Prof Adrian New

Associate Head, Marine Systems Modelling
Marine Systems Modelling
+44 (0)23 8059 6173

I have broad interests in ocean physics and the role of the ocean in climate change. My background covers both idealised and general circulation modelling, as well as direct hydrographic observations at sea. My specific interests appear below. . Large scale ocean circulation and its decadal-timescale variability. . Climate change processes and projections on up to centennial timescales. . Internal waves and related mixing processes.

Committee and Board Memberships: 

Associate Editor for Deep-Sea Research. Co-Chair of Ocean Modelling and Forecasting Group at NOCS. NOCS Research Committee member. NCOF Executive Board member. NEMO Developer’s Committee member. NOCS representative for NCAS (NERC Centres for Atmospheric Sciences)



Holt, Jason; Hyder, Pat; Ashworth, Mike; Harle, James; Hewitt, Helene T.; Liu, Hedong; New, Adrian L.; Pickles, Stephen; Popova, Ekaterina; Allen, J. Icarus; Siddorn, John; Wood, Richard. 2017 Prospects for improving the representation of coastal and shelf seas in global ocean models. Geoscientific Model Development, 10. 499-523.10.5194/gmd-10-499-2017
Freychet, Nicolas; Duchez, Aurelie; Wu, Chi-Hua; Chen, Chao-An; Hsu, Huang-Hsiung; Hirschi, Joel; Forryan, Alex; Sinha, Bablu; New, Adrian L.; Graham, Tim; Andrews, Martin B.; Tu, Chia-Ying; Lin, Shian-Jiann. 2017 Variability of hydrological extreme events in East Asia and their dynamical control: a comparison between observations and two high-resolution global climate models. Climate Dynamics, 48 (3). 745-766.10.1007/s00382-016-3108-5
Hewitt, Helene T.; Roberts, Malcolm J.; Hyder, Pat; Graham, Tim; Rae, Jamie; Belcher, Stephen E.; Bourdallé-Badie, Romain; Copsey, Dan; Coward, Andrew; Guiavarch, Catherine; Harris, Chris; Hill, Richard; Hirschi, Joël J.-M.; Madec, Gurvan; Mizielinski, Matthew S.; Neininger, Erica; New, Adrian L.; Rioual, Jean-Christophe; Sinha, Bablu; Storkey, David; Shelly, Ann; Thorpe, Livia; Wood, Richard A.. 2016 The impact of resolving the Rossby radius at mid-latitudes in the ocean: results from a high-resolution version of the Met Office GC2 coupled model. Geoscientific Model Development, 9 (10). 3655-3670.10.5194/gmd-9-3655-2016
New, A.L.; Magalhaes, J.M.; da Silva, J.C.B.. 2013 Internal solitary waves on the Saya de Malha bank of the Mascarene Plateau: SAR observations and interpretation. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 79. 50-61.10.1016/j.dsr.2013.05.008
Magalhaes, J.M.; da Silva, J.C.B.; Batista, M.; Gostiaux, L.; Gerkema, T.; New, A.L.; Jeans, D.R.G.. 2013 On the detectability of internal waves by an imaging lidar. Geophysical Research Letters, 40 (13). 3429-3434.10.1002/grl.50669
Persechino, A.; Marsh, R.; Sinha, B.; Megann, A.P.; Blaker, A.T.; New, A.L.. 2012 Decadal-timescale changes of the Atlantic overturning circulation and climate in a coupled climate model with a hybrid-coordinate ocean component. Climate Dynamics, 39 (3-4). 1021-1042.10.1007/s00382-012-1432-y
Zuo, Hao; Naveira Garabato, Alberto C.; New, Adrian L.; Oschlies, Andreas. 2012 Mechanisms of subantarctic mode water upwelling in a hybrid-coordinate global GCM. Ocean Modelling, 45-46. 59-80.10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.12.006
da Silva, J.C.B.; New, A.L.; Magalhaes, J.M.. 2011 On the structure and propagation of internal solitary waves generated at the Mascarene Plateau in the Indian Ocean. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 58 (3). 229-240.10.1016/j.dsr.2010.12.003
Grist, Jeremy P.; Josey, Simon A.; Marsh, Robert; Good, Simon A.; Coward, Andrew C.; de Cuevas, Beverly A.; Alderson, Steven G.; New, Adrian L.; Madec, Gurvan. 2010 The roles of surface heat flux and ocean heat transport convergence in determining Atlantic Ocean temperature variability. Ocean Dynamics, 60 (4). 771-790.10.1007/s10236-010-0292-4
Megann, A.P.; New, A.L.; Blaker, A.T.; Sinha, B.. 2010 The sensitivity of a coupled climate model to its ocean component. Journal of Climate, 23 (19). 5126-5150.10.1175/2010JCLI3394.1
Shaffrey, L.C.; Norton, W.A.; Vidale, P.L.; Demory, M.E.; Donners, J.; Cole, J.W.; Wilson, S.S.; Slingo, J.M.; Steenman-Clark, L.; Stevens, I.; Stevens, D.P.; Roberts, M.J.; Clayton, A.; Johns, T.C.; Martin, G.M.; Harle, J.D.; New, A.L.; Jrrar, A.; Connolley, W.M.; King, J.C.; Woodage, J.; Slingo, A.; Clark, D.B.; Davies, T.M.; Iwi, A.M.. 2009 UK-HiGEM: The New U.K. High Resolution Global Environment Model - Model description and basic evaluation. Journal of Climate, 22 (8). 1861-1896.10.1175/2008JCLI2508.1
da Silva, J.C.B.; New, A.L.; Magalhaes, J.M.. 2009 Internal solitary waves in the Mozambique Channel: Observations and interpretation. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114 (C5). C05001.10.1029/2008JC005125
Da Silva, J.C.B.; New, A.L.; Azevedo, A.. 2007 On the role of SAR for observing 'local generation' of internal solitary waves off the Iberian Peninsula. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 33 (5). 388-403.
New, A.L.; Alderson, S.G.; Smeed, D.A.; Stansfield, K.L.. 2007 On the circulation of water masses across the Mascarene Plateau in the South Indian Ocean. Deep-Sea Research I, 54 (1). 42-74.10.1016/j.dsr.2006.08.016
Azevedo, A.; da Silva, J.C.B.; New, A.L.. 2006 On the generation and propagation of internal solitary waves in the southern Bay of Biscay. Deep-Sea Research I, 53 (6). 927-941.10.1016/j.dsr.2006.01.013
New, A.L.; Stansfield, K.; Smythe-Wright, D.; Smeed, D.A.; Evans, A.J.; Alderson, S.G.. 2005 Physical and biochemical aspects of the flow across the Mascarene Plateau in the Indian Ocean. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A, 363 (1826). 151-168.10.1098/rsta.2004.1484
Smythe-Wright, D.; Boswell, S.M.; Lucas, C.H.; New, A.L.; Varney, M.S.. 2005 Halocarbon and dimethyl sulphide production around the Mascarene Plateau. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A, 363 (1826). 169-185.10.1098/rsta.2004.1485
Smeed, D.A.; New, A.L.; Alderson, S.G.; Stansfield, K.L.. 2003 Internal tides and mixing in the Indian Ocean (abstract of paper to be presented at: AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting, 26-30 January 2004, Portland, Oregon). EOS: Transactions American Geophysical Union, 84 (52, Supplement). OS39.
Da Silva, J.C.B.; New, A.L.; Srokosz, M.A.; Smyth, T.J.. 2002 On the observability of internal tidal waves in remotely-sensed ocean colour data. Geophysical Research Letters, 29 (12). Art 1569-[4pp].10.1029/2001GL013888
New, A.L.; Da Silva, J.C.B.. 2002 Remote-sensing evidence for the local generation of internal soliton packets in the central Bay of Biscay. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 49 (5). 915-934.10.1016/S0967-0637(01)00082-6
New, A.L.; Barnard, S.; Herrmann, P.; Molines, J.-M.. 2001 On the origin and pathway of the saline inflow to the Nordic Seas: insights from models. Progress in Oceanography, 48 (2/3). 255-287.10.1016/S0079-6611(01)00007-6
New, A.L.; Jia, Y.; Coulibaly, M.; Dengg, J.. 2001 On the role of the Azores Current in the ventilation of the North Atlantic Ocean. Progress in Oceanography, 48 (2-3). 163-194.10.1016/S0079-6611(01)00004-0
New, A.L.; Smythe-Wright, D.. 2001 Aspects of the circulation in the Rockall Trough. Continental Shelf Research, 21 (8/10). 777-810.10.1016/S0278-4343(00)00113-8
Willebrand, Jürgen; Barnier, Bernard; Böning, Claus; Dieterich, Christian; Killworth, Peter D.; Le Provost, Christian; Jia, Yanli; Molines, Jean-Marc; New, Adrian L.. 2001 Circulation characteristics in three eddy-permitting models of the North Atlantic. Progress in Oceanography, 48 (2/3). 123-161.10.1016/S0079-6611(01)00003-9
Marsh, R.; Nurser, A.J.G.; Megann, A.P.; New, A.L.. 2000 Water mass transformation in the Southern Ocean of a global isopycnal coordinate GCM. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 30 (5). 1013-1045.10.1175/1520-0485(2000)030<1013:WMTITS>2.0.CO;2


