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[Met-jobs] Two PhD projects available on drought at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

From Ailie Gallant <>
Date Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:36:41 +1000

Two PhD projects on drought at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Seeking motivated students to work on two projects associated with drought.

Project 1: Local climate processes related to variations in drought risk
The project will examine the atmospheric and land surface processes associated with decadal-scale variability in seasonal-scale drought risk in Australia and elsewhere. Local atmospheric and land surface processes and large-scale teleconnection patterns will be examined and compared between observations and climate model simulations.

Project 2: The simulation of megadrought risk in climate models
This project will examine the ability of climate models to simulate megadrought risk in Australia. The project will include characterising megadrought in coupled climate models, identifying systematic biases and determining links to large scale ocean-atmosphere processes.

Applicants must have a very strong academic track record including an Honours Class I or equivalent. Graduates with a background in atmospheric science, climatology, oceanography, physics, mathematics or engineering are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applicants should send an _expression_ of interest to containing:
1. CV
2. Academic transcripts
3. Copies of any publications
4. A short statement outlining why you are interested in this research project
If your _expression_ of interest is accepted you will then be encouraged to complete the official Monash University scholarship application process.

Applications close 15 May, 2016

Further enquires about the project should be directed to    


Dr Ailie Gallant
ARC DECRA Fellow | Associate Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science | Partner Investigator, Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities

School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
9 Rainforest Walk
Monash University, VIC
3800, Australia

Phone: +61 3 9905 3216

Twitter: @SafariPenguin


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