Imperial College London
Atmosphere and Climate Physics
This programme explores a number of important topics; one such area is the interaction of clouds in the atmosphere with radiation, which is perhaps the biggest single uncertainty in our ability to predict climate change; research topics are under way into the shortwave reflective properties of clouds, and into the longwave infrared behaviour of different cloud types; a 2nd area is the radiative balance of the atmosphere as a whole, and the role of water vapour in particular in amplifying the greenhouse effect due to increasing concentrations of gases such as CO2, and CH4; in this work, researchers are applying the rigorous rules of physics to a system of amazing complexity, in which forcing terms and non-linear feedback terms interact in a fascinating way.
A 2.1 Honours degree and a Master's in a relevant subject area.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,924 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 20,000 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|South Kensington Campus||Kensington and Chelsea||SW7 2AZ||South East|
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