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Postdoc Position in Computer simulation of calving glaciers
Utrecht, Netherlands
Utrecht University
  • Postdoctoral Researcher

Calving glaciers have complex behaviour and their response to climate change is not well understood. Many calving glaciers are surge-type glaciers which makes diagnosis of their current state difficult. Using computer simulation with a variety of models offers the possibility to integrate existing data and to get more insight into the dynamics of these glaciers, and to make projections of their future behaviour.

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher that is interested to work on adaptation of existing ice-flow models to the glaciers that will be studied. 
The work is part of the project ‘Modelling of the Mueller Ice Cap’, which supports the planning for ice-core drilling on the ice cap, and is funded by the Balzan Foundation. The targets are outlets from the Mueller Ice Cap in northern Canada, Iceland and/or Tunabreen in central Spitsbergen. The project is carried out in collaboration with the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.
Scientists involved at Utrecht University: Johannes Oerlemans (supervisor), Faezeh Nick, and Roderik van de Wal.

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