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Geophysics PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

We have 153 Geophysics PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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We have 153 Geophysics PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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Understanding changes in temperature persistence under global warming

A fully-funded PhD studentship is available in the physics of climate change. The project will focus on changes in surface temperature “persistence” - or “memory” under climate change. Read more

Modelling the behaviour of legacy radioactive particles in the marine environment at Dounreay

Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) is funding research through the University of the Highlands and Islands for a critical PhD project to model the behaviour of legacy radioactive particles in the marine environment at Dounreay. Read more

SCENARIO: Discovering the Mechanisms Behind “Forecast Busts” (SC2022_20)

Numerical weather prediction (NWP) has become the essential forecasting tool that works well in the vast majority of cases. However, occasionally there are “forecast busts", in which the forecast skill at five- to six-day lead time drops to almost zero across the world's leading NWP centres. Read more

SCENARIO: How does boundary layer variability affect cumulus and convective storm development? (SC2022_17)

Accurate forecasting of convective storms in the UK remains a challenge. Modelling studies have demonstrated that surface inhomogeneities introduce boundary-layer variability in terms of humidity and vertical motion, which affects the evolution of subsequent clouds and convective storms. Read more

SCENARIO: Using data science with multi-fluid modelling of atmospheric convection (SC2022_12)

The fusion of high-resolution modelling and data science is the future of weather and climate research. This is reflected in the new generation of supercomputers which combine general-purpose computing with artificial intelligence. Read more

SCENARIO: The role of anthropogenic aerosol in near-future sub-Saharan precipitation change (SC2022_10)

Sub-Saharan Africa is densely populated and highly sensitive to climate change. West Africa has experienced both prolonged periods of drought and increased flooding over the last 50 years, and there is substantial concern that intensifying climate risk will exacerbate existing vulnerabilities. Read more

SCENARIO: Trapped lee waves as a source of low-level drag on the atmosphere (SC2022_07)

Atmospheric models used for numerical weather prediction and climate projections have significant uncertainties in their representation of small-scale processes that contribute to errors in the modelled atmospheric circulation. Read more

SCENARIO: Decadal climate forecasting for the energy-sector (SC2022_02)

Throughout the world, power systems are undergoing massive change in response to the challenge of climate change. Renewable electricity sources – such as wind and solar PV – are playing an increasing role in power systems, fundamentally altering the way power systems operate. Read more

Three-dimensional mapping of a mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal system from electromagnetic data

Project Rationale. High-temperature hydrothermal circulation at mid-ocean ridges accounts for 30% of heat exchange between the Earth's interior and the deep ocean, controls global geochemical cycles, forms valuable seafloor mineral deposits and nourishes chemosynthetic life forms. Read more

SCENARIO: Toward next generation sea ice models: taking the rough with the smooth? (ref: SC2022_01)

Sea ice, formed from the freezing of ocean water, covers a large fraction of the polar oceans and plays a central role in the climate system, moderating air-ocean transfers of heat, moisture and momentum, and moderating global patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation. Read more

Microbial and biogeochemical processes through the ocean-sediment continuum

  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
The interface between the ocean and subseafloor sediments is a critical boundary that influences life in the deep biosphere, the transport and transformation of organic carbon and nutrients, and the global carbon cycle. Read more

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