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[Met-jobs] Phd at Bristol: Desert dust and ancient oceans: Implications for climate and atmospheric CO2

From Dan Lunt <D.J.Lunt@bristol.ac.uk>
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Cc f.monteiro@bristol.ac.uk
Date Thu, 06 Dec 2012 12:24:43 +0000


Hi all,

The School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol, UK currently has available the following fully funded NERC studentship (with additional CASE contribution of £1000 per year), starting October 2013: "Desert dust and ancient oceans: Implications for climate and atmospheric CO2"

The PhD will involve using and developing climate and biogeochemical models, to simulate and understand the impact of desert dust on the ocean, millions of years in the past.

Desert dust is the main source of the iron which is required by living organisms in the ocean. Insufficient supply of iron limits marine life in large parts of the ocean and reduces the ability of the ocean to regulate atmospheric CO2, and therefore our climate. While there is relatively good knowledge of the role of desert dust in controlling the modern ocean biological pump, it is still unclear what might happen in a warming climate. Examining the past period of the Cretaceous (145 to 65 million years ago) can help, because of its relatively warm climate, which occurred as a result of high atmospheric CO2 at that time.

This project comes with an augmented student stipend consisting of an additional £1000 per year provided by the project CASE partner

For more information, see here:
<http://www.bris.ac.uk/geography/prospective-postgraduates/funded/documents/dl-fm-nerc.pdf>

For details of how to apply (deadline 4th January 2013), see here:
<http://www.bristol.ac.uk/prospectus/postgraduate/2013/apply.html>

For information on other PhDs available in Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol, see here:
<http://www.bris.ac.uk/geography/prospective-postgraduates/funded/>

For eligibility rules for NERC PhDs, see here:
<http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/postgrad/eligibility.asp>

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dan Lunt, on
0117 3317483, or by email: d.j.lunt@bristol.ac.uk
or Fanny Monteiro, on f.monteiro@bristol.ac.uk

cheers,
Dan Lunt


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