Imperial College London

Course Introduction

Researchers are currently heavily involved in the analysis of the infrared emission spectrum of the Earth, measured at different times from a variety of spacecraft instruments; the idea is to search for small changes in these spectra, indicating changes in the radiative forcing of the Earth's climate; researchers are also working on the Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget (GERB) experiment which is flying on all 4 of the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) geostationary spacecraft, to make measurements of the Earth's radiation budget, for the first time from this orbit; studies are being undertaken of the cloud'radiative feedback, the effects of desert dust on the radiation balance, the diurnal cycle, the net radiative balance at the top of the atmosphere, and many other problems.

Course Additional Entry

2.1 Honours degree and Master's in a relevant subject area.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £20,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £3,924  Academic year. First year home fees