Thesis topic proposal
Tamás Mátyás Gál
Evaluation of the effect of climate change on urban areas


Institute: University of Szeged
earth sciences
Doctoral School of Geosciences

Thesis supervisor: Tamás Mátyás Gál
Location of studies (in Hungarian): University of Szeged
Abbreviation of location of studies: SZTE

Description of the research topic:

Numerous studies concentrate on the modeling the effect of climate change at global and regional scales, however because of urban climate phenomena the climate parameters are differs appreciably in case of cities in local scale. Therefore it is crucial to downscale the global and regional climate predictions into urban areas in order to evaluate the local scale effects and expected changes. The specific aim of this research is to apply existing modelling and GIS techniques in this downscaling process in the example of different style of urban areas from different areas of the world. Based on the experiences of this process the second aim is to develop new methods for downscaling and forecast. Finally review and refine the general climate change mitigation strategies for urban areas based on the result of this study. For the success of this research the applicant have to be experienced in some of the following fields: data processing of global and regional climate model outputs, GIS techniques, working in Linux environment (supercomputers) and programing (e.g. Python, Fortran, Shell). Applicant must have English language certification.

Required language skills: English
Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2022-04-30

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