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[Met-jobs] PhD Studentship with the Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg and the French National Center for Space Studies (France)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:25:35 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Dynamics of Himalayan Glaciers from 30 years of Earth Observation

The Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg and the French National
Center for Space Studies (CNES) are offering a PhD position to study
Himalayan glaciers using Earth Observation datasets.

Project Outline
Climate warming over the 20th century has caused drastic changes in
mountain glaciers globally, and of the Himalayan glaciers in particular.
Recent controversies around the future of the Himalayan glaciers have
highlighted the need for further studies of the past and present state
of these glaciers. The candidate will use a 30-years archive of Earth
Observation dataset (radar and optical sensors), as well as novel
missions, to construct maps of change in glaciers’ properties and
glaciers’ flow and to link these changes with climate variables.

Governance
The project is funded by the French National Centre for Space Studies
(CNES) for 3 years. The work will be supervised by Noel Gourmelen at the
Institut de Physique du Globe, University of Strasbourg, France and by
Emmanuel Trouvé at the LISTIC, Polytech Annecy-Chambéry, France. The
student will have the opportunity to join a field campaign in the
Himalayas as part of this project.

Required Qualifications
The student should have a master, or equivalent, in fields related to
Geophysics, Earth Sciences, Computer Science, Physics and Glaciology.
Experience in the use of Earth Observation dataset and signal/image
processing will be beneficial.

To Apply
Prospective candidates should contact Noel Gourmelen prior to March
16^th 2012. Final application will have to be made with the CNES by
March 31^st .

Work Environment
For further details about the Institut de Physique du Globe of
Strasbourg please see: <http://eost.unistra.fr/>. For further details
about the National Center for Space Studies (CNES) please see:
<http://www.cnes.fr/web/CNES-en/7114-home-cnes.php>. For further details
about the LISTIC please see: <http://www.listic.univ-savoie.fr>


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Noel Gourmelen

Ecole et Observatoire des Sciences de la Terre (EOST)
Université de Strasbourg
5 rue René Descartes, 67084 Strasbourg, France

p: +33 (0)368850293
f: +33 (0)368850291
e: ngourmelen@unistra.fr <mailto:ngourmelen@unistra.fr>
http://eost.u-strasbg.fr/gourmelen/Home.html




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