Dr Amandine Schaeffer
Senior Lecturer

Dr Amandine Schaeffer

Science
School of Mathematics & Statistics

- Since 2021: Senior Lecturer at UNSW, School of Maths & Stats, Sydney Australia.

- since 2018: Lecturer at UNSW, School of Maths & Stats, Sydney Australia.

- 2011 - 2017: Postdoctoral research associate at UNSW, School of Maths & Stats, Sydney Australia.

- 2006 - 2010: PhD in Physical Oceanography, Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography Toulon France.

- 2006: M.Sc. in Physical Oceanography and Meteorology, university of Toulon France.

- 2003 - 2006: Masters in Marine Engineering, SeaTech, Toulon France.

Phone
9385 1679
Location
School of Mathematics and Statistics UNSW Sydney NSW 2052 The Red Centre Room 4102
  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Roughan M; Schaeffer A; Cresswell G, 2019, 'East australian current', in Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, pp. 340 - 350, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.11550-7
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Roughan M; Schaeffer A; Suthers IM, 2015, 'Chapter 6 Sustained Ocean Observing along the Coast of Southeastern Australia NSW-IMOS 2007–2014', in Coastal Ocean Observing Systems, pp. 76 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-802022-7.00006-7
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Roughan M; Schaeffer A; Suthers IM, 2015, 'Sustained Ocean Observing along the Coast of Southeastern Australia: NSW-IMOS 2007-2014', in Coastal Ocean Observing Systems, Science Direct, pp. 76 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-802022-7.00006-7
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Bourg N; Schaeffer A; Cetina-Heredia P; Lawes JC; Lee D, 2022, 'Driving the blue fleet: Temporal variability and drivers behind bluebottle (Physalia physalis) beachings off Sydney, Australia', PLoS ONE, vol. 17, pp. e0265593, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0265593
    Journal articles | 2022
    Elzahaby Y; Schaeffer A; Roughan M; Delaux S, 2022, 'Why the Mixed Layer Depth Matters When Diagnosing Marine Heatwave Drivers Using a Heat Budget Approach', Frontiers in Climate, vol. 4, pp. 838017, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2022.838017
    Journal articles | 2022
    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', Scientific Data, vol. 9, pp. 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41597-022-01224-6
    Journal articles | 2021
    Elzahaby Y; Schaeffer A; Roughan M; Delaux S, 2021, 'Oceanic Circulation Drives the Deepest and Longest Marine Heatwaves in the East Australian Current System', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2021GL094785
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lee D; Schaeffer A; Groeskamp S, 2021, 'Drifting dynamics of the bluebottle (Physalia physalis)', Ocean Science, vol. 17, pp. 1341 - 1351, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1341-2021
    Journal articles | 2021
    Testor P; Young BD; Rudnick DL; Glenn S; Hayes D; Lee CM; Pattiaratchi C; Hill K; Heslop E; Turpin V; Alenius P; Barrera C; Barth JA; Beaird N; Bécu G; Bosse A; Bourrin F; Brearley JA; Chao Y; Chen S; Chiggiato J; Coppola L; Crout R; Cummings J; Curry B; Curry R; Davis R; Desai K; DiMarco S; Edwards C; Fielding S; Fer I; Frajka-Williams E; Gildor H; Goni G; Gutierrez D; Haugan P; Hebert D; Heiderich J; Henson S; Heywood K; Hogan P; Houpert L; Huh S; Inall ME; Ishii M; Ito SI; Itoh S; Jan S; Kaiser J; Karstensen J; Kirkpatrick B; Klymak J; Kohut J; Krahmann G; Krug M; McClatchie S; Marin F; Mauri E; Mehra A; Meredith MP; Meunier T; Miles T; Morell JM; Mortier L; Nicholson S; O'Callaghan J; O'Conchubhair D; Oke P; Pallàs-Sanz E; Palmer M; Park JJ; Perivoliotis L; Poulain PM; Perry R; Queste B; Rainville L; Rehm E; Roughan M; Rome N; Ross T; Ruiz S; Saba G; Schaeffer A; Schönau M; Schroeder K; Shimizu Y; Sloyan BM; Smeed D; Snowden D; Song Y; Swart S; Tenreiro M; Thompson A; Tintore J; Todd RE; Toro C; Venables H; Wagawa T; Waterman S, 2021, 'Corrigendum: OceanGliders: A Component of the Integrated GOOS (Frontiers in Marine Science, (2019), 6, (422), 10.3389/fmars.2019.00422)', Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.696100
