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Vacancy: PhD position on extreme droughts at Climatic Research Unit, UEA (UK)

PhD position in the Climatic Research Unit (CRU), School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (UEA)

HOW CAN WE CHARACTERISE EXTREME DROUGHTS FOR WATER MANAGEMENT UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE?

This PhD position starts in October 2023 and has 3.5 years funding for UK applicants (or EU students with settled status).

Water companies must assess their resilience to extreme droughts that occur so rarely that they are poorly known from our observational data. Solving this is an exciting challenge. It will require a multi-method assessment to be undertaken, combining information from thousands of years of climate simulations, using newly rescued rainfall observations and tree-ring reconstructions of past droughts, and using statistical techniques to determine the characteristics of the extreme events.

The project is co-funded by Anglian Water which provides the perfect opportunity to collaborate with industry practitioners and to explore the links between droughts defined by precipitation, riverflow or water resource system deficits.

Details of the project and HOW TO APPLY are here:
https://www.uea.ac.uk/course/phd-doctorate/how-can-we-characterise-extreme-droughts-for-water-management-under-climate-change-osborn-u23aw

Closing date: 17 July 2023

For informal enquiries, please contact me.

Tim

Tim Osborn | Professor of Climate Science | Director of Research, Climatic Research Unit | School of Environmental Sciences | University of East Anglia | Norwich NR4 7TJ | UK | +44 (0)1603 592089 | t.osborn@uea.ac.uk | https://research-portal.uea.ac.uk/en/persons/timothy-osborn | Twitter: @TimOsbornClim