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[Met-jobs] PhD Studententship: Modelling Arctic Climate Variability, with BAS and University of Cambridge

From "Hosking, Scott" <>
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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 

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 

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 
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

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 Please 
reference number AP1

Closing date for applications is 28th February 2013.

For more information:

Dr J. Scott Hosking
British Antarctic Survey
Cambridge Centre for Climate Science
Cambridge, UK

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