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[Met-jobs] PhD Studentship: Variability and turbulence influence in the Channel - Bay of Biscay from a climate modeling

From Frederic VANDERMEIRSCH <Frederic.Vandermeirsch@ifremer.fr>
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Date Wed, 22 Jun 2011 16:57:08 +0200

IFREMER – French Research Institute
for Exploration of the Sea

PhD Studentship: Variability and turbulence influence in the Channel - Bay of Biscay from a climate modeling

Abstract
The proposed project involves analyzing the climate variability of the Channel-Bay of Biscay over the last 50 years based on a MARS3D model. The first part of the study will evaluate the variability of the system itself on one hand, and the climate trend (imposed by forcing) on the other. This assessment will be made with reference to satellite and in situ measurements, the inter-annual climatology and known mechanisms in the study area. In a second part, the turbulence influence on the energy balances of the dynamics of the Bay of Biscay will be examined in simplified simulations of a 20 year period at different resolutions: are the mean circulation and spatial variability fundamentally changed by a better frontogenesis?

Keywords
Variability, circulation, climate, turbulence, nonlinear balance, resolution, Bay of Biscay, modeling.

Required competence(s)
The candidate must be experienced in physical oceanography and in numerical modelling.

Supervisors: Prof. Bach Lien Hua (http://wwz.ifremer.fr/lpo) and Dr. Frédéric Vandermeirsch (http://wwz.ifremer.fr/dyneco/)

Further details can be obtained by e-mail to Frederic.Vandermeirsch@ifremer.fr or by post to Frederic Vandermeirsch IFREMER - BP 70 - 29280 PLOUZANE – FRANCE

The application deadline is 8 July 2011 and the application must be made through:
http://wwz.ifremer.fr/institut/L-institut/Actualites/Scientifique/Bourses-de-theses-2011-2012



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