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[Met-jobs] Physical oceanography post at BAS

From "Nicholls, Keith W." <>
To "Nicholls, Keith W." <>
Date Fri, 1 Apr 2011 16:38:55 +0100

Dear Colleagues

The British Antarctic Survey, based at Cambridge in the U.K., is currently 
seeking a physical oceanographer to undertake a three-year study aimed at 
furthering our understanding of the turbulent boundary layer beneath Antarctic 
ice shelves. This study will involve a visit to Antarctica as a member of a 
small team, leaving in October 2011 and returning in February 2012.

The boundary layer beneath two ice shelves that float in differing 
oceanographic regimes will be investigated using a range of instruments 
installed via a hot-water drilled hole. The appointee will assist with the data 
collection and be responsible for processing and analysing the field data.

The appointee will use the data to calibrate a suite of vertical mixing schemes 
that relate vertical heat and salt transport through the boundary layer to far 
field oceanographic variables, ultimately deriving parameterisations suitable 
for use in numerical models.

Full details can be found at

Please bring this to the attention of anyone who might be interested in, and 
appropriately qualified for the post.  Any enquires should be addressed to 
Keith Nicholls (  The closing date for applications is 25th 
April 2011.

Best wishes

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