PhD-position in regional climate modelling

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PhD-position in regional climate modelling

Tijm-Reijmer, C.H.
Dear all,

A PhD position within Regional Climate Modelling of the Antarctic Peninsula is available at the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU), Utrecht University, The Netherlands. See:

Job description:
IMAU is looking for a motivated PhD student (m/f) to study melt fluxes on the Antarctic Peninsula (AP) in relation to climate change. The AP is a region of fast atmospheric warming (three to four times the global average during the last five decades). The increased temperatures have led to increased melt water fluxes, which presumably have led to the disintegration of numerous ice shelves in the northern AP.
Aim of this project is to estimate how much melt presently occurs on the AP glaciers and ice shelves, and to study the importance of the process of refreezing with respect to runoff. Emphasis of the project will be on recent climate changes and ice shelf stability. A modelling and observational approach will be taken. A regional climate model will be used to estimate the melt over the past 50 years, where the observations will be used to validate the model output.

The candidate will be offered the opportunity to do fieldwork.

This work is performed in the framework of the Dutch Polar Program (NWO-ALW, NPP-NAAP).

The application deadline is 18th July 2011.

Best regards,
Carleen Tijm-Reijmer

Dr. C.H. Tijm-Reijmer

Utrecht University
Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (IMAU)

Visiting address:
Princetonplein 5,  3584 CC Utrecht, The Netherlands

Correspondence address:
PO Box 80 005, 3508 TA Utrecht, The Netherlands

Tel.: +31 30 253 3167
Fax: +31 30 254 3163

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