Mr Gabriel Pontes
Postdoctoral Fellow

Mr Gabriel Pontes

Climate Change Research Centre

I am a research scientist at the Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) and the Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Sciences (ACEAS) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

My work resolves around the oceans' role in the climate system, how oceans had been affected by ice sheets, carbon dioxide and solar radiation in the past and what we can learn from that to inform the future of the oceans. To achieve this I perform simulations with global climate Recently, I've been focusing on the ocean's response to ice sheet melting and how it impacts global and regional climate.

I have a wide range of research interest including:

  • Oceanic and atmospheric teleconnections between tropical and polar regions
  • Factors affecting High Latitude Southern Hemisphere Climate
  • The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC)
  • Modes of climate variability. In particular, the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO)
  • The impact of high latitudes changes on tropical rainfall
Climate Change Research Centre Mathews Building level 4, UNSW, Kensington 2052
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Sen Gupta A; Stellema A; Pontes GM; Taschetto AS; Vergés A; Rossi V, 2021, 'Future changes to the upper ocean Western Boundary Currents across two generations of climate models', Scientific Reports, vol. 11,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Pontes GM; Wainer I; Taschetto AS; Sen Gupta A; Abe-Ouchi A; Brady EC; Chan WL; Chandan D; Contoux C; Feng R; Hunter SJ; Kame Y; Lohmann G; Otto-Bliesner BL; Peltier WR; Stepanek C; Tindall J; Tan N; Zhang Q; Zhang Z, 2020, 'Drier tropical and subtropical Southern Hemisphere in the mid-Pliocene Warm Period', Scientific Reports, vol. 10,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Pontes GM; Sen Gupta A; Taschetto AS, 2016, 'Projected changes to South Atlantic boundary currents and confluence region in the CMIP5 models: The role of wind and deep ocean changes', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 11,

Fellowships and Scholarships

  • 2022, Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Sciences Post-doctoral Fellowship
  • 2022, Post-doctoral Fellowship from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP-Brazil)
  • 2016 - 2021, PhD Scholarships from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP-Brazil)