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Climate Science and Impacts


Expertise of research area
aerosols; air quality; biosphere; climate; clouds; food security; ice sheets; Meteorology; palaeoclimate

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Our research addresses key challenges in climate change and impacts science. We tackle problems with direct societal consequences including melting ice caps, the links between air quality and climate, and food security. By translating new understanding from past and present climates, we deliver high-quality research into climate change and its impacts.

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<p>The <a href="">Climate Science and Impacts</a> group plays a major role in developing and exploiting state-of-the-art observations and modelling tools of the climate, including new satellite observations, climate and Earth system models, land surface and crop models. We have leading roles in major international science projects, including the European Space Agency CryoSat mission and climate modelling activities within the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project and the Paleoclimate Model Intercomparison Project.</p> <p>Our research is grouped into five areas:</p> <ul> <li><a href="">Biosphere Processes and Climate</a></li> <li><a href="">Climate Impacts</a></li> <li><a href="">Paleoclimate</a></li> <li><a href="">Physical Climate Change</a></li> <li><a href="">Polar Observations</a></li> </ul> <p>A wide range of excellent atmospheric science research which takes place in Leeds, much of it within <a aria-label="Link ICAS" href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" title="">ICAS</a>. Many ICAS staff and students are also members of the new Priestley International Centre for Climate, which is located within our building.</p> <p>Within ICAS PhD students play a full role in the institute activities. We have a lively programme of internal and external seminars, weekly weather briefings, annual science meetings and other events. Our students regularly win prizes for their work, including presentations at international conferences.</p> <h3>Useful links and further reading:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="">Research degrees within the School of Earth and Environment</a></li> <li><a href="">Climate Science and Impacts</a><a href=""> group</a></li> <li><a href="">School of Earth and Environment, Research and Innovation</a>&nbsp;</li> </ul> <h3>Leeds Doctoral College</h3> <p>Our <a aria-label="Link Doctoral College" href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" title="">Doctoral College</a> supports you throughout your postgraduate research journey. It brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, development and overall experience.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="">University&#39;s website</a>.</p>

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<p>For queries relating to your research proposal or subject area, please contact <a href="">Mollie van der Gucht</a>.</p> <p>For general enquiries and details regarding the application process, please contact the Graduate School Office:<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href=""></a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 1314.</p>

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