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[Met-jobs] Two funded PhD positions at the University of Southampton

From "Czerski H." <H.Czerski@soton.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Wed, 29 May 2013 14:27:24 +0000

We have two PhD positions available as part of a NERC-funded project to study 
air-sea gas transfer.

Project 1: Combining oceanography with a complex systems science approach to 
study air-sea gas and particle fluxes.
The air-sea boundary is a crucial part of our climate and weather system.  
Gases and particles are constantly exchanged between the atmosphere and the 
ocean, and these exchanges depend on many interacting factors (for example, 
wind speed, water temperature and biological activity). This project is offered 
in collaboration with the Institute for Complex Systems Science at Southamtpon. 
The successful applicant will have a strong maths or physics background. This 
project provides the opportunity to develop a multidisciplinary set of skills, 
and a strong foundation for continuing a career in this field in the future.

Project 2: Developing a computer model that describes the effect of ocean 
bubbles on the exchange of gas and particles between the atmosphere and the 
ocean.
The bubbles formed by breaking waves have an important influence on oceanic and 
atmospheric chemistry, and an understanding of these exchanges is necessary to 
build robust climate models.  The ideal candidate would have a background in 
physics, computer science, or general modeling of physical systems and an 
interest in the ocean (although previous experience in this area is not 
necessary).  The student will be joining a team with a mixture of theoretical, 
laboratory and ocean-measurement expertise, and this is a great opportunity to 
work in an interdisciplinary environment with an important practical 
application. There will be the opportunity to join a research cruise in the 
North Atlantic as part of this project.

More information about the overall NERC project, and  the pages for the 
projects on findaphd  (with links to the application pages) can be found here:

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/research/projects/turbulent_exchange_aerosols_bubbles_and_gases.page?

If you have any specific questions, please contact Helen Czerski 
(h.czerski@soton.ac.uk<mailto:h.czerski@soton.ac.uk>)



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