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[Met-jobs] PhD CASE award at the University of Leeds

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Date Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:36:25 +0000

PhD CASE award at the University of Leeds


Regional prediction of rainfall changes - an energy budget approach


A NERC fully funded PhD CASE Award at the University of Leeds in collaboration with the Met Office, available immediately.

Application Deadline: 7 June 2013


This fully-funded award is available from October 2013 (or before) for a UK/EU candidate. It is based at the University of Leeds in one of the foremost climate change research groups in the country and supported by the Met Office. 

Supervisors: Professor Piers Forster, Professor Douglas Parker with Dr Timothy Andrews (Met Office)

The award: pays all fees, lab and travel costs; pays a tax-free stipend of £13,726 annually. As part of the CASE award the student receives an additional £1,500 each year from the Met Office, plus £1,250 on completion of the thesis.


Research aims:  To extend the energy budget understanding and approach to regional changes, combining with weather-based process studies and to develop a new theory for understanding how we might expect local precipitation to change in the future.

Potential for high impact outcome: This PhD addresses arguably one of the biggest uncertainties in climate change. By developing new theory as well as running and analysing state of the art climate model results, it will have the potential to have a major effect on climate science.

Informal enquiries to:


Requirements: A good first degree (1 or high 2i), or a good Masters degree in a physical or mathematical discipline, such as mathematics, physics, geophysics, engineering or meteorology. Experience with computing under a Linux operating system is of advantage.

For further information see:



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