|From||Daniel Hill <D.J.Hill@leeds.ac.uk>|
|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: <http://www.nercdtp.leeds.ac.uk/projects/index.php?id=237> Contacts: Prof. Alan Haywood: email@example.com Dr. Daniel Hill: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Zihua Tang: email@example.com
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