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[Met-jobs] Directly-funded iCASE PhD on orographic flows at UEA, UK

From "Ian Renfrew (ENV - Staff)" <>
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Date Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:01:11 +0000

We are now advertising a directly-funded NERC industrial CASE PhD project:


Orographic flow representation in weather and climate models


Supervisors: Ian Renfrew and Andy Elvidge (University of East Anglia, UK), Simon Vosper (Met Office).


Orographic flows are atmospheric flows that are caused or influenced by nearby mountains. Examples include the well-known foehn wind, barrier winds,  and tip jets. The societal and environmental impacts of orographic flows are significant and diverse. Strong orographically-forced winds regularly cause damage to property and infrastructure and have implications for air-sea-ice interactions, sea ice distribution, ocean temperature, ocean circulation, avalanches, floods, glacier stability and wild fires. In this directly-funded NERC Industrial CASE PhD you will investigate orographic flows using numerical model simulations and observations gathered during aircraft-based field campaigns. You will explore the atmospheric response to different mountain flow regimes and assess their representation in weather and climate models. The CASE partner is the Met Office and the student will use the Met Office’s Unified Model (the MetUM): a state-of-the art numerical weather and climate prediction model.


Project details can be found:


and to apply see here:

Funding Notes

This NERC Industrial Case studentship is in partnership with The Met Office funded for 4 years. An annual stipend (in 2017/18 the stipend is £14,553) will be available to the successful candidate who meets the UK Research Council eligibility criteria. These requirements are detailed in the RCUK eligibility guide which can be found at View Website . In most cases UK and EU nationals who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the course are eligible for a full-award. Other EU nationals may qualify for a fees only award.




Professor Ian A. Renfrew     -     Associate Dean for Research, Science Faculty

Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

School of Environmental Sciences

University of East Anglia

Norwich Research Park

Norwich, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom


tel: +44 (0)1603 592557

Gold (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017)

UK Top 15 (The Times/Sunday Times 2018 and Complete University Guide 2018)

World Top 200 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017)


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