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[Met-jobs] PhD Student Opportunity at the University of Cambridge

From Michael Herzog <>
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Date Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:41:48 +0000

PhD studentship in volcanic plume and ash dispersion modelling

We invite applications for a PhD position on the topic “Gas ash-particle separation and the role of particle aggregation in volcanic plumes”. A PhD studentship is available through the Cambridge Earth System Science NERC DTP. The project is supported through an industrial partnership with the UK Met Office, Exeter, UK so that there will be the opportunity to spend time at the Met Office.

Working under the supervision of Dr Michael Herzog in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge and Dr Benjamin Devenish at the Met Office, a complex numerical plume model will be used to characterize and quantify the fate of volcanic gases and particles in volcanic eruption plumes. The eventual aim of the project is to improve and extend existing one-dimensional volcanic plume models that reflect better the multiphase nature of volcanic plumes and include processes such as sedimentation. Simple integral plume models already play an important role in initialising atmospheric dispersion models and hence their improvement will have clear practical benefits.

Further details about the project and how to apply can be found under

The deadline for applications including references is the 4th of January 2018. The position is suitable for candidates with background in physics, maths and related disciplines like engineering, computing, geography, environmental or Earth science. Note that the studentship has eligibility requirements, including residency and minimum qualifications.

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