Ariaan Purich


Ariaan Purich
Monash University
Research Fellow


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Ariaan is a climate scientist whose research is focussed on coupled ocean-atmosphere-sea ice interactions across the Southern Hemisphere. Her recent work includes investigating tropical drivers of the drastic 2016/17 sea ice decline around Antarctica and examining the sensitivity of surface climate responses to different Antarctic meltwater projections. Ariaan submitted her PhD in 2018, undertaken at University of New South Wales and CSIRO, where she investigated drivers of recent Antarctic sea ice and surface temperature trends in both observations and CMIP5 models. Prior to this, Ariaan completed her Masters of Science at McGill University, and worked at CSIRO, where her research focussed on understanding drivers of precipitation changes across the Southern Ocean and Australia, and heat waves across Australia.