The Physical Climate System
The Physical Climate System stream covers research across all aspects of the physical climate system, present, past and future, with strong links to climate impacts and mitigation. Selecting a key area below will help you find any DTP supervisors associated with that area to enable you to find the right supervisor for your project.
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.
42 Associated Supervisors
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