Specifications - (explanation)
|Function types||PhD positions|
|Scientific fields||Natural Sciences|
|Hours||38.0 hours per week|
|Job number||ESG CWK-0240|
|About employer||Wageningen UR (University & Research centre)|
The geomorphology of tropical rivers has received insufficient attention when compared to related scientific disciplines. Scientists focussing on tropical water management and on global concerns of biodiversity and carbon cycling generally cope with an incomplete understanding of the physical hydrosystem, and the associated geomorphology. The Kapuas River represents a large meandering river in an area hosting peat bogs and a lakes region. The main objective of the PhD study is to identify the key environmental factors and hydrodynamic processes controlling downstream changes in meander behaviour in the Kapuas River.
We are looking for a PhD candidate with a keen interest both in geomorphology and in computational fluid mechanics. The approach consists of a systematic geographic analysis, hydrographic field surveys of selected meander bends, hydrodynamic and morphodynamic modeling, and a synthesis with findings from three associated research projects. In the first 18 months, field data will be collected in the Kapuas region. Subsequently, complex flow patterns, turbulence structures and morphodynamic developments observed in selected meander bends will be simulated using a state-of-the-art model. The last year is dedicated to analysis and writing of the thesis.
The PhD candidate will work in a team consisting of 3 PhD researchers and a Postdoc, all part of the overarching project ‘Hydrology-geomorphology links in the Kapuas River System’.
Conditions of employment
For more information on the research contact: Dr. A.J.F. (Ton) Hoitink (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Are you interested? Please apply online (including your detailed Curriculum Vitae) before 9 December 2012.
Contract type: Temporary, 48 maanden
Wageningen UR (University & Research centre)
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