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[Met-jobs] Fully funded palaeoclimate modelling PhD at University of Leeds

From Daniel Hill <>
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Date Fri, 6 Feb 2015 14:33:17 +0000

Applications are open for a fully funded PhD in palaeoclimate modelling at the 
School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. This project includes 
collaboration with and at least one research trip to the Chinese Academy of 
Sciences, Beijing.

Title: Modelling Ancient Eurasian Seaways and the Onset of the Asian Aridity

Position: Fully funded for 3 years to start in October 2015

Suitable candidates: As a multi-disciplinary project this PhD would be suitable 
for a UK/EU candidate with a background in physical sciences, geology, 
geography, maths, computing etc.

Project Summary: During the Eocene, Oligocene and Miocene (56 - 5 million years 
ago), much of southern and western Eurasia was covered by the Paratethys Sea. 
Coincident with the reduction of the Paratethys is the onset of aridity over 
large areas of central Asia, notably in the southern and western areas of 
China. A series of palaeoclimate model simulations will be run incorporating 
changes in Paratethys configuration, Himalayan and Tibetan mountain uplift and 
greenhouse gases to determine the sensitivity of Asian aridity to 
palaeogeographic changes. These results will be compared to existing and new 
geological records of the onset of Asian aridity.

For more information see: 

Contacts:       Prof. Alan Haywood:
                Dr. Daniel Hill:
                Dr. Zihua Tang:

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