Drivers of Variability in Atmospheric Circulation Announcement of Opportunity: European Climate

Closing date for outline proposals: 16:00 on 23 January 2014

Closing date for full proposals: 16:00 on 24 April 2014

Outline proposals are invited under a new Research Programme - Drivers of Variability in Atmospheric Circulation: European Climate

This four-year programme aims to understand at a process level the drivers of variability in atmospheric circulation, and use this knowledge to improve models and predictions of European climate on seasonal to decadal timescales. It will try to explain the recent harsh winters, heat waves and wet summers that the UK has experienced by exploiting large-scale observations combined with climate modelling and theoretical work.

£2·2m is available to fund two projects, at least one of which will focus on summer variability. The UK Met Office will provide in-kind contributions of model output and resources to facilitate joint working with complementary projects.

Please see the Announcement of Opportunity and Outline proforma documents below for full details of the call and how to apply.

Announcement of Opportunity (PDF, 193KB)

Outline proforma (Word, 101KB)

The closing date for outline proposals: 16:00 on 23 January 2014

For further information please contact:

Simon Howe
01793 418015