PhD/Postdoc positions in reserch centre "The Tropopause Region in a Changing Climate"
We are excited to announce that the Collaborative Research Centre 301
The Tropopause Region in a Changing Climate
will be funded by DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), starting 1 July 2021!
If you are looking for a PhD position, a student assistant job or a Postdoc opportunity, you can find a wide range of topics at the seven collaborating institutions:
From laboratory and wind tunnel to field measurements, complex theoretical projects especially with aerosol-chemical and dynamical topics as well as their embedment in Earth system modeling on different scales.
Find out more and apply at https://tpchange.de/open-positions/
Participating institutions are Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Goethe University Frankfurt/Main (GUF), Technical University Darmstadt (TUDa), Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (LMU), Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPIC), Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) and German Aerospace Center (DLR).
The research programme
Climate change is without doubt the most urging global problem of the near future and climate projections are of enormous political and socioeconomic relevance. Such estimates are highly dependent on the accurate representation of the atmospheric dynamics, chemical composition, aerosol loading, cirrus clouds and circulation feedbacks in the altitude region of 10 km to 20 km, the upper-troposphere/lower stratosphere (UTLS) region.
However, knowledge about even the present day global distribution of key constituents that are of relevance for climate in this region, such as water vapour, ozone, ice particles, and aerosols is surprisingly incomplete. The complexity of this region is a result of the coupling of processes from the nano- or micrometer scale, e.g. atmospheric aerosol formation, turbulence and mixing to the regional and planetary scale.
In the new Collaborative Research Centre TPChange we will identify, disentangle, and quantify dynamical, microphysical, and aerosol-chemical processes that are relevant for the UTLS composition and its role in climate. This will be achieved by field measurements, laboratory studies, theoretical approaches, and multiscale numerical modelling. Based on an improved process understanding, we will develop parametrisations of relevant small-scale processes to improve state of the art climate models and to better quantify the impact of UTLS processes on composition and dynamics and on Earth's future climate.