Knowledge of our future climate rests almost entirely on the accuracy of complex numerical models of the Earth system. These models are rooted in our understanding of the current climate state, and therefore require evaluation when simulating the substantially warmer climates expected in the future.
Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD to commence in June 2019. The PhD will be based in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and will be supervised by Professor Andy Gale and Dr Nick Koor.
The closure of steel works in the UK has had well-documented social and economic effects on former steelmaking communities. The most tangible remains of former steelworks is often the industrial waste product.
A computationally expensive industrial/physical process is often treated as a black-box system, which can only be observed in terms of its (limited number of) inputs and outputs without knowing its internal mechanism.