[Met-jobs] PhD CASE studentship in aerosol radiation interactions, University of Exeter
A fully funded PhD studentship in optical instrumentation, atmospheric aerosols and radiative transfer is available at the University of Exeter, with industrial CASE sponsorship from the Met Office.
The project will focus on improving the representation of aerosol direct-radiation interactions in global climate models through a combination of laboratory, observational and modelling activities. The successful
candidate will contribute to the development and testing a new state-of-the-art instrument for aerosol optical property measurements on the NERC/Met Office BAe146 research aircraft (www.faam.ac.uk).
He/she will deploy the instrument during focussed measurement campaigns in the UK and internationally and use resulting data in conjunction with radiative transfer modelling to test the consistency between measured and modelled spectral flux data in the presence
of partially-absorbing aerosol. This work will be used to improve the representation of aerosol-radiation interactions in atmospheric models used for climate prediction.
Primary supervisors: Professor Jim Haywood (University of Exeter), Dr Justin Langridge (Met Office)
Secondary supervisor: Professor Bill Barnes (University of Exeter)
Application criteria: Applicants should have or expect to achieve at least a 1st or 2:1 BSc degree or equivalent in physics, chemistry, engineering or similar numerate subject with a strong practical component.
The candidate should have an interest in instrumentation, atmospheric physics, optics and/or climate. Suitable taught courses at Masters level will be provided. The candidate will be expected to travel widely within the UK and internationally both for measurement
campaigns and for presentation of results at national and international conferences.
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