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|Date||Tue, 9 Jun 2015 11:05:06 +0000|
Title: Funded MPhil Studentship School/Department: Physics and Astronomy Supervisors: Prof. John Remedios and Dr. Darren Ghent Start Date: Between 1st July and 3rd October 2015 Entry Requirement: BSc Hons in Geology, Geochemistry, Remote Sensing or similar. Closing Date: 30th June 2015 Research Studentship (MPhil) in Identification and Mapping of Geothermal Anomalies using Satellite Data. Applications are invited for a 12 month research studentship in Identification and Mapping of Geothermal Anomalism using NASA MODIS and other satellite instruments. The project is funded by a company and the National Centre for Earth Observation based at the University. The MPhil studentship will cover a maintenance grant for 12 months and a small amount for research expenses and travel. Full University student fees for students will be covered. Support on technical aspects of the studentship will also be offered by the National Centre for Earth Observation. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Prof. John Remedios or Dr Darren Ghent for an informal discussion on 0116 223 1319 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> or firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>. The student will be based in the department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/physics ). The student will be encouraged to complete all aspects of the MPhil including submission by the end of the 12 month grant period. Project Overview The project will use MODIS data to develop novel analyses of Land Surface Temperature (LST) and an understanding of the necessary corrections to be made in order that geothermal anomalism can be correctly identified. The project will cover the following areas: · How to define anomalous thermal signatures in a spatial context and whether these anomalies are temporally consistent. There is always a possibility for identifying false anomalies. How can this be reduced? · The likelihood for anomalies to show a significant difference in mean LST from normal statistical variance. What statistical confidence can be placed in identification of anomalous regions? · Methods for enhancing thermal dataset images so that LST diurnal patterns and variations from solar radiation effects are minimised. By reducing these components, will the data provide information on surface soil or rock features? · Investigation of potential for LST datasets to be applied in remote sensing for oil/gas and energy industries, e.g. identifying sedimentary basins and their hinterlands. The University of Leicester has a range of expertise in the field of LST and Earth Observation and the project and the student will gain valuable experience from both working within a proactive, world class research team, and with a first class industrial sponsor. Entry Requirements Applicants must have a first-class or high upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification in Geology, Geochemistry, Remote Sensing or a closely related subject) and complete the university online application process on http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/research/how-to-apply/online Students must meet the University’s standard English language entry requirements<http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/english> . The studentship is for full-time study only and applicants must be able to commence their studies between 1st July and 3rd October 2015. Date of advertisement: 08 June 2015 Closing date for applications: 30th June 2015
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