2 PhD Opportunities in glacier modeling and geothermal heat flux, GFZ, Potsdam
I am looking for two PhD
candidates who have MSc training in math/geosciences/physics/related
sciences to work with either:
(1) Modelling of the past,
present and future evolution of central Asian and Scandinavian
(Swedish) glaciers under my supervision, together with Prof.
Sebastian Reich (Potsdam University) and Prof. Maik Thomas (GFZ
Potsdam), and in cooperation with Prof. Arjen Stroeven and his
team (Stockholm University, Sweden), Prof. Jonathan Harbor and Prof.
Nathaniel Lifton (Purdue University, USA), and Elmer/Ice model developers
using the existing glacier model Elmer/Ice, which will be further
developed during the PhD study (development of assimilation and energy
surface balance methods as a part of the Elmer/Ice model)
(2) Reconstructing the geothermal
heat flux distribution under the Greenland Ice Sheet using an innovative
evolutionary model of climate-ice-lithosphere system under my supervision,
together with Prof. Maik Thomas (GFZ Potsdam), Prof. Rupert Klein
(Free University Berlin) and "IceGeoHeat Initiative" members from 7
European countries & USA <a href="about:blank" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/IceGeoHeat. Geothermal heat flux has extremely strong effects on
the dynamics of ice masses. It melts basal ice layers, creates subglacial
lakes and makes the entire ice sheet slide.
The applications will be
submitted to GEOSIM (http://www.geo-x.net/geosim/home.html). Please, contact me for further details. You are also
welcome to propose your own ideas for a PhD study within the framework of
numerical modelling (processes related to the dynamics of the
solid Earth/large ice masses/hydrological processes).