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Self Funded PhD Project:Ocean processes triggering monsoon rainfall, University of East Anglia
The South Asian summer monsoon provides 80% of the annual rainfall for over one billion people. We need to understand how the ocean and the atmosphere affect each other; this is key to understanding and predicting monsoon behaviour. There is increasing evidence that it is not just the physics of the seawater that is important, but also how much plant-life is present. The plants contain chlorophyll and make the water green; this absorbs the sunshine more than clear blue water. This project will investigate the importance of this process in the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean.You will join the Bay of Bengal Boundary Layer Experiment (BoBBLE) project using a new technology, ocean gliders, to make multidisciplinary observations in summer 2016. You will use your analysis of the upper ocean observations to run experiments with a climate model to test the effect of the ocean chlorophyll field.

You will join the vibrant and active UEA Seaglider Group, part of the Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS). You will participate in a research cruise, pilot gliders, and attend international conferences, workshops and summer schools. You will be trained in multidisciplinary seagoing oceanography, meteorology, marine science, and the use of ocean gliders. You will develop transferable skills in computer programming, numerical modelling, data analysis and visualization, and scientific communication and outreach.
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