PhD student in numerical ocean modellingExternal

AWI, Germany

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Contact: Dr. Martin Losch
E-mail: Martin.Losch [at]
website: Alfred Wegener Institute
Deadline: November 1, 2016

For the DFG-funded project “Energy transfers in gravity plumes” within the DFG-funded “Sonderforschungsbereich” (CRC) TRR 181 “Energy transfers in Atmosphere and Ocean", the Climate Dynamics section invites applications for a PhD student in numerical ocean modeling. The project aims at understanding the pathways and processes by which energy is transferred from the meso-scale eddy field to dissipative turbulent scales within this plume. This project is a collaboration between the Alfred Wegener Institut for Polar and Marine Sciences, the Institut für Meereskunde (IfM) at the University of Hamburg, and the University of Bremen. 

The successful applicant will use a high-resolution regional ocean general circulation model (MITgcm) to study the effect of parameterizations and resolution on the energy transfer. The model simulations will be used as a test bed for coarse climate ocean models and hence contribute to the overall goal of the TRR181 to develop, test and implement new and consistent parameterisations for the effects of unresolved (sub-grid-scale) processes. 

For further information, please see the job description below.