The chosen candidate will work together with Prof. Sybren Drijfhout on the detection and analysis of regime shifts, abrupt climate change, tipping points and early warning signals in future climate change simulations (including overshoot scenarios in terms of global warming), performed by state-of-the-art earth system models by applying, improving an extending an existing search and detection algoritms together with the Royal Dutch Meteorogical Institute’s Italian partner, the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (Isac_CNR), Bologna. Together with the University of Exeter, the chosen candidate will compare and interpret results using analytical models and results from dynamical systems theory. In addition, they will work with partners from the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton on an assessment of controlling processes and feedback analysis of abrupt changes in sea-ice and ocean circulation.
The chosen candidate will join the enthusiastic team working on the state-of-the-art ESM EC-Earth and develop your skills in climate modelling. They will be part of the global modelling cluster of the RDWK department, and contribute to model evaluation and improvement of the European EC-Earth climate model.
Starting Date: 01 April 2023
Application Deadline: 20 February 2023