The Institute for Energy and Climate Research, Troposphere (IEK-8), investigates the chemical and physical processes in the troposphere that impact the chemical composition of the atmosphere. IEK-8 performs atmospheric long-term observations, investigates gas-phase and aerosol processes in the atmosphere, and simulates atmospheric chemistry and climate interactions by using numerical models.
We are seeking for a new PhD student to work within a three-year program of the Graduate School HITEC (https://www.hitec-graduate-school.de/). The offered PhD position will be part of the European H2020 Research and Innovation Action “Constrained aerosol forcing for improved climate projections” (FORCeS). FORCeS (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/821205) brings together 20 leading European research teams in order to jointly identify, constrain and efficiently parameterize the most critical processes determining aerosol radiative forcing and aerosol- and cloud-related climate feedbacks.
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Atmospheric aerosols from natural and anthropogenic sources adversely affect human health and play an important role in changing the Earth’s climate. Inorganic particulate nitrate constituents contribute significantly to the total aerosol mass, especially in urban areas and industrialized regions (e.g., over Europe they account for about 20% of the total dry aerosol mass). Nitrate is particularly important in the optically active submicron size range, related to its ability to efficiently scatter solar radiation and its potential to affect cloud properties. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) underscored the important role of nitrate aerosol in climate change (IPCC, 2013); however, there is large uncertainty in current models regarding the global nitrate aerosol load, its regional distribution, and its radiative forcing. Within this PhD project you will address some of the remaining challenges in atmospheric aerosol modelling by:
Information on employment as a PhD student at Forschungszentrum Jülich can be found here: http://www.fz-juelich.de/gp/Careers_Docs.
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|Titel||PhD position – Advances in understanding nitrate aerosol formation: Kinetics and missing mechanisms|
|Job location||Wilhelm-Johnen-Straße, 52428 Jülich|
|Publicerad||oktober 22, 2020|
|Sista ansökningsdatum||januari 22, 2021|
|Ämnen||Organisk kemi,   Atmosfärisk kemi,   Miljökemi,   Atmosfärisk vetenskap,   Klimatologi  |