Congratulations to Adele Morrison, 2022 Malcolm McIntosh Prize Recipient!

Congratulations to Dr Adele Morrison, a user of the ACCESS suite of models and member of the ACCESS-NRI Scientific Advisory Board, who has won the 2022 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year.

Adele, a physical oceanographer, uses innovative methods to model Southern Ocean circulation. Her high-resolution modelling examines how the changing ocean impacts the rate Antarctic ice sheets are melting and their contribution to sea-level rise. The findings will help Australia guard against the future impacts of climate change.

“My work using high-resolution modelling has helped us to unravel the complex dynamics of upwelling circulation in the Southern Ocean and how it will respond to climate change,” Adele said.

“To receive the Malcom Macintosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year is an amazing honour and a great opportunity to raise awareness of important issues like climate change.

Andy Hogg congratulated Adele on this amazing achievement and said “Adele has been at the forefront of high-resolution ocean modelling, particularly in the Southern Ocean. She contributed to the development of the current generation ocean sea ice model known as ACCESS-OM2, and her work has highlighted the exceptional performance of the model particularly in the Southern Ocean near Antarctica. She’s also playing a leading role in developing the next-generation ACCESS ocean-sea ice model, incorporating ice shelf cavities into our models and is an active member of our Scientific Advisory Committee.”