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PhD in Mathematics: Modelling of Planetary Atmospheres

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    Prof G Vallis
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About This PhD Project

Project Description

Location: Streatham Campus, University of Exeter, EX4 4QJ

Project Description:
The Centre for Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics at Exeter is one of the leading research groups of its kind in the UK. Our research encompasses the Fluid Dynamics of Weather and Climate, Theoretical Fluid Dynamics, Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, Solar-Terrestrial Plasmas and Space Weather. We invite applications to study for a fully-funded PhD starting in Sept 2016.

We invite applications for a PhD studentship in the area of modelling and theory of the general circulation of the atmosphere of planetary atmospheres. The aim of the research will be to understand the possible ranges of such atmospheres and their relation to that of Earth. The work may involve theory and modelling the atmospheres of other solar system planets, such as Venus or Jupiter, and/or planets outside the solar system. The research will investigate how the circulation might depend on such parameters as atmospheric composition, size and rotation rate of the planet and the composition of the atmosphere. You will join a vibrant group of scientists in the Mathematics and Physics department at Exeter engaged in similar geophysical and astrophysical problems.

Academic Entry Requirements:
Applicants should have or expect to achieve at least a 2:1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in Maths, Physics, Natural Sciences or other numerate discipline. Interviews will take place 9th March 2016.

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