Faculty of Science

UNSW School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Coastal and Regional Oceanography Lab

Towards an integrated understanding of boundary current systems


  • Gwyther, D. Roughan, M. Kerry, C. and Keating, S. Impact of assimilating repeated subsurface temperature transects on state estimates of a western boundary current. Frontiers in Marine Science, Date when published.





  • Roughan, M., Schaeffer A., Cresswell, G. (2019) "The East Australian Current". In: "Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences", 3rd Edition, Eds: J. K. Cochran, H. Bokuniewicz, P. Yager, Elsevier.
  • O'Callaghan, J., Stevens, C., Roughan, M., Sutton, P., Garrett, S., Giorli, G., Smith, R.O., Currie, K.I., Suanda, S.H., Williams, M. and Bowen, M., Fernandez D., Vennell R., Knight B.R., Barter P., McComb P., Oliver M., Livingston M., Tellier P., Meissner A., Brewer M., Gall M., Nodder S.D., Decima M., Souza J., Forcén-Vazquez A., Gardiner S., Paul-Burke K., Chiswell S., Roberts J., Hayden B., Biggs B., and Macdonald H. (2019) "Developing an Integrated Ocean Observing System for New Zealand" Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:143. pdf







  • Sloyan, B., Roughan M., Hill K., (2018) "The Global Ocean Observing System". In: "New Frontiers in Operational Oceanography" E. Chassignet, A. Pascual, J. Tintoré, and J. Verron, Eds., GODAE OceanView, 75-90, doi:10.17125/gov2018.ch03.



















  • Gillanders, B.M., Elsdon. T.S. & Roughan, M. 2012. Connectivity of Estuaries. 2012. Volume 7: Functioning of Ecosystems at the Land–Ocean Interface (pp 119-142)
  • Wood, JE, Roughan, M & Tate, PM, 2012, 'Finding a proxy for wind stress over the coastal ocean', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 63, no. 6, pp. 528 - 544, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF11250.


2010 and prior

  • Roughan, M., Hemming, M., Schaeffer, A., Austin, T., Beggs, H., Chen, M., Feng, M., Galibert, G., Holden, C., Hughes, D., Ingleton, T., Milburn, S.,, Ridgway, K. (2022). Multi-decadal ocean temperature time-series and climatologies from Australia's long-term National Reference Stations. Australian Ocean Data Network. DOI: https://doi.org/10.26198/5cd1167734d90 . Data access and more information.
  • Castro, L., P. Cetina-Heredia, M. Roughan, S. Dworjanyn, L. Thibaut, M. Chamberlain, M. Feng and A. Verges, (2021). Data from: Combined mechanistic modelling predicts changes in species distribution and increased co-occurrence of a tropical urchin herbivore and a habitat-forming temperate kelp. DOI: 10.5061/dryad.n5tb2rbsh. Data access and more information.
  • Kerry, C. G. and M. Roughan, Powell, Brian, Oke, Peter (2020). A high-resolution reanalysis of the East Australian Current System assimilating an unprecedented observational data set using 4D-Var data assimilation over a two-year period (2012-2013). Version 2017. UNSW.dataset. DOI: 10.26190/5ebe1f389dd87. Data access and more information.
  • Ribbat N., M. Roughan, B. Powell, C. Kerry, S. Rao, (2020). A high-resolution (750m) free-running hydrodynamic simulation of the Hawkesbury Shelf region off Southeastern Australia (2012-2013) using the Regional Ocean Modeling System. UNSW.dataset. DOI: 10.26190/5ec35ca34752e. Data access and more information.
  • CSIRO; Marine National Facility; Suthers, Iain; Everett, Jason; Brownlee, Chris; Roughan, Moninya; Keating, Shane; Brown, Mark; Jeffs, Andrew; Blanchard, Julia; Hobday, Alistair; Doblin, Martina (2018). RV Investigator Voyage IN2017_V04 End of Voyage (EOV) Archive. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection. DOI: 10.4225/08/5a964b9041903. Data access and more information.