    Journal articles | 2020
    Archer M; Schaeffer A; Keating S; Roughan M; Holmes R; Siegelman L, 2020, 'Observations of submesoscale variability and frontal subduction within the mesoscale eddy field of the tasman sea', Journal of Physical Oceanography, vol. 50, pp. 1509 - 1529, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-19-0131.1
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hemming MP; Roughan M; Schaeffer A, 2020, 'Daily Subsurface Ocean Temperature Climatology Using Multiple Data Sources: New Methodology', Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00485
    Journal articles | 2020
    Malan N; Archer M; Roughan M; Cetina-Heredia P; Hemming M; Rocha C; Schaeffer A; Suthers I; Queiroz E, 2020, 'Eddy-Driven Cross-Shelf Transport in the East Australian Current Separation Zone', Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, vol. 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2019JC015613
    Journal articles | 2020
    Schaeffer A; Archer MR; Baumard Q; Roughan M; Kerry C, 2020, 'An assessment of the East Australian Current as a renewable energy resource', Journal of Marine Systems, vol. 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2019.103285
    Journal articles | 2019
    Bailey K; Steinberg C; Davies C; Galibert G; Hidas M; McManus MA; Murphy T; Newton J; Roughan M; Schaeffer A, 2019, 'Coastal mooring observing networks and their data products: Recommendations for the next decade', Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00180
    Journal articles | 2019
    Elzahaby Y; Schaeffer A, 2019, 'Observational Insight Into the Subsurface Anomalies of Marine Heatwaves', Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00745
    Journal articles | 2019
    Oke PR; Roughan M; Cetina-Heredia P; Pilo GS; Ridgway KR; Rykova T; Archer MR; Coleman RC; Kerry CG; Rocha C; Schaeffer A; Vitarelli E, 2019, 'Revisiting the circulation of the East Australian Current: Its path, separation, and eddy field', Progress in Oceanography, vol. 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2019.102139
    Journal articles | 2019
    Testor P; DeYoung B; Rudnick DL; Glenn S; Hayes D; Lee C; Pattiaratchi CB; Hill KL; Heslop E; Turpin V; Alenius P; Barrera C; Barth J; Beaird N; Becu G; Bosse A; Bourrin F; Brearley A; Chao Y; Chen S; Chiggiato J; Coppola L; Crout R; Cummings J; Curry B; Curry R; Davis R; Desai K; DiMarco S; Edwards C; Fielding S; Fer I; Frajka-Williams E; Gildor H; Goni G; Gutierrez D; Hanson S; Haugan P; Hebert D; Heiderich J; Heywood KJ; Hogan P; Houpert L; Huh S; Inall ME; Ishii M; Ito SI; Itoh S; Jan S; Kaiser J; Karstensen J; Kirkpatrick B; Klymak J; Kohut J; Krahmann G; Krug M; McClatchie S; Marin F; Mauri E; Mehra A; Meredith MP; Miles T; Morell J; Mortier L; Nicholson S; O'Callaghan J; O'Conchubhair D; Oke PR; Sanz EP; Palmer M; Park JJ; Perivoliotis L; Poulain PM; Perry R; Queste B; Rainville L; Rehm E; Roughan M; Rome N; Ross T; Ruiz S; Saba G; Schaeffer A; Schonau M; Schroeder K; Shimizu Y; Sloyan BM; Smeed D; Snowden DP; Song Y; Swart S; Tenreiro M; Thompson AF; Tintore J; Todd RE; Toro C; Venables H; Waterman S; Watlington R; Wilson D, 2019, 'OceanGliders: A component of the integrated GOOS', Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00422
    Journal articles | 2017
    Archer MR; Roughan M; Keating SR; Schaeffer A, 2017, 'On the Variability of the East Australian Current: Jet Structure, Meandering, and Influence on Shelf Circulation', Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, vol. 122, pp. 8464 - 8481, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2017JC013097
