Intern Ideas

Hardware projects
  • Using Raspberry pi in scientific applications. See also
Desktop/information gathering projects
  • A heat pump in the Clutha as a centralized heating plant for Alexandra
Projects related to modelling
  • Using the SWIFT semi-empirical model for validating chemistry-climate models
  • Hysteresis in the climate system diagnosed with a simple climate model - a start was made by Simon Reifenberg
  • Global equity greenhouse gas emissions protocols evaluated with a simple climate model
  • The use of additional outputs from the MAGICC simple climate model for climate pattern scaling
  • To what extent do the CMIP5 global climate models agree in their simulation of polar amplification (or lack thereof) in the Arctic and Antarctic?
  • Working towards the development of a chemistry box model for Bodeker Scientific
  • Applications of the optimal estimation method to retrieve the spatial distribution of PM10 emissions over polluted cities e.g. Christchurch
  • Developing process-oriented approaches to use ground-, space- and balloon-based measurements to validate key components of Earth System Models
  • Implementing the SOCOL-AER chemistry-climate model
Projects related to data analysis
  • Validating Google Loon temperature measurements using COSMIC radio occultation measurements
  • Using combined surface and space-based infra-red spectra to retrieve vertical profiles of essential climate variables
  • Furthering the development of the Bodeker Scientific BDBP database - this is now part of the Bodeker Scientific contribution to the Deep South National Science Challenge
  • An object-oriented approach to describing projected future changes in rainfall over New Zealand - a start was made on this by Patrick Stoll
  • Evaluating the use of StratoBus as a platform for stratospheric measurements.
  • Conduct a validation of the PERSIANN data for March 2000 to December 2000 for the New Zealand region.
  • Assess the value of the MSWEP global precipitation data set for use in New Zealand.