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    PhD student positions at MISU available

    Four PhD student positions are available at the Department of Meteorology, Stockholm University - see descriptions here!

    Lake Hawea

    Study meteorology, oceanography and climate

    Are you interested in working with the most important environmental issues of our time, applying mathematics, physics, and chemistry to understand the weather, oceans and the climate of the Earth?

    Climate change may eventually change for instance global cloud heights. Photo:NASA

    Communicating uncertainty

    Mitigation of the current climate changes requires profound and immediate action. This is beyond doubt. But there are still many uncertainties on how rapidly the climate will change. This makes it hard to find the best ways for decision makers to act here and now. In a new interdisciplinary research project funded by Formas Frida Bender at the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University together with the philosopher Per Wikman from KTH (The Royal Institute of Technology) will study these uncertainties and how they influence decision making.

    The earth. Photo: NASA

    New research on how clouds affect the climate

    How clouds affect the climate is one of the greatest uncertainties in future climate projections. To study the clouds in a novel way Frida Bender at the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University have received a grant from the Swedish Research Council.

    Two male elephant seals playing

    Oceanographic research in cooperation with seals

    Etienne Pauthenet is defending his Doctoral thesis on the distribution of temperature and salinity in the Southern Ocean at the Department of Metoerology at Stockholm University. To collect data for his research he has used elephant seals living in the Antarctic region.

    Other News

    • Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award to Gabriele Messori 2018-11-27 Gabriele Messori, research scientist at the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University, will receive the European Geosciences Union award for Outstanding Early Career Scientist in Atmospheric Sciences. The award was assigned in recognition of his work on extreme weather events, combining analysis approaches from different disciplines.
    • A unique multidisciplinary project 2018-11-20 A unique cooperation between the Department of Meteorology and the Department of Economic History and International Relations looks at what determines the amount of aid given to ease the consequences of climate-related natural disasters.
    • Arctic Ocean Dynamics Workshop 2018-11-09 A team of experts on Arctic Ocean dynamics gathered in Stockholm to discuss some current scientific challenges.