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mantovanelli A; Keating SR; Wyatt LR; Roughan M; Schaeffer A, 2017, 'Lagrangian and Eulerian characterization of two counter-rotating submesoscale eddies in a western boundary current', Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, vol. 122, pp. 4902 - 4921, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016JC011968
    Journal articles | 2017
    Roughan M; Keating SR; Schaeffer A; Cetina Heredia P; Rocha C; Griffin D; Robertson R; Suthers IM, 2017, 'A tale of two eddies: The biophysical characteristics of two contrasting cyclonic eddies in the East Australian Current System', Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, vol. 122, pp. 2494 - 2518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016JC012241
    Journal articles | 2017
    Schaeffer A; Gramoulle A; Roughan M; Mantovanelli A, 2017, 'Characterizing frontal eddies along the East Australian Current from HF radar observations', Journal Geophysical Research: Oceans, vol. 122, pp. 3964 - 3980, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016JC012171
    Journal articles | 2017
    Schaeffer A; Roughan M, 2017, 'Subsurface intensification of marine heatwaves off southeastern Australia: The role of stratification and local winds', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 44, pp. 5025 - 5033, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2017GL073714
    Journal articles | 2016
    Oke PR; Proctor R; Rosebrock U; Brinkman R; Cahill ML; Coghlan I; Divakaran P; Freeman J; Pattiaratchi C; Roughan M; Sandery PA; Schaeffer A; Wijeratne S, 2016, 'The Marine Virtual Laboratory (version 2.1): Enabling efficient ocean model configuration', Geoscientific Model Development, vol. 9, pp. 3297 - 3307, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-3297-2016
    Journal articles | 2016
    Schaeffer A; Roughan M; Austin T; Everett JD; Griffin D; Hollings B; King E; Mantovanelli A; Milburn S; Pasquer B; Pattiaratchi C; Robertson R; Stanley D; Suthers I; White D, 2016, 'Mean hydrography on the continental shelf from 26 repeat glider deployments along Southeastern Australia', Scientific Data, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2016.70
    Journal articles | 2016
    Schaeffer A; Roughan M; M Jones E; White D, 2016, 'Physical and biogeochemical spatial scales of variability in the East Australian Current separation from shelf glider measurements', Biogeosciences, vol. 13, pp. 1967 - 1975, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1967-2016
    Journal articles | 2016
    Wood JE; Schaeffer A; Roughan M; Tate PM, 2016, 'Seasonal variability in the continental shelf waters off southeastern Australia: Fact or fiction?', Continental Shelf Research, vol. 112, pp. 92 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2015.11.006
    Journal articles | 2015
    Armbrecht LH; Schaeffer A; Roughan M; Armand LK, 2015, 'Interactions between seasonality and oceanic forcing drive the phytoplankton variability in the tropical-temperate transition zone (~30°S) of Eastern Australia', Journal of Marine Systems, vol. 144, pp. 92 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.11.008
    Journal articles | 2015
    Armbrecht LH; Thompson PA; Wright SW; Schaeffer A; Roughan M; Henderiks J; Armand LK, 2015, 'Comparison of the cross-shelf phytoplankton distribution of two oceanographically distinct regions off Australia', Journal of Marine Systems, vol. 148, pp. 26 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2015.02.002
    Journal articles | 2015
    Schaeffer A; Roughan M, 2015, 'Influence of a western boundary current on shelf dynamics and upwelling from repeat glider deployments', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 42, pp. 121 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014GL062260
    Journal articles | 2015
