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Back to the PhD!

The cruise report from JR265 (my trip down south) has now been published. If you want to read about the science, not just the bits I did, here is a link: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/208991/

I have been back in the UK almost a month now, so my PhD is back in full swing – or would be if I hadn’t caught fresher’s flu. You’d have thought that by my fifth year of being a student I’d have become immune. Apparently not!

I am studying detection and attribution of climate change. By looking at observations of climate variables, such as mean global temperature, climate change can be detected. By using models and statistical methods these changes can be attributed to a variety of factors, some natural and others caused by human influences.

You can read about attribution methods in more details in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report: http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/wg1/en/ch9.html

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