|From||"Roger Brugge" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Thu, 8 Nov 2012 08:51:50 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... The following opportunity is currently advertised at the University of Birmingham for PhD study: What spatial resolution do we need for an urban network of air temperature sensors? In 2010, NERC invested £700k to fund a demonstration network consisting of over 30 weather stations and 250 air temperature sites to measure and monitor the spatial extent of the urban heat island in Birmingham. The end result will be a heavily ‘sensored’ city and indeed, a unique urban climate laboratory. This PhD will be one of the first to use the data from this exercise and will investigate the overall success of the deployment strategy. A range of techniques will be used to identify redundancy or gaps in the coverage leading to recommendations for future deployment in other urban areas. The overall aim of this project is to assess whether the deployment strategy used by BUCL is successful and follows on from similar work already completed for the road weather sector (see Hammond et al, 2010). Once instrumentation has been deployed, it will be possible to use techniques to identify any redundancies / gaps in the network. The aim will be met by the following objectives: 1. Identification of redundancy in the networks by comparing pairs of samples of climate data 2. Identification of gaps in the network by investigating urban climate zones (e.g. Stewart & Oke, 2012). This will be achieved by using new primary data collected by transect techniques and / or satellite imagery. 3. Provide an optimised deployment strategy to cover the entire West Midlands conurbation. 4. Contribute towards a new protocol for future deployments Applicants should apply via <http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/courses/postgraduate/reseach/gees/environmental-sci-risk-mgt.aspx> and click on ‘Apply now’ and choose the option ‘PhD in Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management’ and give the PhD title in the ‘Funding details’ section of the online application. Dr Lee Chapman Senior Lecturer in Applied Meteorology and Climatology a: School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences College of Life and Environmental Sciences University of Birmingham B15 2TT, UK e: firstname.lastname@example.org w: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/gees/chapman-lee.aspx t: ++44 (0)121 414 7435 f: ++44 (0)121 414 5528 The contents of this e-mail may be privileged and are confidential. It may not be disclosed, used, or copied in any way by anyone other than the addressee. If received in error please notify the sender then delete it from your system. Should you communicate with the sender by e-mail, you consent to The University of Birmingham monitoring and reading any such correspondence.
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