Australia’s climate and volcanic eruptions
Volcanic eruptions have one of the largest impacts on our climate, but we still know very little about previous eruptions, how they change climate and how we can best model volcanoes. This project will help fill in gaps about volcanoes by examining the way the climate responded to eruptions in the past. For this project, you will be using palaeoclimate records, observations of Australian climate and global climate models to investigate how major volcanic eruptions have impacted us and our climate. This project would ideally suit a student with some experience of/interest in programming and visualisation, for example with MATLAB, Python, NCL, or IDL.
The Summer Research Internship
This internship program is for student to conduct supervised research for a six-week period during the summer break from November to February, with a break around the holidays. The scholarships are valued at $3,800 for the six-week research project.
Eligibility: second, third, or post-honours year and interested in pursuing honours or a postgraduate degree in climate system science.
For more information about entry requirements and how to apply, please visit: http://www.climatescience.org.au/content/331-undergraduate-summer-research-scholarships