal of Climatology
• Global and Planetary Change