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Postdoctoral Fellow on bounding the Earth's Climate Sensitivity

It is the purpose of the five-year highECS European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant project to rein in the upper bound on Earth's climate sensitivity. The project has a strong focus on what Earth's past can teach us, and seeks to understand what models might be missing, with an overarching goal of a physical reconciliation of the evidence.

Postdoctoral Fellow in modelling of Cloud Feedbacks, Precipitation and Circulation

Here we are looking for a candidate interested in conducting research related to cloud feedbacks that will benefit from participation in the CFMIP network. The candidate can propose research which for instance involve comparisons of modeled cloud feedbacks with observations, surface temperature pattern effects on clouds, state-dependency of feedbacks, the patterns of precipitation, or related topics. The research program will be further developed in collaboration with the supervisor.

Associate Professor in coastal oceanography

Study of transport, interior mixing and air-sea exchange in the coastal sea, and the coupling of these processes to the biogeochemistry of the sea. Main responsibilities: Research, teaching and supervision. The work will be carried out at 20 % at Baltic Sea Centre, Stockholm University.

PhD student in i Meteorology with focus on Tropical Infrared Feedbacks on Changing Climate

The global response to changing CO2 is determined by a series of feedback mechanisms, and it is thought that the dominant positive feedbacks arise from changes in tropical water vapor and clouds. However, global climate models systematically underestimate the infrared emission response to space. In this project we will test different hypotheses of what is possibly missing or biased in models, and aim to sort out what it might imply for global scale climate change. We will use a combination of observations, regular climate models and experiment with a global cloud resolving model to elucidate the problem.

PhD student in Meteorology with focus on Aerosols and Clouds

The main focus of this PhD project is to investigate how absorbing aerosol particles in the atmosphere impact the formation and properties of warm (i.e. liquid) tropical clouds. Large amounts of absorbing aerosol particles, including black carbon originating from biomass burning and soil dust from deserts, are during parts of the year transported above the stratocumulus and shallow cumulus clouds that dominate the skies in many tropical ocean regions.

PhD student in Meteorology with focus on Extreme Cloud Feedbacks and Past Climates

In this project we will construct climate model versions which incorporate hypothesised feedback mechanisms and run them across a range of past climates, including the instrumental record warming, last glacial maximum and the warm Pliocene and compare them with observations and climate proxies.

PhD student in Oceanography

In this project, the internal waves will be studied by combining two entirely different types of data: satellite measurements of the sea surface height, and acoustic measurements of the stratification in the interior of the ocean. This has not been done before, and it can potentially give an entirely new picture of how the internal waves are created, propagate and break.

PhD student in Oceanography with focus on Ocean Circulation in the North Atlantic

Ocean circulation in the North Atlantic plays a pivotal role in the the global climate system and is one main reason for keeping European winters relatively mild. It is characterized by a poleward flow of warm waters in the upper ocean and a compensating equatorward flow of cold deep waters. Both branches of this climatologically important circulation are present between Greenland and Scotland, and the entire North Atlantic ocean circulation is sensitive to abrupt changes in the strength of these flows in this region. This project focuses on diagnosing the strength of this ocean circulation loop in key regions between Greenland and Scotland and link these to the larger North Atlantic ocean circulation.

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