|From||DOHERTY Ruth <Ruth.Doherty@ed.ac.uk>|
|Date||Mon, 7 Jan 2019 12:20:35 +0000|
The following Atmospheric science and air pollution related PhD projects are being advertised in the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh under the NERC E4 Doctoral Training Partnership for 2019. The deadline for applications is very soon: 12:00 on Thursday 10 January 2019. 1) “Atmospheric Blocking and Impacts on Air Pollution over Europe”, Prof. Ruth Doherty U. Edinburgh), Dr Kevin Hodges (U. Reading), Dr Carlos Ordóñez (U. Complutense de Madrid), https://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/e4-dtp/project/pdf/7 Atmospheric blocking occurs when the same high pressure weather pattern continues for several days and even weeks and can lead to extreme weather conditions, such as severe air pollution episodes associated with the stagnant conditions. We have developed new methods to track anticyclones and examine their evolution and to link anticyclones to air pollution impacts. This project will examine the development and pathways of blocking anticyclones in winter and summer and their impacts on air pollution episodes for present-day and under climate change. 2) "Population health effects of air pollution exposure during commuting" Dr Tom Clemens, Prof Ruth Doherty (U. Edinburgh), https://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/e4-dtp/project/pdf/143 The times when people typically commute are characterised by high levels of air pollution from increased traffic congestion, particularly in urban areas. However, at the population level, little is known about differences in air pollution exposure associated with commuting and the potential impacts of these exposures on key health outcomes. This interdisciplinary project will investigate, for the first time, how commuting patterns may affect exposure to outdoor air pollution and the effects of this on health outcomes. 3) "Mathematical models of urban dispersion" Prof Jacques Vanneste, Prof Ruth Doherty (U. Edinburgh), https://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/e4-dtp/project/pdf/103 The project will develop new idealised mathematical models of dispersion in an urban environment and analyse their behaviour in order to understand the respective role of street topology, flow characteristics and small-scale mixing in determining the concentration of pollutants in cities 4) “Atmospheric monitoring for 21st century greenhouse gas flux scenarios”, Dr Tim Arnold https://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/e4-dtp/project/pdf/8 Please see https://www.ed.ac.uk/e4-dtp/how-to-apply and contact email@example.com directly if interested and eligible to apply. To be eligible you need to be a UK or EU citizen or a non-EU citizen with permanent settled status in the UK (known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’) AND have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship (this applies to all citizen categories). EU citizens who will not have lived in the UK for the last 3 years preceding the start of the studentship would normally be eligible for a Fees Only Award. Fees Only Awards only cover fees and research costs. For further details see: https://www.ed.ac.uk/e4-dtp/how-to-apply/funding-and-eligibility Reminder, the deadline for applications is 12:00 on Thursday 10 January 2019. -- Prof Ruth Doherty Chair in Atmospheric Sciences, School of GeoSciences, Crew building, University of Edinburgh, King's buildings, Edinburgh, EH9 3JN. ph: +44 (0)131-650-6759. www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/rdoherty Please note that I work part-time. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays I leave the office at 2:30pm. The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
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