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[Met-jobs] PhD with Met Office CASE award: Atmospheric composition over the UK and effect of air quality controls

From Ruth Doherty <ruth.doherty@ed.ac.uk>
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Date Sun, 13 Jan 2013 16:03:44 +0000

Please do circulate this PhD advert to your students, the application deadline is Feb 1st.

NERC quota PhD studentship with a CASE award from the UK Met Office. Note: Full funding is available for UK students only.

Title: Atmospheric composition over the UK and effect of air quality controls

Supervisors: Ruth Doherty (ruth.doherty@ed.ac.uk) University of Edinburgh, Fiona O’Connor (fiona.oconnor@metoffice.gov.uk) UK Met Office, David Stevenson and Mat Heal University of Edinburgh

Project: Air pollution is the environmental factor with the greatest impact on human health in Europe. Existing air quality standards focus on each air pollutant separately, to the extent that policy action to limit one pollutant can sometimes lead to increases in another. The project aims to simulate atmospheric composition for present-day and for future scenarios with the UKCA state-of-the-art and widely supported community chemistry-climate model with a focus on nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3) and especially particulate matter (PM). The overall aim is to devise emission control strategies that target emissions by sector and/or species with the greatest overall potential health benefits. The studentship will complement work to be undertaken as part of a major interdisciplinary NERC project investigating the health impacts of multi-pollutants across the UK (NERC Environmental Exposure & Health Initiative).

The project offers the exciting opportunity to spend time at the UK Met Office/Hadley Centre in Exeter and will be based at the University of Edinburgh.

We encourage UK students with a quantitative background in the physical sciences ( e.g physics, chemistry, maths) to apply. For a more detailed project description see:
http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/postgraduate/PhD/getDocument?SerialNo=771
Please e-mail Ruth Doherty or Fiona O'Connor if you are interested and for any questions. Again, note the upcoming deadline of Feb 1st.

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