The Physical Climate System
How does the Climate System work? How has it worked in the past, and what is happening to it now? Understanding the science of the climate system is one of the most pressing challenges today.
Researchers across the Physical Climate System stream use cutting edge approaches to study all aspects of the climate system, present, past and future, with strong links to climate modelling, climate impacts and mitigation. Use the key words below to help you find DTP supervisors associated with those areas, and to find out more about their current ideas for studentship projects.
Key areas covered by this stream
AtmosphereObservations, measurements and modelling of the atmosphere and atmospheric processes. The stratosphere and troposphere.
Climate ModellingModelling and simulation of climate, past present and future, and of climate processes through Earth history.
Climates of the PastStudies of past climate and climate change from physical and chemical proxies preserved in marine and non-marine sedimentary and environmental archives.
Clouds and AerosolsObservations, measurements and modelling of atmospheric aerosol and particles. Earth surface - atmosphere interactions, including marine, biogenic, volcanic emissions.
CryosphereProcesses involving ice and snow; sea-ice; polar ice caps; glaciers. Modelling of ice sheet dynamics, grounding. Polar regions.
Geophysical Fluid DynamicsModelling, observation and analysis of the large scale motions of the oceans, of ice and of the atmosphere.
Global Biogeochemical CyclesBiogeochemical processes. Carbon, nitrogen and phosporus cycles. Nutrient cycles.
Oceans and FreshwaterPhysical properties and behaviour of the hydrosphere. Ocean circulation, past, present and future. Monsoons, rainfall, flooding and inundation.
Predictability of Weather and ClimateMeasurement, analysis and modelling of weather and climate processes; forecasting and modelling of meteorological extremes. Weather-related hazards.
43 Associated Supervisors
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