KIT-UoM Joint PhD: Probabilistic modelling of climatic change for hail, flood, temperature scenarios

KIT-UoM Joint PhD: Probabilistic modelling of climatic change for hail, flood, temperature scenarios

This project will focus on the hazard and associated impact modelling and scenario aspects of future climate projections. SSPs (Shared Socioeconomic Pathways) and RCPs (Representative Concentration Pathways) are commonly used to examine future trends, however better methods have been found to explore future trends, but have not become commonplace in the conversion to risk or hazard sets. Concurrently, flood modelling in the past has been done based on probabilistic maps assuming full correlation across countries, rather than stochastic event sets looking at actual scenarios. Similarly for hail and temperature scenarios, stochastic event sets are required to explore the probability of hail and temperature and provide the link to risk.

If successful, the PhD candidate will be enrolled at both the University of Melbourne through the Faculty of Science and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and will be co-supervised by supervisors at both institutions. The researcher will be based at KIT, and will spend at least twelve months at the University of Melbourne.

The application process is competitive, with higher than the equivalent of a University of Melbourne 80% in a relevant degree expected. Information on undertaking a doctorate at KIT and eligibility information can be seen here, with information on the University of Melbourne entry requirements here.

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  • Prof. Dr. Michael Kunz is Leader of the working group Atmospheric Risks, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Department of Tropospheric Research (IMK-TRO) at KIT and Spokesman of the...
  • A/Prof Malte Meinshausen is Deputy Academic Convenor of the College at The University of Melbourne since 2012 and is affiliated with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany. He...
  • Dr. James Daniell is a John Monash Scholar, Lecturer, Postdoc Researcher at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in CEDIM (Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology) He is...
  • Dr Andrew King is a Lecturer in Climate Science and ARC DECRA fellow in the School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne. He completed his PhD in Climate Science at UNSW in 2015 and previously...
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