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[Met-jobs] Postdoc position in ocean tides

From Stephen Griffiths <>
Date Fri, 24 Jun 2011 13:28:42 +0100 (BST)

Research Fellow
High Resolution Global Modelling Of Ocean Tides
University of Leeds

Fixed term for 36 months, starting within six months from 1 July 2011

Applications are invited for a research fellowship funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) on the numerical modelling of ocean tides. The project involves the development of a new global numerical model of ocean tides, which fully resolves the so-called internal tides of the stratified ocean interior along with the well-known surface tides. The focus will be on implementing the shallow-water equations and specialist mathematical formulations for stratified flow over topography in an efficient way, permitting fast calculations at high resolution. The model will be used to enhance our understanding of present-day tidal energetics, and also to make direct predictions of how tides have evolved since the last Ice Age, in response to changes in coastal geometry and rising sea-level. This is an interdisciplinary project, combining ideas from applied mathematics, numerical analysis, geophysical fluid dynamics, and climate science.

You will work in close contact with the principal investigator (PI) Dr Stephen Griffiths, and will interact with other members of the Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics group in the Department of Applied Mathematics. The project also requires some collaboration with ocean and climate scientists working under the direction of Prof. Dick Peltier at the University of Toronto, Canada.

You should hold (or have submitted) a PhD in a relevant discipline (such as applied mathematics, fluid dynamics or physical oceanography), and have excellent programming skills. More specialist knowledge of geophysical fluid dynamics, internal waves, finite-element modelling or parallel programming is desirable.

University Grade 6 (£24,370 - £29,099 p.a) or University Grade 7 (£29,972 - £35,788 p.a.)

Closing date: 5 July 2011

Further information (and application details) are available at

using reference MAPMA0009.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Stephen Griffiths.

Stephen D. Griffiths
Room 8.18h
Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT
United Kingdom.

   tel: +44 113 343 5186
   fax: +44 113 343 4971

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