|From||Chris Westbrook <email@example.com>|
|Date||Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:05:36 +0100|
We are looking for a candidate with a strong academic background
in a physical or mathematical science for a PhD on "Fast,
approximate methods for electromagnetic wave scattering by
complex ice crystals and snowflakes."|
The project is supervised by Dr Chris Westbrook (Department of Meteorology) and Dr Andrea Moiola (Department of Mathematics and Statistics) at the University of Reading, and also involves Dr Anthony Baran from the Met Office as a project partner.
Brief overview: Clouds are the biggest uncertainty in the climate system. There is a great deal of interest and investment in the use of millimetre and sub-mm wavelength electromagnetic waves to determine the properties of cloud particles, such as ice crystals. But the interpretation of these measurements is limited by our lack of understanding about how such waves interact with the crystals. The aim of the proposed studentship is to develop a new, approximate theory for electromagnetic wave scattering by ice crystals. We want to develop a method which captures all of the necessary physics, but no more, leading to a method which is computationally cheap, but numerically accurate. This PhD is an interdisciplinary project between Meteorology and Mathematics, and the student will join vibrant research groups in both departments.
For more details on the project, click here: http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/pg-research/EPSRC_competition_Westbrook_advert.pdf
To apply for this studentship see http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/pg-research/pgrapplications.html
Funding: this project is one of two at Reading proposed for EPSRC funding. The choice of which project will be funded is down to the strength of the student attracted. The EPSRC grant would cover tuition fees + a maintainence grant [see http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/eligibility/ for full details of eligibility]
We welcome informal enquiries about the project, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
-- Chris Westbrook Department of Meteorology Lecturer in Meteorology University of Reading Earley Gate Lyle 502 PO Box 243 Tel (0118) 378 5570 Reading, RG6 6BB .
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