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[Met-jobs] PhD position in Stockholm

From Jonas Nycander <>
Date Mon, 8 Oct 2018 13:10:30 +0200 (CEST)

PhD position in Physical Oceanography at Stockholm University

The Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University invites applications for a PhD position in Physical Oceaongraphy.

Internal waves in the ocean are created when tidal currents flow over seamounts on the bottom. The waves can travel long distances, and when they break they mix the water in the deep ocean. This mixing plays a key role in the global ocean circulation, and is important for the ocean heat transport and the Earthʼs climate. In this project the internal waves will be studied by combining for the first time two different types of data: satellite measurements of the sea surface height, and acoustic measurements of the stratification in the interior of the ocean. Together with theoretical models, this can give a new picture of how the internal waves are created, propagate and break.

Besides data analysis, the project may involve theoretical model development and observational work, depending on the student. There are possibilities to participate in marine expeditions to conduct acoustic measurements. The PhD student will receive broad training in climate science, physical oceanography and acoustics. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council (grant 2017-04623), and is a collaboration with a group of marine geophysicists at the k Department of Geological Sciences, which has large expertise in acoustic methods.

Contact: Prof Jonas Nycander,

Further details are available at

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