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[Met-jobs] PhD Positions at National University of Singapore

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Tue, 8 Oct 2013 08:11:38 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

PhD scholarship funding available in Tropical Environmental Change (TEC)
Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

Theme 4: Understanding human impacts on climate caused by urban development

PhD projects under this research theme investigate the broad question of
how land-use and land cover changes affect local climates with a
particular focus on cities and the role they play in climate change. Our
group uses experimental approaches (observations in the field and
application of numerical climate models) to study various aspects of the
urban climate, including (i.) the development of the urban heat island
(UHI) effect and its consequent impacts on exposure to thermal
discomfort, (ii.) cycling of heat, mass and carbon dioxide as well as
(iii.) fundamental flow and turbulence properties. Our laboratory is
primarily Singapore, an increasingly important hub for urban climate
research in the tropics. Findings from this research are important to
improve our understanding of the physical transfer processes and energy
balance in the urban environment, as well as in assessing the
vulnerability of urban populations towards detrimental impacts of urban
climate change. Applications include the prediction of the exchanges of
energy and moisture at the surface, dispersion of pollutants, cycling of
atmospheric trace species that play a key role in climate change or
human thermal comfort and climate sensitive urban design.

Interested students with strong science backgrounds as well as those
with prior training in atmospheric sciences, climatology or physical
geography are encouraged to apply. The development and completion of own
research agenda, leading to scientific publications is strongly encouraged.

Full information on TEC: <>

Full information on graduate studies:

The QS World University rankings (2013) place National University
Singapore (NUS) in the top 25 universities in the world and number one
in Asia.In the same rankings, the Department of Geography, NUS, is
ranked in the top ten Geography programmes globally.

For further information contact Matthias Roth (
<>) or Winston Chow (
<>) directly.


Matthias ROTH (Dr):: Associate Professor, Department of Geography ::
National University of Singapore :: 1 Arts Link, Kent Ridge, Singapore

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