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Climate and Atmospheric Science

PGR-RA-70

Expertise of research area
climate; clouds; ice sheets; palaeoclimate; atmospheric chemistry; chemistry; food security; Meteorology


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We offer PhD projects in climate change, weather, air pollution, palaeoclimates, and impacts. We develop advanced computer models, lead major field campaigns, analyse satellite data, and perform innovative laboratory experiments. Our research spans the surface to the upper atmosphere.

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<p>The <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/institute-climate-atmospheric-science">Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science</a> makes fundamental advances in our understanding of climate change, weather, atmospheric composition, palaeoclimates, and impacts on our planet and society. Our PhD student projects are fully integrated with this research programme. We have a total of around 30 academic staff, 30 post-doctoral researchers and about 50 PhD students. Our staff and students develop advanced computer models, participate in major field campaigns, analyse satellite data, and perform innovative laboratory experiments.</p> <p>Within ICAS our research is grouped into 3 broad areas which span all areas of atmospheric and climate science:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/atmospheric-cloud-dynamics">Atmospheric and cloud dynamics</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/atmospheric-chemistry-aerosols">Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosols</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/climate-science-impacts">Climate Science and Impacts</a></li> </ul> <p>Leeds is a <a href="http://www.shanghairanking.com/Shanghairanking-Subject-Rankings/atmospheric-science.html"><strong>world top 10 university</strong></a> for Atmospheric Science (ShanghaiRanking&#39;s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019). This reflects the wide range of excellent atmospheric science research which takes place in Leeds, much of it within ICAS. 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="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see-research-degrees">Research degrees within the School of Earth and Environment</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/institute-climate-atmospheric-science">Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see-research">School of Earth and Environment, Research and Innovation</a>&nbsp;</li> </ul> <h3>Leeds Doctoral College</h3> <p>Our <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130558/leeds_doctoral_college">Doctoral College</a> supports you throughout your postgraduate research journey. It brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, your development, and your overall experience.</p>

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<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees">University&#39;s website</a>.</p>

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<p>For queries relating to your research proposal or subject area, please contact&nbsp;<a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see/staff/1586/mollie-van-der-gucht">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="mailto:env-pgr@leeds.ac.uk">env-pgr@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 1314.</p>


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