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[Met-jobs] PhD position(s) on Arctic Atmospheric Science at Stockholm University

From Paul Zieger <>
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Date Wed, 5 Apr 2017 10:18:44 +0200


We have an exciting PhD position open in our group to study the life cycle of Arctic clouds:

Project description:
The Arctic climate is changing dramatically, faster than anywhere else on Earth. The underlying processes of the observed changes are not fully understood, yet they propagate through the entire global climate system with impacts on weather, ecosystems and geopolitics. Clouds and aerosol particles, which act as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) or ice nuclei (IN), play a major role in that system and are among the main contributors to the overall uncertainties.

This PhD project will help to provide an improved understanding of the key processes governing the life cycle of Arctic clouds, necessary to quantify the role of clouds for Arctic climate and their response to warming. The successful applicant will perform field experiments in the Arctic, analyse existing long-term data and perform laboratory experiments required prior to the field deployment. The specific goal of the project is to study the microphysical properties of CCN and IN for by experimentally determining their size, composition and physico-chemical properties coupled with process modelling. The results will be used to improve the description of Arctic clouds in larger scale models such as Earth System models.

Apply online at:

The position is part of the ACAS project ('Arctic Climate Across Scales', a collaboration with the Department of Meteorology, MISU) in which a total of three PhD students will be employed (see attachment).

Kind regards,


Paul Zieger
Assistant Professor
Stockholm University
Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES)
Atmospheric Science Unit
Svante Arrhenius väg 8
SE-11418 Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 674 7634
Mobil: +46 76 921 04 28

Attachment: ACAS_PhD_position_announcement_final.pdf
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