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[Met-jobs] PhD position available in Stockholm

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:45:55 +0000

    PhD in "Nonlinearity and midlatitude low-frequency variability"

    Extratropical low-frequency variability is a topic of intensive research
    in many climate research centres because of its importance in understanding
    and improving predictability in weather and climate. The nature of this
    variability is a subject of ongoing debate between two mainstream, namely
    linear vs nonlinear paradigms. Recent research on the jet stream variability
    provides some evidence in support of the nonlinear paradigm in which
    extratropical low-frequency variability can be explained by low-order
    nonlinear dynamics. This entails, in particular, the existence of nonlinear
    circulation regimes, i.e. recurrent and quasi-stationary states of the
    extratropical large-scale flow. There is the possibility that these flow
    regimes may be associated with different states of the midlatitude jet 
    which could provide a key explanation of these circulation or weather 
    This association can enhance the prediction of weather regimes, weather 
    transitions and ultimately may improve weather and climate predictability.

    A PhD student is sought to conduct research on this topic using simple
    and complex mathematical models of the atmosphere. Concepts and methods from
    dynamical system's theory and time series analysis will be used.


    The successful applicant should have a MSc with an upper second class 
honour degree
    or above in mathematics, statistics, physics or atmospheric science. The 
    should show a keen interest in the application of mathematical/statistical 
    to problems in weather and climate. Some experience in Matlab/Fortran 
    is preferable.

Location: Dept of Meteorology, Stockholm University
Closing date: November 20, 2012
Duration: 4 years
Starting date: around new year or soon after.

Application procedure (
The application shall include curriculum vitae, grade summaries, a copy
of examinations,
voluntary references (with fax- and/or email information), and a
description of
the applicants’ motivation and skills that she/he finds applicable for
the project.

Please send your application, marked with Ref No. 102/12 by e-mail to (one PDF-attachment with max. 2MB only including all
or by regular post to
Department of Meteorology
Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm

Further details can be obtained from A. Hannachi

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