NERC Industrial CASE Studentship with the Meteorological Office
Applications from graduates with interests in Mathematics and Climate Physics are invited for a 4 year D.Phil. Industrial CASE Studentship in Mathematics or Physics, funded by NERC to work on a project in the field of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, investigating the stability of continuously stratified zonal jets near the equator. The supervisors are Professor Irene Moroz (Mathematics), Professors David Marshall and Peter Read (Atmospheric Physics), and Dr Mike Bell (Meteorological Office). Only UK students, or EU students who have been ordinary resident in the UK for at least 3 years should apply.
The preferred start date for the D.Phil. studentship is 28th April 2019, however applications for an 01 October 2019 start will be considered. The D. Phil studentship be based in either the Mathematical Institute or in the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics Department of Oxford University. The studentships are fully funded, and include a standard stipend of approximately £15,999 [CM1] and college and University fees at the Home/EU rate, as applicable. The studentship is attached to St Hilda’s College.
The proposed project seeks to understand the heat transport of Tropical Instability Waves (TIWs) and their importance for ocean structure, heat uptake and tropical climate. The heat and momentum transports of these waves will be calculated and compared with TIWs in NEMO ocean model simulations. Depending on the interests of the student, the focus could be on diagnostics of instabilities in ocean circulation models, an exploration of numerical solutions for a hierarchy of zonal flows, a theoretical analysis of the stability problem, or a calculation of the nonlinear development of the instabilities.
APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE MADE ONLINE TO EITHER THE MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE OR TO THE SUB-DEPARTMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC, OCEANIC AND PLANETARY PHYSICS, BUT NOT TO BOTH at
and should include a CV, covering letter, three references, and a transcript of previous degrees. In the section of the application form “Departmental Studentship Applications” applicants will be asked whether they are applying for an advertised studentship. In this section please state “Yes” followed by “18ATMOSMATHS”. When selecting a college new candidates should select St Hilda’s College.
Applications must arrive by noon on 25th January 2019. Please quote the project title “18ATMOSMATHSATMOS” in your covering letter.