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Contrasting the response of extreme precipitation and drought to aerosols and greenhouse gases

Prof Piers Forster (SEE), Cathryn Birch (SEE)

Project partner(s): CICERO, Oslo (CASE)

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  • Analyse PDRMIP climate model data and identify regions where extreme precipitation/drought responses vary between different climate drivers
  • Perform targeted climate simulations to investigate the physical processes which lead to different responses
  • in particular the effects of aerosols on extreme precipitation
  • Construct a simple model to test the effects of different future emission scenarios on extremes
  •  Investigate links between observed trends in extreme precipitation/drought and aerosol emissions

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Related undergraduate subjects:

  • Atmospheric science