|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|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: <http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/geog/research/tec.html> Full information on graduate studies: <http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/geog/graduates/> 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 (email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) or Winston Chow (email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) directly. ------------------------ Matthias ROTH (Dr):: Associate Professor, Department of Geography :: National University of Singapore :: 1 Arts Link, Kent Ridge, Singapore 117570 http://profile.nus.edu.sg/staff/geomr/
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