|From||"Roger Brugge" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Tue, 15 Mar 2011 08:56:19 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW We seek a Postdoctoral Fellow who will be supported for two years by a DOE-funded 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. 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 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 system. 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 <http://tinyurl.com/NCAR-CGD-Postdoc-11081>. 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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