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[Met-jobs] Atmospheric Science and Air Pollution related PhD projects - deadline Jan 10th

From DOHERTY Ruth <>
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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),

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),

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),
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

4) “Atmospheric monitoring for 21st century greenhouse gas flux scenarios”,
Dr Tim Arnold

Please see and contact 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:
Reminder, the deadline for applications is 12:00 on Thursday 10 January

Prof Ruth Doherty
Chair in Atmospheric Sciences,
School of GeoSciences,
Crew building,
University of Edinburgh,
King's buildings,
EH9 3JN.
ph: +44 (0)131-650-6759.

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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