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[Met-jobs] NASA Goddard scientists seek postdoc to work on 3D shortwave radiative transfer as informed by ARM scanning radars

From Wiscombe Warren <warren.j.wiscombe@nasa.gov>
To <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Cc Marshak Alexander <Alexander.Marshak@nasa.gov>
Date Sun, 20 Nov 2011 01:03:02 -0500

NASA Goddard scientists seek postdoc to work on understanding spectral shortwave radiation using new ARM radars:

Drs. Alexander Marshak and Warren Wiscombe have been continuously funded by the Dept. of Energy ARM (now ASR) Program for over 20 years, and several postdocs have worked with them over this time and gone on to great career success.  They now seek a new postdoc to work with them for 3 years to conduct research on surface spectral shortwave radiation problems in a fully 3D cloud environment characterized by ARM's new scanning cloud radars.  A particular topic of interest will be the transition zone between cloud and clear.

Duties and Responsibilities:
o Combine and analyze data from the DoE Atmospheric Radiative Measurements (ARM) Program's new scanning radars, new shortwave spectrometers, and new microwave radiometers with a view to achieving radiative closure in a general 3D situation.
o Discover better representations of clouds in shortwave radiative transfer models and in parameterizations for climate models.

Knowledge and Skills:
o Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics or a related field
o Experience with atmospheric radiation transfer
o Experience with cloud microphysics (highly desirable)
o Knowledge of radar retrievals (desirable) but must be learned in any case.

How to apply: Applicants should submit a resume with three professional references to hr@usra.edu.
USRA (Universities Space Research Association) offers an excellent compensation package commensurate with experience and capabilities including generous fringe benefits.



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