|From||"Roger Brugge" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Tue, 15 Mar 2011 08:55:12 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW We seek a postdoctoral scientist who will be supported for two years by a DOE- funded collaborative EaSM project at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington. Project Description: The aerosol indirect effect (AIE) remains one of the largest uncertainties in global climate models. The goal of this project is to systematically quantify some of the major uncertainties in the AIE associated with: 1) the treatment of cloud-scale turbulence that drives aerosol activation, 2) cloud macrophysics and microphysics, 3) aerosol processes, and 4) thermodynamic feedbacks. The NCAR Community Atmospheric Model version 5 (CAM5) will be used in this project, which includes advanced treatments for aerosols, clouds, turbulence and their interactions. CAM5 will also be used in its coupled configuration as the Community Earth System Model (CESM1) to explore consequences of the AIE to the coupled system. Position Description: The Postdoctoral Fellow will be supervised by Dr. Xiaohong Liu and Dr. Phil Rasch at PNNL. The candidate will have an opportunity to visit the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, for 3-6 months to work closely with the other project member Dr. Sungsu Park at NCAR. Requirements: The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in atmospheric sciences or related field and is expected to be a strong modeler with experience in running and analyzing model output. The candidate is also expected to have expertise in aerosol and/or cloud microphysics processes, and their interaction with climate. The research emphasis will be on (1) investigating how aerosol processes, aerosol-cloud interactions (e.g., cloud droplet activation and ice nucleation), and cloud microphysical processes influence AIE, and (2) exploring the role of aerosol and cloud microphysics processes important to AIE on decadal climate variability in the coupled system. Applicants should send (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) 1-2 page statement of research interests, and (3) the names and contact information of 3 references to Dr. Xiaohong Liu (email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>). For more information, please contact Xiaohong Liu by email or phone (509-372-4528). Initial consideration will be given to applications received prior to April 1, 2011. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as- needed basis.
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