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PhD opportunity at ETH Zurich – PhD Opportunity

Employer: ETH Zurich

Posted: 10 Sep 2013

The anthropogenic effects of dams and hydropower system operation on streamflow and sediment fluxes in the Upper Rhone Basin will be quantified by hydrological modelling using a fully distributed physically-based approach. This PhD will develop hypotheses for the production and routing of coarse and fine sediment, support these by field observations, and implement in a watershed model to make statistical predictions of change. Modelling will be supported by evidence of change in hydroclimatology in the past 100 years from long-term instrumental records.

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The ideal candidate will have a MSc degree in civil/environmental engineering or earth sciences. He/she will have a strong background and interest in numerical methods and experience in their application for simulation (coding skills are required), advanced statistics, fluvial processes.

Last Modified: 2015 May 14