[Met-jobs] PhD position – climate extremes from a paleo perspective at Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany)

PhD position – Climate extremes from a
paleo perspective, sclerochronology

Closing date: 1st of February 2019

position is part of the Strategy Fund Project – Climate
extremes from a paleo perspective (PalEX, 2019 – 2021), which
is funded through the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz
Center for Polar and Marine Research and lead by Dr. Monica

extreme events are typically associated with specific weather
patterns and coherent atmospheric structures, e.g. cyclones
and blockings. In order to understand differences in the
frequency of these events in a climate background, the
corresponding patterns have to be analyzed. The project is
conceived to better understand the occurrence and frequency of
climate extremes under different background climates to
support future predictions. PalEX will improve our
understanding of the complex mechanisms controlling the
variability of the climate extremes at various time scales
through advanced statistical techniques, a wide range of
indices describing these extremes, high-resolution proxy
records, and paleoclimate simulations. An interdisciplinary
approach using climate, oceanic, proxy and model data sets
will be used in combination with complex statistical methods.
This project will set up a long-term collaboration of a team
of experts: biologists, climatologists and modelers from the
AWI research divisions (biosciences, paleo climate dynamics,
glaciology) and a strong collaboration with international and
national partners.


For more
information and submitting your application go to

 For further information please contact Dr.
Monica Ionita-Scholz (monica.ionita@awi.de)

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