PhD position on ‘The impact of meteorological extremes on surface melting of Antarctic’s ice shelves’

British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK
Closing date: 5 January 2024

PhD studentship opportunity at the British Antarctic Survey on The impact of meteorological extremes on surface melting of Antarctic’s ice shelves, funded by C-CLEAR, which includes maintenance grant + University fees + research costs, starting from 1st October 2024.

The successful student will use satellite imagery, high-resolution atmospheric model simulations, and atmospheric reanalysis datasets to investigate the vulnerability of Antarctic ice shelves to surface melting induced by extreme weather events, which can increase the likelihood of their collapse. The student will be hosted at the British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK, which is a world leading polar research centre focused on Earth System Science. Additional supervision will be from the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University. You will be guided through the process of preparing your results for publication and will have the opportunity to present your research at national/international conferences. The student will learn about regional climate modelling, satellite images, atmospheric processes, atmosphere-ice shelf interactions, and analysis using Python. The training will be through short courses and Summer Schools and through interactions with the supervising team who together cover expertise in all these topics.