Fully funded 4-year PhD scholarship: Computational Glaciology

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During the first year of study you will study for an MRes in Computational Modelling and will be based in the Civil and Computational Engineering Centre, with your research project jointly supervised in the Glaciology Group.

Depending on your background you may also study Glaciology, possibly by attending a course based in the Arctic.

Upon the successful completion of your MRes, for the subsequent 3-years you will be based in the Glaciology Group or the Civil and Computational Engineering Centre and will be jointly supervised between the two departments - you will develop a project of mutual interest to both groups.

Possible topics include modelling the response of valley glaciers to climatic change; ice-shelf/ice-stream interactions; and radar or seismic propagation in polythermal ice masses.

The Glaciology Group at Swansea consists of 5 permanent academic staff, 2 NERC-funded postdoctoral fellows, and around 6 postgraduate students.

There is a strong possibility of glaciological field-work associated with this PhD project.

The ideal candidate for this PhD would have a background in a quantitative science, such as geosciences, geophysics, mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also have a strong interest in glaciated regions. For more information please contact Prof. Tavi Murray (t.murray@swansea.ac.uk) in the first instance. Applications may be submitted up to 30 June, but early application is advised.

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