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[Met-jobs] Funded PhD Studentship in aerosol-cloud interactions at Imperial College London

From "Gryspeerdt, Edward R I" <e.gryspeerdt@imperial.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Fri, 20 Sep 2019 09:01:15 +0000

A funded (Home/EU) PhD studentship is offered at Imperial College London, 
starting as soon as possible after October 1st 2019.

In this project, you will combine the latest satellite datasets with new data 
on aerosol emissions of individual ships to investigate the 'experiments of 
opportunity' provided by shipping emissions, with a particular emphasis on 
convective clouds.

The impact of aerosols on clouds is a significant outstanding uncertainty in 
the human forcing of the climate system. Without the ability to vary aerosol at 
a large scale, it is difficult to identify its influence on clouds. As large 
isolated sources of aerosol, ships provide ideal 'experiments' for 
investigating cloud processes, enabling you to control for known variables in 
the aerosol-cloud system and detect even very subtle changes to cloud 
properties.

You will have considerable freedom to choose the pathway of the project, 
including using atmospheric models and working with industry.

This studentship will be in the space and atmospheric physics group at 
Imperial, which conducts a wide range of research into atmospheric and oceanic 
physics. Opportunities also exist for collaboration through the Grantham 
Institute for the Environment at Imperial and the wider London, UK and 
international research communities.

The ideal candidate will have 1st or 2.1 degree in physics or a related 
numerate field. To apply, please send a CV and short cover letter outlining 
your motivation and background to Edward Gryspeerdt 
(e.gryspeerdt@imperial.ac.uk). Please contact me at the above address with any 
informal enquiries.




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