[Wrf-users] PhD studentship, Atmospheric Dynamics, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Chemel Charles c.chemel at herts.ac.uk
Fri Jul 2 15:21:51 MDT 2010

PhD studentship, ‘Modelling the interactions of drainage winds with an  
urban heat island in a stable atmosphere’, Centre for Atmospheric &  
Instrumentation Research at the University of Hertfordshire, UK.  
Closing date: 16th July 2010.

A PhD studentship is available in the Centre for Atmospheric &  
Instrumentation Research (CAIR) at the University of Hertfordshire,  
UK. The focus of the PhD project is on (i) the understanding,  
characterisation, and modelling of mixing induced by drainage winds in  
a stable atmosphere, and (ii) their interaction with the heat island  
of an urban area located down the slopes. This project will provide  
information to research, design, and develop schemes to parameterise  
mixing induced by drainage winds in numerical models of all scales.  
This will make it possible to improve the representation of terrain- 
induced exchange processes in models and will add tremendous value in  
assessing their impacts on climate, weather, and atmospheric  

The PhD student will work with Dr Charles Chemel, a research scientist  
with the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) based at the  
University of Hertfordshire. The PhD project proposal will address  
targeted issues highly relevant to NCAS, by building up on previous  
and ongoing work. Scientific interactions will be expected and  
strongly encouraged within CAIR. The PhD work will also benefit from  
well-established national collaborations (primarily with NCAS) and  
international collaborations.

The closing date is 16th July 2010 and the expected starting date is  
1st September 2010.

Applicants are required to have (or be about to receive) a 1st or  
upper 2nd class honours degree in physics, mathematics, or in an area  
closely related to physical or environmental science. They are  
expected to be fluent in English. The limit of tenure is 3 years. The  
successful applicant will receive a stipend covering maintenance and  
University fees for EU students for 3 years. Applications from non-EU  
students are also welcome, but the studentship will only pay for the  
EU fee rate, the difference with the non-EU rate being taken out of  
the stipend.

The short-listed applicants will be expected to attend an interview in  
person at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK, during the  
week beginning 19th July 2010. No expenses are being offered to the  

To apply, please contact Mrs Lorraine Nicholls  
(l.nicholls at herts.ac.uk). Applications should include a CV and  
reference letters from two professional referees. Informal inquiries  
about the PhD project proposal can be made to Dr Charles Chemel (c.chemel at herts.ac.uk 


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