Oct 04, 2022 7:00 PM
Michael Asten. Via Zoom
Climate Cycles: What they tell and foretell about global temperatures.


Michael Asten is a Professor of geophysics, now retired after 23 years in School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment, Monash University, Melbourne.  Prior to that he was a Senior Principal Geophysicist in BHP with 18 years experience in world-wide programs of research and practice of methods for the search for new mineral resources. He is a past-President of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and served a recent three-year term as the Australian Geoscience Council representative on the Australian Academy of Sciences UNCOVER Committee.  In 2021 he served as an Expert Reviewer for the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report on climate change. He has published 214 scientific papers and has various research awards from the Australian SEG, BHP and CSIRO for innovations in electromagnetic, airborne gravity gradient and passive seismic methods in applied geophysics.  Using time-series analysis methods from past work he has also been researching for nine years the role of natural cycles in centennial and millennial global climate change; this work has been subject of nine papers at international conferences, the latest being the European Geophysical Union in Vienna, May 2022.