November 2017
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[Met-jobs] PhD studentship at the University of Exeter - Quantifying the risk of European weather extremes

From "Catto, Jennifer" <>
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Date Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:54:33 +0000

We are inviting applications for a funded PhD studentship project “Quantifying the risk of European extreme windstorm and precipitation events associated with extratropical cyclones.” at the University of Exeter.


This project will be supervised by Dr Jennifer Catto and Professor David Stephenson in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Exeter, and by Dr Nick Dunstone at the UK Met Office.  The project has potential for CASE support by the Met Office.


Extratropical cyclones are extremely important for the variability of weather over the UK and are often associated with extreme winds or rainfall, which are potentially very damaging. The aim of this project is to quantify the real risk of this important natural hazard using the Met Office seasonal to decadal prediction system ensemble.


This project would be suited to students with a good degree in physics, mathematics, statisticsal science, atmospheric science, or another closely related physical or environmental science.  Experience in statistical or numerical modelling and computer programming is highly desirable.


Start date:  September 2018


Please see further details at

Jennifer L. Catto

Exeter Climate Systems, CEMPS

01392 72 4564

Level 9, Laver Building, North Park Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QE

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