Grad. Students - dust cycling and Arctic warming - Flagstaff, AZ, USA

Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ, USA, is recruiting up to three graduate students (MS or PhD) for funded positions.

Logistics

The positions begin in American Fall 2021.

Description

They seek students to work on two collaborative, funded projects:

1. Understanding modern dust cycling on the Colorado Plateau

They seek a PhD student at Northern Arizona University to study modern dust cycling on the Colorado Plateau by designing and implementing an innovative monitoring program and integrating the results with regional weather and climate models.

This is a collaborative, privately-funded project in collaboration with the Emergent Climate Risk Lab at Cornell University, where there are opportunities for semester-long exchanges. Please email, or visit the opportunities page at http://nau.edu/mckay for more information.

2. Rapid Arctic Warming project

They seek up to two students at NAU, in addition to two students at the University at Buffalo, NY, USA, to investigate patterns and processes controlling rapid warming events in the Arctic.

This collaborative, NSF-funded project will use a combination of high-resolution proxy record generation, geochronology, proxy data synthesis, and climate modeling. There are opportunities to participate in semester-long exchanges between institutions, and in outreach activities in Buffalo and Flagstaff.

For further information, go to: https://ubwp.buffalo.edu/rapidarcticwarming/ and http://nau.edu/mckay, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Requirements

Project leaders are looking for curious and highly motivated students with excellent communication skills in English (written and oral), and with experience with, or a strong interest in developing skills in, numerical modeling and scientific programing skills.

They encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in the geosciences (including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) to apply; they are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all team members.

Further information

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit http://nau.edu/mckay for more details.