August 14, 2018 | Published by |

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Location: UNSW

Time: Flexible with preference for over the summer or within the first UNSW trimester of 2019

 

Sydney’s population is predicted to grow by 30% within twenty years, most of which is slated for the semi-rural fringes. The resulting urbanisation will adversely impact temperature and air quality in these areas of rapid population growth.

Currently there are few meteorological and air quality observational sites to adequately monitor the effects of this increased urbanisation on local weather and air quality.

The Schools Weather and Air Quality (SWAQ) network is placing instruments in Sydney schools to fill these gaps (www.swaq.org.au). This project will contribute to the development of the SWAQ network and assess the influences of spatial variability in  Sydney’s urban climate and air quality.

Requirements: We are looking for a student with GIS knowledge, statistical skills, and interest in urban environmental monitoring. Some familiarity in R or Python (or a willingness to learn) would be an advantage. The student need not be familiar with Sydney and we encourage any student interested in urban climate and air quality to apply.

 

If you are interested in this project, please fill out the application form.