CEDAR email: Ph.D. Student Position about noctilucent clouds at Stockholm University due 5 May

Susanne Benze susanne.benze at misu.su.se
Mon Apr 13 04:09:59 MDT 2015

Dear colleagues,

The Department of Meteorology (MISU) at Stockholm University, Sweden, 
invites applicants for a fully funded Ph.D. student position in 
Atmospheric Physics. Application deadline is May 5, 2015. Please find 
complete information and instructions under 

Mesospheric clouds (also called noctilucent clouds), a phenomenon of the 
upper atmosphere, have fascinated researchers and observers alike for 
more than a century. This project aims to understanding the spatial 
structures of these clouds using satellite data and satellite 
retrievals. More recently, noctilucent clouds have been used as a tool 
for understanding many atmospheric processes ranging from wave effects 
to climate change. At MISU, the Swedish led Odin satellite has been 
producing a wealth of cloud data for 14 years. This project aims at 
answering questions such as 1) how do Odin observations compare to other 
satellite observations of noctilucent clouds, 2) how do horizontal and 
vertical cloud structures affect satellite retrievals, and 3) how do 
atmospheric processes affect cloud structures? These questions are 
embedded in the development of a new Swedish satellite (MATS) that is 
planned to be launched in 2018 (during the PhD period). Close 
collaboration with the international science community is part of the 

At the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University 
(www.misu.su.se) we conduct research and education in an international 
environment within four main areas: Atmospheric physics, Dynamic 
meteorology, Physical oceanography and Chemical meteorology. The 
department employs some 80 individuals, of which about 35 are 
scientists, 30 PhD students and 15 are in the administration and the 
technical support. Research in Atmospheric Physics at the department 
concerns studies of the stratosphere, mesosphere and lower thermosphere, 
the coupling between these, as well as the coupling to the climate 
system as a whole. These activities build on projects involving 
satellites, sounding rockets and lidar, as well as related theoretical 
and modeling studies.

For further information contact Susanne Benze <susanne.benze at misu.su.se>.

Susanne Benze, Ph.D.
Department of Meteorology
Stockholm University
10691 Stockholm, Sweden
office: 0046 (0)8164348
email: susanne.benze at misu.su.se

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