The emerging Marginal Ice Zone: the seasonal evolution of sea ice floe size distribution and the impact of climate change and feedbacks

The Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ) is a region of low ice area concentration consisting of a collection of small sea ice floes, profoundly affecting physical and ecological processes and feedbacks in the Arctic Ocean. We are particularly interested in the evolution of Arctic sea ice breakup and floe size in the MIZ, and how this evolution affects various climatic feedbacks operating in the atmosphere-sea ice-ocean interface.

The research in this PhD studentship will incorporate advanced algorithms in processing satellite and airborne imagery, as well as outputs from state-of-the-art numerical models through collaboration with sea ice and climate modelling scientists. We are looking for a student with experience and specific interest in this area of research.

Person Specification

Successful applicants will have a very good first or upper second degree or Masters degree in a relevant subject.

How to apply

Successful applicants will have a very good first or upper second degree or Masters degree in a relevant subject.

To apply, please complete an online application form on the website of the University of Huddersfield (https://pgr-onlineapps.hud.ac.uk/) under course Biological Sciences, and highlight Dr Phil Hwang as the supervisor. You should also send your CV and supporting documents to .

Please also see the details on the “Find a PhD” website: click here.

Funding Notes

The studentships are open to citizens of the UK or EU only, and cover the full cost of tuition fees and an annual tax-free bursary of £14,764 for three years (RCUK rates).