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ModElling the Regional and Global Earth system — MERGE

MERGE is a collaboration between:Lund University, University of Gothenburg, Rossby Centre/SMHI, Linnaeus University, Chalmers University of Technology and Royal Institute of Technology.

MERGE is a strategic research area hosted by the Faculty of Science at Lund University. Reliable modelling of the Regional and Global Earth system is of utmost importance for society. Even though climate science is sufficiently robust to justify action on climate change mitigation and adaptation, the need to narrow down uncertainties that are central to assessing climate change and its impacts persists. Such uncertainties pertain to climate sensitivity, Earth System feedbacks and interactions and to incomplete understanding of key climate forcings and the interplay of physical and biological climate/Earth System components. This can be tackled with research that in turn supports mitigation and adaptation efforts on global, regional and local arenas.

The vision of MERGE is to establish and develop a major multidisciplinary climate/Earth System modelling node with world leading science and research education on climate/terrestrial biosphere interactions (including vegetation, land use, biogeochemical cycles and aerosols). This is accompanied by societal dialogue in the spirit of social learning by both scientists and stakeholders.

MERGE aims to:

  • Strategic research on key global and regional Earth System models, focusing on the terrestrial biosphere as a critical climate system component, leading to Improved local, regional and global climate models with climate/vegetation interactions;
  • Key contributions in national and international arenas, and fostering a new generation of scientists skilled in Earth System science and advanced climate modelling;
  • Improve the societal relevance and use of climate model research and results.

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    Last modified 11 Mar 2014

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    Open position

    Postdoctoral position in modeling of bioaerosols, clouds and climate

    MERGE focuses on development of a new generation of climate models and their application, with emphasis on the terrestrial biosphere as a part of the climate system. A major challenge is to quantify how vegetation on land will respond to climate change, altering natural emissions of primary and secondary biogenic aerosols. This might make clouds more reflective and extensive.

    The modeling for the position will be a link between our detailed high-resolution aerosol-cloud models and the climate models.

    Read more and apply here

    Last day of applying: 2014-04-13

    Guest Research Program

    Read more about the guest reasearch program

    MERGE (CEC) guest researchers


    Markku Rummukainen

    Coordinator and Professor
    Phone 046- 222 96 84

    Anna Kristiansson

    Communication officer
    Tel. 046- 222 93 12

    Lund University, Box 117, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden. Tel: +46 (0)46 222 00 00