PhD/PD: Future evolution of the Greenland ice sheet

The Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU) (department chair: Prof. Dr. Michiel van den Broeke) is looking for a motivated PhD student/postdoctoral researcher (m/f) to study the future evolution of the Greenland ice sheet.

The successful candidate will study the rate and potential for reversibility of Greenland deglaciation under various future climate scenarios. To that end, the candidate will perform stand-alone runs with two models of the Greenland ice sheet (IMAU-ICE and CISM) forced by climate data derived from high-resolution atmosphere models (RACMO2 and CESM). If project progress allows, fully coupled (CESM+CISM) runs will also be considered.
The main objective of this project is to assess the role of feedbacks on the stability of the Greenland ice sheet, and to determine whether climate tipping points can be identified that lead to the full deglaciation of Greenland.

This work is performed in the framework of the Netherlands Earth System Science Centre (NESSC).

Closing date: November 25th, 2015

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