Faculty of Science, School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England

Applications are invited for a fully-funded three-year PhD to commence in October 2023. The work on this project could involve: Using a combination of satellite datasets (e.g. MODIS) and primary field datasets to examine the variation in temperature trends in mountainous regions and at high elevations on a global scale; Developing new methods of calibrating satellite datasets in mountain regions against real world primary air temperature data collected by the supervisory team; Understanding the various physical drivers which control the patterns of mountain warming, through comparing the reconstructed satellite temperature trends with estimates of changes in land cover (e.g. deforestation, reduction in snow and ice cover, urbanisation, greening and/or browning); Communicating important findings concerning climate change in mountains with a diverse range of stakeholders using both traditional and new/innovative ways of research dissemination.

Application deadline: 3 April 2023

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