The project is to understand a fundamental aspect of the climate system : why surface warming over the globe nearly linearly increases with how much carbon is emitted. The work will involve applying a combination of theory, numerical model experiments and diagnostics of ocean and climate models. The work is designed to test the hypothesis that the ocean controls this near-linear dependence of surface warming. In particular, the aim is to examine how the ocean takes up heat and carbon over the global ocean, and identify the resulting effects on the climate system. The work will involve collaboration between Liverpool, Southampton, GFDL, USA and the Hadley Centre, Exeter.
Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Environmental Sciences, Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences
Location : University Campus
Ref : R-590700/WWW
Closing date for receipt of applications : Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:00 BST