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[Met-jobs] Climate and Railways PhD Opportunity

From Lee Chapman <>
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Date Tue, 1 Jul 2014 15:52:39 +0000

A fully funded PhD studentship opportunity is available in the School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham to investigate high resolution leaf fall monitoring and low adhesion forecasting using hemispherical NIR imagery.  This project will produce a scientifically robust method to monitor leaf canopies at a high spatial and temporal resolution from trains.  It seeks to quantify differences in the spectral reflectance of trees as they move from a full canopy to bare tree.  This will enable the quantification of the amount of leaves falling on a daily basis which will be used to improve parameterisations in the Met Office leaf fall forecast model. 


This applied project will suit a Geography / Environmental Science / Civil Engineering graduate with a background in Remote Sensing, Climatology or Ecology.  If this sounds like it could be you, then feel free to drop me a line for an informal chat.

You will join a large (and growing!) research team of doctoral research students and post-docs based within the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research & Education. 


   Dr Lee Chapman

   Reader in Climate Resilience

a: School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences

   College of Life and Environmental Sciences

   University of Birmingham

   B15 2TT, UK



t: ++44 (0)121 414 7435


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