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  Solar energy input from the Earth’s magnetosphere to its atmosphere (CENTA2-PHYS7-WRIG)
  Dr D Wright, Dr S Imber
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The interaction between the Sun’s and the Earth’s plasma environments is very dynamic and one of societal and commercial importance.
  Evaluating and improving high-resolution high-impact weather numerical weather forecasts
  Dr RS Plant, Dr T Stein
Applications accepted all year round

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Over the past decade, high-resolution numerical weather forecasting has become practical using so-called “convection-permitting” models for lead times of 1-24 hours.
  SCENARIO - Developing an urban canopy model for improved weather forecasts in cities
  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
  Prof J Barlow, Dr O Coceal, Dr M Carpentieri
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Most of the world’s population now experiences an urban version of weather extremes and climate change. Accurate forecasting of weather and air quality in cities relies on correctly representing the physics of turbulent exchange between the surface and the overlying atmosphere.
  SCENARIO - Fundamental Mechanisms of Arctic Summer-time Cyclone Growth and Sea-Ice Interaction
  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
  Prof J Methven, Dr B Harvey
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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As the climate has warmed in response to increasing greenhouse gases, the September minimum in Arctic sea-ice extent has decreased dramatically and the drift speed of summer Arctic pack ice has increased, attributed to thinner ice.
  SCENARIO - Generating and evaluating atmospheric dispersion volcanic ash forecast ensembles
  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
  Dr T Frame, Dr H Dacre
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Volcanic ash poses a significant hazard to aircraft. When ash is ingested into engines it can cause engine failure, putting the lives of aircrew and passengers at risk.
  SCENARIO - Investigating the climate feedbacks that will determine the fate of the Greenland ice sheet
  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
  Dr R Smith, Dr J Gregory, Dr J Robson
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Sea level change is one of the mostly widely recognised and potentially serious consequences of climate change due to emissions of greenhouse gases.
  SCENARIO - Sub-seasonal “flash” droughts in Europe: dynamics, predictability and teleconnections
  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
  Dr N Klingaman, Dr B Dong, Prof E Black
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Sub-seasonal “flash” drought events are rapidly developing, multi-week periods of elevated temperatures and evapotranspiration, but reduced soil moisture and precipitation.
  SCENARIO - Using high-resolution climate models to predict increases in atmospheric turbulence
  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
  Prof P Williams, Dr R Schiemann
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Atmospheric turbulence is the leading cause of in-flight injuries to air travellers and flight attendants. Tens of thousands of aircraft encounter severe turbulence annually, injuring hundreds of people and causing structural damage to planes.
  The Formation of Ice in Bacterial Fragments and their Biomimetics: Toward the Understanding of Biological Ice in the Atmosphere
  Research Group: CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
  Dr G.C. Sosso, Prof I Gibson
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Project Highlights. This is a truly multidisciplinary project spanning atmospheric science, physical chemistry and cryopreservation.
  Transport of climate active trace gases between the atmosphere and biosphere
  Research Group: CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
  Prof R Kerr
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Overview. Soils both produce and degrade/consume trace volatile gases, as such they are a critical component of global cycling for all greenhouse and climate affecting gases.
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