Job Opening

11+ graduate student opportunities in climate-related science

Colorado School of Mines

Posted: 10/03/2022

Open Until: 12/15/2022

We are excited to announce that we are recruiting at least 11 funded graduate students for Fall 2023 enrollment in climate-related sciences across multiple departments and interdisciplinary programs at Colorado School of Mines. These opportunities span a range of climate disciplines and research questions, including physical oceanography, paleoclimate, hydrology, atmospheric science, glaciology, geophysics, and technology development. The priority application deadline for Mines is December 15, 2022, and more information about our graduate programs can be found herehttps://gradprograms.mines.edu/.

The opportunities are detailed below with contact information for each research direction. General questions about Mines, Climate@Mines, and Cryo@Mines can be directed to Matt Siegfried (siegfried@mines.edu).

Opportunities:

* Mines Oceanography is recruiting two funded students (1 MS, 1 PhD) interested in exploring air-sea interactions with a focus on waves, winds, and currents. The projects will leverage tools including coupled numerical modeling, observations, and theory to further our understanding of how coupled interactions between winds, waves, and currents affect the Earth system. Prospective students can apply through the Department of Geophysicshttps://geophysics.mines.edu/graduate-program/ or the Hydrologic Sciences & Engineering Program.https://hydrology.mines.edu/graduate-program/ Contact: Bia Villas Bôas (villasboas@mines.edu).

* The Rates and Dates Laboratory is recruiting for two funded graduate students (1 MS, 1 PhD) interested in reconstructing deglacial retreat in West Antarctica and/or Colorado. Prospective students can apply through the Geochemistry Program,https://geochem.mines.edu/graduate-degree-programs/ the Hydrologic Sciences & Engineering Programhttps://hydrology.mines.edu/graduate-program/, or the Department of Geology and Geological Engineeringhttps://geology.mines.edu/graduate-programs/master-of-science/. Contact: Ryan Venturellihttps://geology.mines.edu/project/ryan-venturelli/ (venturelli@mines.edu).

* The Marshall Lab Grouphttps://people.mines.edu/adriennemarshall/ is recruiting one or more funded PhD students to work on projects related to climate change impacts on water in the western U.S. Specific research areas will include the use of macroscale hydrologic models to better understand climate change impacts on hydropower, with potential additional projects addressing snow hydrology and model evaluation. Prospective students can apply through the Hydrologic Sciences & Engineering Programhttps://hydrology.mines.edu/graduate-program/ or the Department of Geology and Geological Engineeringhttps://geology.mines.edu/graduate-programs/master-of-science/. Contact: Adrienne Marshall (adriennemarshall@mines.edu).

* The Martin Grouphttps://eileenrmartin.github.io/ is recruiting one funded PhD student to work on projects related to large-scale, autonomous geophysical monitoring of permafrost and glacier regions. Specific research will focus on creating new fiber-optic-based sensor techniques (seismic and electromagnetic) and high-throughput data analysis methods. Prospective students can apply through the Department of Applied Math and Statisticshttps://ams.mines.edu/graduate-program/, the Department of Geophysicshttps://geophysics.mines.edu/graduate-program/, or the Hydrologic Science and Engineering Programhttps://hydrology.mines.edu/graduate-program/. Contact: Eileen Martin (eileenrmartin@mines.edu).

* The Mines Glaciology Laboratoryhttps://glaciology.mines.edu/ is recruiting one funded PhD student to work on a new NSF-funded project investigating Antarctic ice stream slow down and stagnation processes using geodetic, seismic, and data science techniques. Prospective students can apply through the Hydrologic Sciences & Engineering Programhttps://hydrology.mines.edu/graduate-program/ or the Department of Geophysicshttps://geophysics.mines.edu/graduate-program/. Contact: Matt Siegfried (siegfried@mines.edu).

* The Mines Surface Hydrodynamics Laboratoryhttps://people.mines.edu/ejanderson/ is recruiting one funded PhD student to investigate climate-driven changes in hydrodynamic and ice conditions in Earth’s largest lakes. Prospective students can apply through either the Hydrologic Science and Engineering Programhttps://hydrology.mines.edu/graduate-program/, the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineeringhttps://cee.mines.edu/graduate-programs/, or the Department of Geophysicshttps://geophysics.mines.edu/graduate-program/. Contact: Eric Anderson (ejanderson@mines.edu).

* The Dugan Geomechanics Group is recruiting one funded PhD student to investigate the dynamics of onshore-offshore aquifers and their response to sea-level rise. Prospective students can apply through the Hydrologic Science and Engineering Programhttps://hydrology.mines.edu/graduate-program/ or the Department of Geophysicshttps://geophysics.mines.edu/graduate-program/. Contact: Brandon Dugan (dugan@mines.edu).

* The Mines Glaciology Laboratoryhttps://glaciology.mines.edu/ is recruiting one funded MS student to work on a collaborative NASA projecthttps://mrsiegfried.github.io/projects/dsi/ aimed at quantifying and characterize the major sources of measurement bias and uncertainty in NASA remote sensing tools used to investigate cryospheric processes and change at the Earth’s poles. Prospective students can apply through the Hydrologic Sciences & Engineering Programhttps://hydrology.mines.edu/graduate-program/ or the Department of Geophysicshttps://geophysics.mines.edu/graduate-program/. Contact: Matt Siegfried (siegfried@mines.edu).

* The Hogue Grouphttps://people.mines.edu/thogue/ is recruiting one funded MS student interested in exploring the connections between natural forest disturbances (e.g., wildfire, beetle kill, drought) and surface water availability. This project will use geographic information systems (GIS) to process both ground-based and remotely sensed hydrologic and land-cover datasets for hydrologic modeling of forested basins in southwest Colorado. Prospective students can apply through the Hydrologic Science and Engineering Program.https://hydrology.mines.edu/graduate-program/ Funding can support hourly independent study positions or an MS thesis research assistantship depending on student interest and availability. Contact: Terri Hogue (thogue@mines.edu).

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