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[Met-jobs] PhD position - climate extremes from a paleo perspective at Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany)

From Monica Ionita-Scholz <>
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Date Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:39:29 +0100

PhD position - Climate extremes from a paleo perspective, sclerochronology

Closing date: 1st of February 2019

This position is part of the Strategy Fund Project – Climate extremes from a paleo perspective (PalEX, 2019 – 2021), which is funded through the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research and lead by Dr. Monica Ionita-Scholz.

Climate extreme events are typically associated with specific weather patterns and coherent atmospheric structures, e.g. cyclones and blockings. In order to understand differences in the frequency of these events in a climate background, the corresponding patterns have to be analyzed. The project is conceived to better understand the occurrence and frequency of climate extremes under different background climates to support future predictions. PalEX will improve our understanding of the complex mechanisms controlling the variability of the climate extremes at various time scales through advanced statistical techniques, a wide range of indices describing these extremes, high-resolution proxy records, and paleoclimate simulations. An interdisciplinary approach using climate, oceanic, proxy and model data sets will be used in combination with complex statistical methods. This project will set up a long-term collaboration of a team of experts: biologists, climatologists and modelers from the AWI research divisions (biosciences, paleo climate dynamics, glaciology) and a strong collaboration with international and national partners.


For more information and submitting your application go to

 For further information please contact Dr. Monica Ionita-Scholz (


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