[CRYOLIST] 2 PhD positions in glaciology at the Centre of Polar Studies - Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences

Michal Petlicki petlicki at igf.edu.pl
Tue Aug 11 01:57:20 PDT 2015

2 funded PhD positions are available at the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences in the Department of Polar and Marine Research.

"Impact of snow redeposition on mass balance of polar glaciers" (ref no CSP/2015/IGF/3)

In the polar regions snow redeposition by wind is a very important, but little known, part of the mass balance of glaciers. Due to the presence of the preferred wind direction, the redeposition of snow by wind results of in change of the spatial distribution of accumulation, which in turn leads to a differentiation of the surface albedo later in the season. This has a direct impact on the surface radiation balance and thus on the overall energy and surface mass balance. The main part of the study will focus on Terrestrial Laser Scanning, analysis of Hansbreen mass balance archival data, surface mass balance and wind field modelling and development of snow redeposition model. 

"Thermal and mechanical ablation of tidewater glaciers based on Terrestrial Laser Scanning surveys" (ref no CSP/2015/IGF/4)

This work will cover in a broad, comprehensive manner analysis of both calving mechanisms and surface melting processes based on terrestrial laser scanning surveys of glaciers in
Svalbard (Hornsund area) and Antarctic (South Shetlands and Antarctic Peninsula glaciers).

Both projects will make a heavy use of full-waveform analysis of terrestrial laser scans of Hansbreen and will include field work based at the Polish Polar Station Hornsund (http://hornsund.igf.edu.pl/en/).


Application deadline:
15 August 2015

Applicants should have a M.Sc. in physics, geophysics, physical geography, geology or a related discipline. The positions are fixed-term for up to four years, with an expected starting date October 2015 and is based in Warsaw, the capital city of Poland (http://warsawtour.pl/en).

Dr Michał Pętlicki
Research Fellow in Glaciology
Department of Polar and Marine Research
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
ul. Księcia Janusza 64
01-452 Warsaw, Poland

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