The impact of Antarctic sea ice on simulated Southern Ocean watermasses

Closing Date

14th May 2021

Applicants should contact the primary supervisor, and submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) and Application as soon as possible.

The Research Project

Do you know how important Antarctic sea ice is for the global climate? Neither do we (nor does anyone else!). But we do know that sea ice plays a key role in the global ocean's uptake of 90% of the heat trapped on the planet by anthropogenic emissions, so this is an important question. We are looking for a motivated, creative individual with strong quantitative skills to tackle that question, as part of a world-class team oceanographers and sea ice experts.

The successful applicant will use data from the state-of-science climate models that are used to inform IPCC reports, to investigate how Antarctic sea ice affects the circulation of the Southern Ocean, how well those processes are represented in the models, and the global implications of those processes in a warming climate. Over the course of the project, the student will communicate their research in top tier scientific journals, and at domestic and international conferences.

  • Bachelors degree (with Honours) or Masters degree in a Mathematical or Physical Science discipline- Strong mathematical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated experience in individual research (e.g. Honours thesis, Masters dissertation)
  • Experience using a high-level scripting language for data analysis/visualisation (e.g. Python, MATLAB, NCL)
  • Experience in analysis or ocean, atmosphere or coupled model output

See the following web page for entry requirements:

Application Process

Applicants who require more information or are interested in this specific project should first contact the listed Supervisor. Information and guidance on the application process can be found on the Apply Now website.

Information about scholarships is available on the Scholarships webpage.

More Information

Please contact, Dr Will Hobbs for further information.