2 PhD positions in Physical Oceanography (Analysis of Surface-Layer Turbulent Processes) External

Leibniz IOW, Germany

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Contact: Prof. H. Burchard
E-mail: hans.burchard [at] io-warnemuende.de
website: Leibniz IOW
Deadline: September 30, 2016

The Department of Physical Oceanography and Instrumentation of the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW) is offering two PhD projects. The two PhD projects announced here are part of a TRR181 sub-project, focusing on energy cycles in the surface layer of the ocean. Central component of these projects will be the investigation of a recently discovered class of “sub-mesoscale” turbulent motions that may be essential for the surface-layer energetics but are presently not well understood. Results from this research will lead to the development of parameterizations for ocean climate models applied in other parts of the project cluster.

The first PhD project (Phy-10/2016) will study these processes with a help of a highresolution numerical modeling approach, using modeling tools developed at IOW. In the second project (Phy-11/2016), the role of small-scale processes in the surface layer will be investigated based on experimental data. The PhD student in this project will participate in several research cruises in the south-east Atlantic Ocean and in the Baltic Sea.

Applicants are required to have a master degree in Physics, Applied Mathematics, Physical Oceanography, or a related scientific discipline. Very good English language skills, very good academic achievements, and a strong interest in interdisciplinary fundamental research are required. A background in geophysical fluid mechanics is an advantage.

For more information and application requirements see the job description below.