entre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM); European Space Agency (ESA); School of Earth and Environment (SEE), University of Leeds, UK
Deadline: March 1, 2017

A good first degree or Masters degree in physics, maths, Earth science, climate science, Earth observation or a related discipline. Expertise in computer programming, while not required, will be a valuable asset.

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The aim of this project is to generate a sea level rise fingerprint for both the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets (separately and combined), using data from historical and present day satellite altimetry missions.

Specifically, you will:

  • Produce a comprehensive and detailed picture of how changes to the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets are impacting on sea levels, focusing on regional variations in SLR.
  • As part of a broader research team, investigate the impact of the 2012 Greenland melt event by collecting and analysing field measurements from the Greenland Ice Sheet, integrating them with satellite observations, and promoting the findings.
  • Make a significant contribution to the ESA CCI, including reducing current uncertainties in SLR and its individual components, and assessing the potential of this information to improve predictive climate/SLR models.

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