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[Met-jobs] MS Student position in Iceland

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:32:01 +0000

Funded MS student opportunity

Formulation of dust and ash re-suspension
sources in emission models

About the project
This student opportunity is a part of a collaborative research project, called 
in the health effects impact of aerosol particles and natural source material 
volcanic eruptions”, between the University of Iceland, the Icelandic Met Office
(IMO), and the UK MetOffice.

The overall aim of this research project is to analyze sources of airborne 
particles from ash
re-suspension events and dust storms with a view towards assessing the 
potential impacts
of these events on air quality and human health. This project will allow for 
better modeling
of these events, both the distribution in space and time and particle size 
distribution, which
is important since different particle sizes can have different health impacts. 
Therefore, poor
air quality can be forecasted and warnings issued.

Role of the MS student
Formulating source term for dust and ash re-suspension for the NAME model.
The MS student will work on the implementation of an emission scheme 
particularly apt
for Icelandic land coverage and climate, and to validate the code using a past 
event. The

MS student will:
 Formulate code; working on selected test cases.
 Do backward numerical runs for quantifying the temporal changes of areal 
from which re-suspension originates. 

Please see the attachment for full details.

Sibylle von Löwis
Veðurstofa Íslands | Icelandic Met Office
Bústaðavegur 7-9, 108 Reykjavík |

Attachment: MSstudentVolcashIceland.pdf
Description: MSstudentVolcashIceland.pdf

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