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January 16, 2017

Proxy-data climate-model comparisons using lake-isotope records of the last 2000 years

Proxy-data climate-model comparisons using lake-isotope records of the last 2000 years 400 x 400 px

This project brings together the paleoclimate data and modelling communities to test ways of comparing data on past climate change with modelled scenarios of that climate.

The studentship will involve i) the production of new proxy time series for climate change in the UK over the last 2000 years using lake isotope records ii) the use of isotope enabled climate models to produce past climate change scenarios for the same time period and iii) the development of proxy system models to allow proxy-data climate-model comparisons.

The project will be based at the School of Geography, University of Nottingham (lake coring, proxy system model development), the Directorate of Climate and Landscape Change at the British Geological Survey, Keyworth (climate modelling) and the NERC Isotope Geosciences Facility, BGS (isotope analysis) in collaboration with scientists from Loughborough University and the University of Liverpool.

The studentship will also include a one month training programme at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Applicants should hold a minimum of a UK Honours Degree at 2:1 level or equivalent in subjects such as Geography, Geology or Physics.

For further details please contact Dr Matt Jones matthew.jones@nottingham.ac.uk