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[Met-jobs] PhD Opportunities at the University of Edinburgh (UK)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:12:41 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Dear Colleagues,

Please find below a number of potential fully NERC-funded Ph.D. projects
offered by the Cryosphere Group (
within the University of of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences. Further
details on the projects can be found through the associated links.

These studentships are available through the Edinburgh Earth and
Environment (E3) NERC Doctoral Training Partnership. Under this scheme
UK citizens are eligible for fees and maintenance grant, EU citizens for
fees-only unless they have lived in the UK for 3 years. We welcome all
enquiries as alternative funding sources may be available.

Instructions on how to apply can be found at

Please note the application deadline of 23 January 2015.

If you are interested in a particular project, we encourage you to
contact the supervisor (contact info is given in the project link). More
information on the E3 DTP is available at


Characterisation of subglacial hydrology in Svalbard using ground-based
radar (CASE-supported)
Supervisors: Dr. Nicholas Hulton, Dr. Antonis Giannopoulos (School of
Engineering), Prof. Andrew Curtis

Controls on Himalayan glacier changes
Supervisors: Dr. Noel Gourmelen, Prof. Peter Nienow, Dr. Daniel
Goldberg, Prof. Alan McDonald (British Geological Survey)

Controls on ice discharge from the Greenland Ice Sheet
Supervisors: Dr. Noel Gourmelen, Prof. Peter Nienow

Formation of sub-ice-shelf channels and their impact on ice-shelf flow
and stability
Dr. Daniel Goldberg, Dr. James Maddison, Dr. Robert Bingham

Investigating controls on iceberg submarine melt rates in Greenland’s fjords
Supervisors: Prof. Pete Nienow, Dr. Noel Gourmelen, Dr. Andrew Sole
(Sheffield) and Dr. Tom Cowton (Sheffield)

Investigating the timing, extent and significance of Quaternary
glaciations in Patagonia
Dr. Andrew Hein, Dr. Nicholas Hulton

Quantifying the geological influence on the roughness of Quaternary
ice-sheet beds (CASE-funded with British Geological Survey)
Dr. Robert Bingham, Dr. Maarten Krabbendam (British Geological Survey),
Dr. Simon Mudd

Vegetation and nutrient dynamics in a warming Arctic
Dr. Richard Essery, Dr. Isla Myers-Smith, Dr. Helen Kettle (BIOSS)

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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