Two PhD positions on regional air quality
Research Centre Jülich, Jülich, Germany
Closing date: not specified
The Research Centre Jülich offers two new vacant PhD positions in the research field of air quality and atmospheric composition in the Institute for Energy and Climate Research –Troposphere (IEK-8).
The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) supports the air quality related project ‘MesSBAR‘, which develops and validates atmospheric pollutant measurements installed on highly automated unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The measured 4D-data of meteorological parameters and atmospheric aerosols, soot, NOx and O3 in polluted areas will be coupled to the EURAD-IM chemistry transport model for air quality forecasting and analyses.
Both PhD projects will be in the framework of ‘MesSBAR’:
- Regional air quality assessment monitored by unmanned aerial vehicles focuses on the characterization and application of small air-quality sensors for the vertical profile dependent measurement of the trace gases NOx and O3 on-board of a newly developed drone.
- Regional air quality assimilation of data monitored by unmanned aerial vehiclesaims to provide numerical air quality forecasts for campaign planning and to analyse the campaigns by 4D-var assimilation of the drone measurements.
Please find detailed information on the positions, required profiles and the application procedure using the links specified above.