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PhD Showcase


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We will be having 3 shorter presentations, looking at a variety of topics.

Refreshments prior to the talk will be available. The talk is located in the School of Earth and Environment.

Please register for the talk https://www.rmets.org/events/phd-showcase-2018


Anne Barber: Parametrisation of convective cloud dynamics
Convective clouds play an important role in weather and climate systems. However, these clouds cannot be represented explicitly by numerical weather, instead by a parametrisation scheme. Anne will introduce current convection parametrisations and discuss how new schemes may be created through use of Eddy Simulation.

Niall Gandy: Breaking the ice – how did the British Ice Sheet melt away in northwest Scotland?
During the last ice age, as the climate warmed, it is believed that in NW Scotland, retreat started before it’s believed the climate started to warm. Niall’s work uses computer simulations to reveal the mechanisms which allow deglaciation to be disconnected from the background climate changes.

Ben Pickering: The Golden Age of UK Weather Radar
In 2017, the UK Met Office radars were upgraded to have dual-polarisation technology, now able to identify precipitation type. Ben’s talk will explain how type-detection is achieved and the work being done to verify these new observations.