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[Met-jobs] PhD Studentship - King's College London

From "Grimmond, Sue" <sue.grimmond@kcl.ac.uk>
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Date Sun, 26 Feb 2012 22:47:54 +0000

Land Surface Modelling -Agent Based Modelling of Heat, Water and Carbon Exchanges in Cities
Supervisors: Prof Sue Grimmond and Dr Andreas Baas
Urban areas are locations where many people are at enhanced risk to a wide range of environmental hazards. This results in part because of the population density of cities; the location of many urban areas near rivers, coasts etc; and the conditions generated by the cities themselves (e.g., heat stress and poor air quality). The focus of this study is the climate/atmosphere of cities, specifically the effects of the behaviours and actions of those living in cities on key exchanges of water, energy (heat) and carbon. Agent based modelling will be used to develop parameter specifications for a state-of-the-art urban surface-atmosphere exchange model (SUEWS). The linked model will then be used to investigate the impact of human decisions on environmental risks (heat stress and drought in particular) and to consider interventions and strategies for alternative outcomes.

 

One fully-funded NERC PhD-Studentship is available for new 3-year Doctoral Research projects in Earth and Environmental Sciences starting September 2012. Funding covers all tuition fees, a tax-free stipend of approximately £15,590 pa (including London Allowance), and a research support budget of approximately £9,000.

We are looking for motivated students with quantitative skills and a strong interest in Environmental Sciences, with MSc-degree level training in a relevant discipline.

Interested applicants are strongly urged to contact the principal supervisor on a project first for informal discussion and development. Final selection for the studentship will be based on the best partnering of applicant and project.

Application submission deadline:  5pm, Monday 26 March, 2012 

How to Apply:

Interested applicants are strongly urged to contact the principal supervisor on a project first for informal discussion and development. Final selection for the studentship will be based on the best partnering of applicant and project. Applicants should only apply if they meet NERC’s eligibility requirements for fees and maintenance as defined here:
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/postgrad/eligibility.asp
(UK citizens or EU national who have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years)

Applications should consist of a 1-page statement of interest in- and suitability for a specific Doctoral Research project, accompanied by a full CV that includes detailed information on academic qualifications and results. Applications should be sent as one integrated PDF document to: michelle.drew@kcl.ac.uk, by the stated deadline. Informal queries regarding the studentships and the application procedure may be directed at: andreas.baas@kcl.ac.uk.

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/geography/study/phD/nerc-fundedphdstudentships.aspx

 

 

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Professor Sue Grimmond    <Sue.Grimmond@kcl.ac.uk>

King's College London

Environmental Monitoring and Modelling Group

Department of Geography  rm K4U.10

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