|From||"Hosking, Scott" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:46:53 +0000|
PhD Studentship: Modelling the links between Atlantic tropical cyclones and Arctic climate variability Supervisors: Dr Scott Hosking (BAS), Dr Peter Braesicke (University of Cambridge) The dramatic decrease in Arctic sea ice over the past few decades is a clear indicator of climate change. Recent studies have suggested that the Arctic climate variability is linked to remote influences, including teleconnection patterns associated with Atlantic tropical cyclones. However, the physical processes through which this occurs, their representation in coupled climate models, and their role within the whole Earth System, are as yet poorly understood. This proposed study will use climate model experiments to investigate the influence of Atlantic tropical cyclones on the Arctic climate. The objectives are to: (i) quantify the influence and timescale of Atlantic tropical variability on key meteorological parameters in the Arctic, (ii) explain how remote processes are responsible for Arctic climate variability, and (iii) diagnose the representation of these processes in climate models. Excellent training will be provided by both BAS and the University of Cambridge including: data analysis; running the UK Met Office HadGEM3-A climate model; and attending lectures, workshops and summer schools. The studentship will be based at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) in Cambridge, the doctorate will be awarded by the University of Cambridge. Applicants should hold or expect to gain an upper-second class undergraduate degree in Physics, Mathematics, Meteorology, or any other numerate subject. Salary: The studentship is expected to last 3.5 years from October 2013. Stipend for 2012/2013 was £13,590 p.a. For eligibility go to www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/postgrad/eligibility.asp Applications should be addressed to Dr Scott Hosking, include a covering letter, full CV and the e-mail addresses of two referees and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference number AP1 Closing date for applications is 28th February 2013. For more information: http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/employment/vacancies/job.php?JobID=793 -- Dr J. Scott Hosking British Antarctic Survey Cambridge Centre for Climate Science Cambridge, UK http://www.bas.ac.uk/profile/scotthosking -- This message (and any attachments) is for the recipient only. NERC is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the contents of this email and any reply you make may be disclosed by NERC unless it is exempt from release under the Act. Any material supplied to NERC may be stored in an electronic records management system.
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