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[Met-jobs] NERC CASE PhD Studentship at the University of Birmingham (UK)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:01:56 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

A NERC CASE PhD studentship in urban heat island modelling

A NERC-funded CASE PhD studentship is available starting October 2013
for 3.5 years in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental
Sciences, University of Birmingham (UoB). This project builds upon the
existing partnership between the University and Birmingham City Council
(BCC, the CASE partner), and in particular, the successfully completed
project BUCCANEER (Birmingham Urban Climate Change Adaptation with
Neighbourhood Estimates of Environmental Risk). This PhD studentship
aims to develop a generic methodology of correcting the urban heat
island (UHI) patterns from a local-equilibrium UHI model (e.g. the
BUCCANEER model) by incorporating wind advection simulated from a 3D
meteorological model. The student will work in a vibrant group of
researchers in the area of urban climate modelling and observation at
UoB and will be trained to gain multi-disciplinary expertise and skills
in the areas of urban weather/climate modelling. The student will also
enhance their personal skills through 6 months training at BCC on
knowledge of risk assessment & adaptation procedure within
decision-making body, managerial skills, and leadership skills. The
scientific output of the generic methodology is transferrable to other
cities and other models of the similar kind. The output of the project
will be delivered to Birmingham City Council (BCC, the CASE partner) for
the purpose of risk assessment, climate change adaptation, and strategic
planning.

Candidates should (or expect to) hold a good Master’s degree in natural
sciences (preferably in meteorology, physics, physical geography or
applied maths) or engineering. Background in other relevant areas may
also be considered. Candidates should be interested in atmospheric
modelling, micrometeorology, or urban climate, or keen to learn about
these areas. Preferably experience in these aspects is advantageous but
not required.

Candidates must meet the requirement of the UK residence eligibility.
Please check the NERC website or contact us if you are unsure of your
eligibility.

Applicationsmust be made online at
<https://pga.bham.ac.uk/lpages/LES030.htm>. You should choose “PhD in
Department of Environmental Health and Risk Management Full-time
Research 2013/14”. The most promising candidates will be invited for
interview.

Closing date: 30 May 2013 in the first instance. Applications will be
accepted until the position has been filled.

Enquiry: Dr Xiaoming Cai at 0121-4145533, or email at x.cai@bham.ac.uk
<mailto:x.cai@bham.ac.uk>.



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