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[Met-jobs] PhD in atmospheric composition in magacities

From Ruth Doherty <ruth.doherty@ed.ac.uk>
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Date Fri, 08 May 2015 16:44:43 +0100

A PhD position is available NOW on the topic of "Atmospheric Composition in Two Contrasting Megacities"

 Dr. Ruth Doherty (University of Edinburgh), Dr. David Carruthers (CERC), Dr Massimo vieno (CEH), Prof.David Stevenson (University of Edinburgh)

Air pollution is an environmental factor that has huge impact on human health globally, especially in densely populated Megacities. Air quality in a megacity is influenced by the regional background of pollution entering the region as well as local emissions. The aim of this project is to use an coupled regional and urban atmospheric chemistry transport model to study air pollution in two megacities: London and Beijing and determine the different processes that control their air pollution levels. Key research questions focussing on urban processes may include:
1.    Does greater chemical complexity improve simulated air quality?
2.    To what extent is regional transport of air pollution important during different seasons in these two megacities?
3.    How do elevated pollution levels affect boundary layer meteorology and in turn mixing and chemistry in these two megacities?
4.    How might future growth in these megacities impact air quality?

For further details see:
http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/postgraduate/PhD/getDocument?SerialNo=977

The project for 2015-16 entry is funded under the Edinburgh Earth and Environment Doctoral Training Partnership E3 Doctoral Training Programme with additional CASE support from CERC.  Projects are currently available for full NERC studentship funding which is competitive by interview AND AVAILABLE ONLY TO UK citizens and to EU citizens who have worked or studied in the UK for the previous 3 years.

PLEASE NOTE: There are only a few DTP places available so please contact Ruth Doherty (ruth.doherty@ed.ac.uk) or David Carruthers (David.Carruthers@cerc.co.uk) ASAP if interested and/or apply online at (you'll find an apply here next to the project which is part-way down this page:
http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/geosciences/postgraduate/phd/programmes-supervisors/physical-sciences/e3-phd-projects
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Dr Ruth Doherty
Reader in Atmospheric Sciences,
School of GeoSciences,
University of Edinburgh,
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Alexander Crum Brown Road
Edinburgh 
EH9 3FF 
ph: +44 (0)131-650-6759.
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Please note that I work part-time. 
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays I leave the office at 2:30pm.
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
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