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[Met-jobs] PhD position on Geoengineering and Earth system modeling at CNRM

From Roland (cnrm) <rseferian.cnrm@gmail.com>
To met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk
Date Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:29:54 +0200

Dear all, 

A PhD grant in the field of global climate geoingineering is available in the climate modelling group of the Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques (CNRM-GAME affiliated to both Météo-France and CNRS) at Toulouse, France.

The main PhD objective is to assess, and possibly constrain, the global climate response to solar radiation management (SRM), using both the multi-model archive from the GeoMIP project and dedicated sensitivity experiments with the CNRM Earth System Model.

The most emblematic SRM technique consists in injecting sulfate aerosols into the stratosphere, thereby mimicking the influence of natural volcanic eruptions on the climate system. The candidate will analyze the impacts of SRM not only on the surface energy budget but also on the water and carbon cycles, using Earth System Model simulations as well as available data of observed natural analogues (e.g., composites of years after major volcanic eruptions).  

We are looking for a candidate with a master degree in meteorology, physics or applied mathematics. The candidate should have experience with coding in Fortran, C or an equivalent language. Experience with analysis tools like, R, IDL, ncl, Matlab, Python is required, and experience with Unix/Linux environment is desirable. The candidate should have a good understanding of physical processes, preferably in a scientific area related to weather and/or climate. Good communication skills are also required.

The candidate is expected to publish his/her results in peer reviewed journals, which will form the basis of a PhD thesis to be defended at Paul Sabatier/Toulouse University. 

More information is available via 
http://www.cnrm.meteo.fr/IMG/pdf/phd_position_cnrm-game_2015_final.pdf

Kind regards
Roland Séférian



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