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  Assessing the impact of long-term SO2 exposure on aviation
  Research Group: Volcanology
  Prof M Burton, Dr C Hayer, Dr S Loughlin, Dr R Clarkson
Applications accepted all year round

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Air travel is increasing globally, especially within regions surrounding the Pacific Ocean. The high density of volcanoes within that region means that the interaction between volcanic plumes and aircraft is expected to rise in the future.
  Global Volcanic SO2 Flux and Ground Deformation, using Sentinel mission data
  Research Group: Volcanology
  Prof M Burton, Dr C Hayer, Prof A Hooper
Applications accepted all year round

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Satellite remote sensing allows for continuous monitoring of hazardous and geographically distant volcanoes. Two key methods involve monitoring gas emission, using spectrometers, and measuring ground deformation, using InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar).
  Modelling Birdsong Evolution
  Research Group: Ecology and Evolution
  Dr T Gilman, Dr M Muldoon, Dr P Strycharczuk, Assoc Prof M Soma
Applications accepted all year round

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In many bird species, young males learn their songs from their fathers. But, learning occurs with error, so songs can change over generations.
  Impact of Sand and Dust on Engines
  Dr M Jones, Dr S Covey-Crump, Dr A Pawley, Dr N Bojdo
Application Deadline: 30 August 2020

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Sand and dust from arid regions is increasingly a problem for aircraft gas turbine engines, both military and civil.
  The Missing Sink? Controls on Iodine Migration in the Geosphere
  Prof F Livens, Prof J Lloyd, Prof K Morris
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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129I (t1/2 1.57 x 106 years) is a high yield fission product which has a complex and poorly understood biogeochemistry in the Earth’s subsurface.
  Scattering by Cirrus: from Microphysics to Climate Change
  Research Group: Atmospheric Science
  Prof A Webb, Dr P Connolly, Dr A Smedley
Applications accepted all year round

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Ice clouds, which can cover 20-35% of the Earth’s surface at any time, make a major contribution to radiative forcing in the atmosphere, both trapping IR (terrestrial) radiation and reflecting solar radiation.
  Low-field NMR studies to probe motion and dynamics in rock pore structures
  Dr C D'Agostino
Applications accepted all year round

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Quantification of transport and dynamics in rock pore structures is essential for understanding, optimising and enhancing oil and gas recovery as well as assess the capacity and effectiveness for CO2 storage.
  PhD Opportunities in Fusion. Training the next generation of fusion scientists….

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Training the next generation of fusion scientists…. Fusion has the potential to meet our energy needs in a sustainable way, with minimum impact on the environment.
  Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling of Tornadoes along Quasi-Linear Convective Systems
  Research Group: Atmospheric Science
  Prof D Schultz, Dr A Revell, Dr A Skillen
Applications accepted all year round

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The UK experiences as many tornadoes as the USA as a whole. 1.2 vs 1.3 tornadoes per 10,000 km2 per year on average (Mulder and Schultz 2015).
  “Talking” trees and the ecology of underground fungal super-highways
  Prof D Johnson
Applications accepted all year round

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Introduction. Recent exciting discoveries have shown that plants respond to herbivore-induced signals from neighbours via underground fungal networks1-3.
  Unlocking clinopyroxene records of magma and mantle oxygen fugacity
  Research Group: Geoscience
  Dr D Neave, Dr M Hartley, Dr R Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Subduction recycles oceanic lithosphere formed at mid-ocean ridges back into the Earth’s convecting mantle, creating much of the deep compositional heterogeneity we now see reflected in the diversity of magmas erupted at mid-ocean ridges and ocean islands.
  Dynamics of Midlatitude and Tropical Convective Storms
  Prof D Schultz, Prof G Vaughan, Dr L Garcia-Carreras
Applications accepted all year round

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Convection is ubiquitous in the atmosphere. Although the ingredients of deep moist convection are well known (lift, instability, and moisture), how those ingredients come together to produce the observed panoply of convective storms worldwide remains an active area of research.
  Understanding the formation and impacts of pockets of high ice crystal concentrations in mixed-phase layer clouds
  Research Group: Atmospheric Science
  Dr P Connolly, Dr D Topping
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project aims to understand how small-scale heterogeneity observed within clouds – so called “pockets of high ice crystal number density” – affect mixed-phase layer clouds (see Lloyd et al, 2015).
  Probing organic composition of the atmosphere with Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry
  Research Group: Atmospheric Science
  Prof H Coe, Dr J Allan, Prof G McFiggans
Applications accepted all year round

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There are a huge number of organic compounds present in the atmosphere. They are emitted from a wide range of sources that are both natural and man-made.
  Studying the formation of ice fragments during freezing and riming using high resolution holographic imaging.
  Research Group: Atmospheric Science
  Dr J Crosier, Dr P Connolly
Applications accepted all year round

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Ice and mixed phase clouds have important effects in the atmosphere, via interactions with incoming solar radiation and outgoing terrestrial radiation, and generation of precipitation which impacts on the surface.
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