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[Met-jobs] 2 Postdoc Positions at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 12 Apr 2011 09:37:47 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The Earth Sciences Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
is seeking two Post-Doctoral Researchers:

(1) To join a world-class research team in its development of frameworks
for robust modeling of regional climate and hydrologic cycles. Our
research will improve the understanding of factors contributing to
uncertainties in simulating future changes in the regional hydrologic
cycle. The important science questions to be answered by this research
are 1) whether modeling frameworks that allow scale interactions through
global high resolution or variable resolution may be more skillful in
simulating the regional hydrological cycle in climate regimes dominated
by convection; and 2) whether models that couple atmosphere and ocean at
the regional scale are more skillful in simulating regional climate
variability in the west coast of North and South America. This research
is funded by the US Department of Energy and will provide the
opportunity for close collaboration with researchers at the Pacific
Northwest, Los Alamos and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.

(2) To conduct research on the atmospheric carbon cycle, atmospheric
dynamics, and climate models at regional to global scales. The
researcher will have broad leeway to define their project within a
larger project of observations and modeling in the U.S. Southern Great
Plains. Possible research topics include analyzing vertical transport in
regional and global models using atmosphere (airborne) observations of
CO2 mixing ratios, quantifying regional carbon cycle dynamics, isotopic
tracers as indicators of drought, and testing and improving GCM
radiation transfer schemes. As part of the DOE-funded ARM Climate
Research Facility, our group makes a comprehensive suite of airborne,
eddy flux, and tower measurements of carbon cycle gases that complement
other observations at the Facility of atmospheric state, radiation
fluxes, and dynamics. The selected individual will work with a team of
observationalists and modelers at Berkeley Lab and the University of
California, Berkeley, and well as external collaborators. Publication of
scientific results is an important component of the position.

  For more information or to apply, please contact Susan McAllister
(<sl_mcallister@lbl.gov>).



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