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[Met-jobs] PhD Project at Brunel University-London (UK)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Thu, 16 Jan 2014 09:12:23 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The Queen’s Anniversary Prize winning Institute for the Environment at
Brunel University, London, is offering an innovative PhD project on
Climate Change and Aviation via the NERC London Doctoral Training

Project Description:

Optimisation of aircraft design and operations for climate impact reduction

The future of air travel is likely to be turbulent and uncertain. This
project will address this important issue by investigating the climate
change impacts from and on aircraft at transatlantic cruise altitudes.

This will be achieved by using innovative techniques from climate
science, contrail cloud physics, aerospace engineering and economics. We
will also consider how these effects can be efficiently minimised
through aircraft design and operations. To achieve this you will be
using the latest suite of climate projections (CMIP5).

You will also use the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model to
investigate these future climates in more depth and then apply your
findings to a contrail model to bring new understanding to the uncertain
relationship between contrails and climate. You will collaborate with
atmospheric scientists and aerospace engineers to interpret the results
for industrial impact. The project will be jointly supervised between
the Institute for the Environment and Brunel’s Aerospace Engineering group.

Suitable candidates should have a first degree in physics, mathematics,
or a closely related physical or environmental science.

Applicants should apply via the NERC London DTP website:


The NERC DTP studentships are available to UK nationals and other EU
nationals that have resided in the UK for three years prior to
commencing the studentship. If you meet this criteria, funding will be
provided for tuition fees and stipend. If you are a citizen of a EU
member state you will eligible for a fees-only award.

More information about the Institute for the Environment can be found at:


The deadline for applications is 9.00am on Monday 17th February 2014

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Andrew Russell

Dr. Andrew Russell,
Programme Director: MSc in Climate Change Impacts and Sustainability,
Institute for the Environment,
Brunel University,
UB8 3PH.

Tweet: @dr_andy_russell
MSc in Climate Change Impacts and Sustainability:

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