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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity at NCAR (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Tue, 15 Mar 2011 08:56:19 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...


We seek a Postdoctoral Fellow who will be supported for two years by a
collaborative EaSM project at the National Center for Atmospheric
Research (NCAR) in
Boulder, Colorado.

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. Sungsu Park at NCAR. The
candidate will have an opportunity to visit the Pacific Northwest
National Laboratory (PNNL) in
Richland, Washington, for 3-6 months in order to work closely with the
other project members,
Dr. Xiaohong Liu and Dr. Phil Rasch.


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 physical
understanding of cloud processes
(e.g., moist turbulence, aerosol activation, cloud macro-microphysics
processes) and
atmosphere-ocean interaction. The research emphasis will be on (1)
understanding how cloud-
scale turbulence and cloud macrophysics processes influence aerosol
activation and cloud
microphysics processes and (2) how cloud-SST feedback over the North
Pacific and
associated decadal climate variability are influenced by the simulated
AIE in the coupled

Applicants are required to submit (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) 1-2 page
statement of
research interest, and (3) the names and contact information of 3
individuals whom we may
contact for reference letters.

View detailed job description at
<>. Initial
consideration will be given to applications received prior to April 1,
2011. Thereafter,
applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis. Apply online
(reference tracking code
#11081). We value diversity. AA/EOE

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