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The topic of the PhD project will be the use of GRACE satellite gravity data for improving our under-standing of the global terrestrial water cycle. Together with eight other European research groups from remote sensing/geodesy and hydrological modeling, it will be part of the interdisciplinary DFG research unit GlobalCDA (Understanding the global freshwater system by combining geodetic and remote sensing information with modelling using a calibration/data assimilation approach).
The specific tasks of the PhD student at HCU will be (1) the generation of optimized GRACE data sets including specific uncertainty information to be used for hydrological model calibration and data assimilation and (2) the development of methods for the validation of model results against independent data sets (e.g. groundwater levels, soil moisture data).
The project will be co-supervised by Dr. Laurent Longuevergne (University of Rennes, France) and will offer the possibility for temporary research visits in France.
Expected competence and knowledge
- An above average university degree (M.Sc./Diploma) in geodesy, hydrology, mathematics or a related discipline
- Programming skills in at least one established programming language, experience in C/C++ are an advantage
- Interest in independent scientific research, data analysis, mathematical and statistical methods development, presentation and publication of research results
- Very good oral and written English skills