    Schaeffer A; Roughan M; Jones E; White D, 2015, 'Physical and biogeochemical spatial scales of variability in the East Australian Current separation zone from shelf glider measurements', Biogeosciences Discussions, vol. 12, pp. 20101 - 20121, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bgd-12-20101-2015
    Journal articles | 2014
    Armbrecht LH; Roughan M; Rossi V; Schaeffer A; Davies PL; Waite AM; Armand LK, 2014, 'Phytoplankton composition under contrasting oceanographic conditions: Upwelling and downwelling (Eastern Australia)', Continental Shelf Research, vol. 75, pp. 54 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2013.11.024
    Journal articles | 2014
    Rossi V; Schaeffer A; Wood J; Galibert G; Morris B; Sudre J; Roughan M; Waite AM, 2014, 'Seasonality of sporadic physical processes driving temperature and nutrient high-frequency variability in the coastal ocean off southeast Australia', Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, vol. 119, pp. 445 - 460, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013JC009284
    Journal articles | 2014
    Schaeffer A; Roughan M; Morris BD, 2014, 'Corrigendum to Cross-shelf dynamics in a western boundary current regime: Implications for upwelling [J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43, (2013) 1042-1059] DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-12-0177.1', Journal of Physical Oceanography, vol. 44, pp. 2812 - 2813, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-14-0091.1
    Journal articles | 2014
    Schaeffer A; Roughan M; Wood JE, 2014, 'Observed bottom boundary layer transport and uplift on the continental shelf adjacent to a western boundary current', JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS, vol. 119, pp. 4922 - 4939, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013JC009735
    Journal articles | 2013
    Roughan M; Schaeffer A; Kioroglou S, 2013, 'Assessing the design of the NSW-IMOS moored observation array from 2008-2013: Recommendations for the future', OCEANS 2013 MTS/IEEE - San Diego: An Ocean in Common
    Journal articles | 2011
    Garreau P; Garnier V; Schaeffer A, 2011, 'Eddy resolving modelling of the Gulf of Lions and Catalan Sea', Ocean Dynamics, vol. 61, pp. 991 - 1003, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10236-011-0399-2
    Journal articles | 2011
    Schaeffer A; Garreau P; Molcard A; Fraunié P; Seity Y, 2011, 'Influence of high-resolution wind forcing on hydrodynamic modeling of the Gulf of Lions', Ocean Dynamics, vol. 61, pp. 1823 - 1844, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10236-011-0442-3
    Journal articles | 2011
    Schaeffer A; Molcard A; Forget P; Fraunié P; Garreau P, 2011, 'Generation mechanisms for mesoscale eddies in the Gulf of Lions: Radar observation and modeling', Ocean Dynamics, vol. 61, pp. 1587 - 1609, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10236-011-0482-8
    Journal articles |
    Lee D; Schaeffer A; Groeskamp S, 'Drifting Dynamics of the Bluebottle', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/os-2021-39
  • Preprints |
    Oke PR; Proctor R; Rosebrock U; Brinkman R; Cahill ML; Coghlan I; Divakaran P; Freeman J; Pattiaratchi C; Roughan M; Sandery PA; Schaeffer A; Wijeratne S, The Marine Virtual Laboratory: enabling efficient ocean model configuration, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/gmdd-8-9741-2015

Observing, understanding and modelling the oceans is now my job at UNSW Sydney, focusing on the East Australian Current, shelf dynamics, marine heatwaves, and the trajectory of the Bluebottle jellyfish. Every oceanographic study involves a deep understanding of the physics driving the ocean circulation and variability, and mathematical tools are behind each scientific discovery.

More info: http://www.oceanography.unsw.edu.au/ and  https://mathsforearth.com/

MATH1031: Mathematics for Life Science

MATH1041: Statistics for Life Science and Social Science

MATH1131: Mathematics 1A

Topic in Australian Marine Science (Master of Marine Science and Management)