|From||Simon Gosling <Simon.Gosling@nottingham.ac.uk>|
|Date||Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:56:20 +0000|
A fully-funded PhD position, "Risks to global water resources from geoengineering the climate with solar radiation management", at University of Nottingham (UK), is currently open for applications. Full details on the project, how to apply, and funding eligibility criteria are available at: http://www.envision-dtp.org/portal/projects/002707/risks-to-global-water-resources-from-geoengineering-the-climate-with-solar-radiation-management Deadline to apply: Wednesday 13 January 2016 at 10:00 (GMT). Global warming poses grave risks for society and ecosystems. To date, mitigation efforts have been insufficient to prevent greenhouse gas emissions from continuing to rise. Solar radiation management geoengineering has been proposed as a means to slow or reverse global warming by reflecting incoming sunlight back to space. Solar radiation management is receiving growing attention as a potential response to global warming, however its risks are currently unknown. For example, lowering global temperatures with solar radiation management would significantly reduce rainfall in some regions, potentially pushing them into water stress. A global-scale assessment is urgently needed to quantify the risks and opportunities that solar radiation management poses to global water resources. The PhD candidate will explore this by applying simulations from the latest geoengineering climate model experiments run in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) to a global hydrological model. They will investigate spatial patterns of rainfall, flood risk, drought, and water stress, across the globe, under a set of scenarios of solar radiation management deployment. They will answer policy-relevant research questions such as: which parts of the globe will benefit/suffer from solar radiation management; which regions would be better off with global warming than with a cooler climate achieved by geoengineering; and how long would it take for such changes to occur; all within the context of global water resources. The successful applicant will join an expanding group in climate change impacts research. They will be supervised by Dr Simon Gosling (Associate Professor in Climate Risk) and Dr Nick Mount (Associate Professor in Hydroinformatics) at the School of Geography, and they will work closely with Dr Ben Kravitz (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA) and Dr Peter Irvine (Harvard University, USA), with visits to both these institutions during the PhD study period. ------------------------------------------- Dr. Simon N. Gosling Associate Professor in Climate Risk School of Geography University of Nottingham Nottingham NG7 2RD UK Tel: +44 (0) 115 951 5437 Email: email@example.com Twitter: @simon_gosling This message and any attachment are intended solely for the addressee and may contain confidential information. If you have received this message in error, please send it back to me, and immediately delete it. Please do not use, copy or disclose the information contained in this message or in any attachment. Any views or opinions expressed by the author of this email do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Nottingham. This message has been checked for viruses but the contents of an attachment may still contain software viruses which could damage your computer system, you are advised to perform your own checks. Email communications with the University of Nottingham may be monitored as permitted by UK legislation.
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