A funded PhD position is available at the Laboratoire d’Etudes en Géophysiques et Océanographies Spatiales (LEGOS) on coupled ocean-atmosphere modeling (using ROMS/CROCO and WRF). The objective of the PhD is to assess how changes in upper-ocean properties and in particular stratification related to different modes of climate variability at sub-seasonal (monthly) to seasonal timescales affect the modulation of Tropical Cyclone (TC) activity (genesis, intensity, location...) through related changes in the amplitude of TC-induced cooling in the Eastern Pacific hurricane basin.
The PhD tackles a wide range of thematic including but not limited to physical oceanography, climate dynamics, variability and modeling. The area of interest is the North-Eastern tropical Pacific, a key region for current climate studies, in particular at LEGOS. The main tool to carry out this research is the numerical modeling of the ocean-atmosphere coupled system.
A full description of the position can be downloaded below.