Project description
One important aspect of the rapidly changing Arctic climate is the transport of warm air from southerly latitudes into the Arctic. The heat itself is of course important, but there are also other effects, such as, for example, the local effects from changes in static stability, in clouds and in winds, that happens as the air masses transforms from the mild mid-latitudes to the cooler Arctic. Starting with direct observations and working with analyzes of weather patterns, trajectories, satellite observations and models, the successful candidate will attempt an understanding of these processes and their time scales, following air from south to north.

This project is a collaboration with the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), and the successful applicant will have the opportunity to visit and do some part of the work at the SMHI research department. He/she will also be able to work within the interdisciplinary project "Arctic Climate Across Scales (ACAS)", recently funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

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