Holt, Jason; New, Adrian; Liu, Hedong; Coward, Andrew; Pickles, Stephen; Ashworth, Mike. 2013 Next generation ocean dynamical core roadmap project: summary and recommendations. Report for the NERC Ocean Roadmap exercise. Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 8pp. (UNSPECIFIED)
Holt, Jason; New, Adrian; Liu, Hedong; Coward, Andrew; Pickles, Stephen; Ashworth, Mike. 2013 Next generation ocean dynamical core roadmap project: final report. Report for the NERC Ocean Roadmap exercise. Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 39pp. (UNSPECIFIED)
New, A.L.. 2003 RRS Charles Darwin Cruise 141, 01 Jun-11 Jul 2002. Satellite Calibration and Interior Physics of the Indian Ocean: SCIPIO. Southampton, UK, Southampton Oceanography Centre, 92pp. (Southampton Oceanography Centre Cruise Report 41)

Book section

Azevedo, A.; Correia, S.; da Silva, J.C.B.; New, A.L.. 2004 Hot-spots of internal wave activity off Iberia revealed by multisensor remote sensing satellite observations - SPOTIWAVE. In: Lacoste, H., (ed.)Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR, Svalbard, Norway, 8-12 Sep 2003. Noordwijk, Netherlands, European Space Agency, 125-132. (ESA Special Publication, SP-565).