|From||"Olga Zolina" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Fri, 13 May 2016 11:06:54 +0200|
The CNRS Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l’Environnement (LGGE) and The Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) in Grenoble (France) are searching for a PhD student (3-year term) to be sponsored by the project funded by Belmont Forum Fund through the French National Research Agency (L'Agence nationale de la recherche, ANR). The focus of the research will be on the consistency of current and projected changes in Arctic climate variables, particularly in sea ice and the changes in the Arctic snow cover, specifically looking on the consistency between snow changes and variations in the other climate variables. Of an interest will be the impact of Eurasian fall snow cover changes on the Arctic Oscillation and associated links between sea-ice decline in the Arctic during summer and atmospheric conditions in the following winter. To investigate non-linear atmosphere surface processes in the framework of Arctic climate change, potential candidate will investigate key climate variables in a variety of quantitative data sets. These key climate variables may include (but will not be limited to) snowfall, snow depth, humidity and clouds in connection with decreasing Arctic sea ice. Extreme value statistics will be used to investigate probabilities and return periods of extreme events which eventually impact Arctic societies. For this, the performance of key climate variables in climate models will be assessed in combination with instrumental and reanalysed climate data. Once the relationship between modeled and reanalysed/measured climate variables is established, future model projections (such as CMIP5) will be investigated to provide statements about a possible future evolution of these key climate variables in the Arctic domain. Results of this research will eventually be forwarded and discussed in the social science community of this project and may influence decision making about adaptation plans in the Arctic countries. The project will be carried out in cooperation with George Washington University (Washington DC, USA), P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, RAS (Moscow, Russia) and HS&S Ltd. (Ashville, USA). LGGE (http://lgge.osug.fr/) is one of the World’s leading multidisciplinary laboratories in highlatitudinal climate research, meteorology, glaciology and oceanography. We carry out experimental research, climate diagnostics and high performance modelling with high resolution ocean and ice models. UGA is recognized as one of the highly ranked French Universities with excellently managed campus in the city of Grenoble - one of the European oldest and nicest mid size cities and technological capitals. We expect that a successful candidate will have master degree in meteorology or atmospheric physics. Basic knowledge of geophysical fluid mechanics, geostatistics and climate physics, familiarity with associated numerical procedures and the major data storage formats, programming skills are highly desirable. Knowledge of English (including writing skills) is required. Candidates should send their CV including publication list (if any), statement of motivation, and the names of 3 potential references by Email to: Dr. Olga Zolina Email: email@example.com before 31 July 2016. -- !!! New email: firstname.lastname@example.org!!! Olga Zolina LGGE CNRS/UJF-Grenoble 1 54 rue Moliere, BP 96 38402 - Saint Martin d'Heres Cedex France Tel: +33 (0)4 76 82 42 44 Fax: +33 (0)4 76 82 42 01 Email: email@example.com
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