|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Mon, 21 Feb 2011 10:02:42 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... Post-doctoral position at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium Improvement and validation of cloud microphysics in a regional climate model Profile PhD with an experience in atmospheric or climate modelling. Function The post-doctoral research will be centred on developments of the regional climate model CCLM (<http://www.clm-community.eu>) regarding cloud processes. This model is currently being used at our institute by several researchers, and is supported by a large network of research centres in Europe. Cloud and aerosol processes play a major role in climate and air quality, and improving their representation is of primary importance to reduce uncertainties in climate projections. The research will build on existing experience regarding the parameterisation of aviation induced cloudiness. It is an opportunity to investigate key issues of climate system modelling. The main tasks of the researcher will all relate to the CCLM model, and will be: - Implementation of a new two-moment cloud microphysics scheme designed by Seifert & Beheng (2005, Met. and Atm. Phys. 92, pp 45–66), comparison with the existing one-moment scheme and validation of the humidity and radiation fields; - Implementation of hail and graupel hydrometeors in the cloud microphysics scheme, testing based on sensitivity studies; - Implementation of a revised contrail parameterisation, based on the work recently done at our institute by Andrew Ferrone (see e.g. <http://www.pa.op.dlr.de/tac/2009/proceedings/169-216.pdf>). The framework for this is the MACCBET project (“Modelling Atmospheric Composition and Climate for the Belgian Territory”) in which three other Belgian laboratories are involved: the KULeuven, the VITO, and the Royal Meteorological Institute. Qualification PhD in atmospheric physics or related discipline; expertise in numerical modelling is required. Autonomy as well as capacity for team work are essential. The candidate should have a good knowledge of Fortran and UNIX scripts and be familiar with climate data processing and visualization. Familiarity with high performance computing would be an asset. Duration This work is funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office under the project MACCBET. The initial contract duration will be one year, extensible to a total of at least 3 years. Place of work The work will take place under the supervision of Prof. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele at the “Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research” (TECLIM), a centre of excellence on climate research that is part of the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. The Institute is located in Louvain-la-Neuve, building Marc de Hemptinne, Chemin du Cyclotron, 2 (25 km south of Brussels, easily accessible by train). See <http://www.uclouvain.be/teclim> Salary The salary is based on a legal scale, and is of the order of 45 to 50000 Euros per year before taxes. Application Applications should be sent to <email@example.com> as early as possible and before March 15, with “MACCBET application” for subject, a CV, motivation letter, and name, e-mail, and phone numbers of two potential referees.
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