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[Met-jobs] two-year postdoc modelling atmospheric greenhouse gases in Melbourne, Australia

From Peter Rayner <<prayner@unimelb.edu.au>>
To met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk
Date Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:07:08 +1100

 We seek a highly motivated and qualified researcher to join a new research 
group  
 as part of the Greenhouse Gas Monitor (GGM) project funded under the 
Australian   
 Space Research Programme. GGM will develop a cost-effective ground-based       
   
 instrument for measuring column-integrated CO2 concentrations for use in       
   
 satellite validation, numerical weather prediction and estimation of CO2 
sources  
 and sinks. The successful candidate will be employed by the University of      
   
 Melbourne in a team led by Prof. Peter Rayner. The candidate will be based at 
the 
 Bureau of Meteorology's and CSIRO's Centre for Australian Weather and Climate  
   
 Research and be co-supervised by Prof. John LeMarshall. The project is to 
analyze 
 atmospheric CO2 using the Australian Community Climate and Earth System 
Simulator 
 (ACCESS) Atmospheric Model used operationally within BOM. This is expected to  
   
 lead to improved analysis of temperature and water vapour as measured by       
   
 satellite and hence to improved forecasting.                                   
   
                                                                                
   
 The successful applicant will:                                                 
   
                                                                                
   
 1) Implement improved climatologies of CO2 in the ACCESS model (generated, for 
   
 example, by the Monitoring of Atmospheric Composition and Climate project) and 
   
 assess their impact on analysis and forecast.                                  
   
                                                                                
   
 2) Aid in the coupling of the transport model TM5 with the ACCESS model to 
allow  
 operational inclusion of near real-time CO2 measurements                       
   
                                                                                
   
 3) Implement bias correction schemes for current and future satellite CO2      
   
 products based on column integrated measurements from the GGM instrument and 
its  
 precursors.                                                                    
   

Salary is in the range $a56k--$a77k depending on the experience of the
candidate. the duration is 2 years. More information and the
application can be found at
http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/jobSearch.asp?stp=AW by searching for the
position number 0028277. the closing date for applications is Feb
13. for more information contact Peter Rayner (prayner@unimelb.edu.au)
but please do not submit applications directly to that address since
they may not be properly recorded. 
regards 
Peter Rayner


-- 
Peter Rayner
room 343 
School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, 3010, Vic, Australia
tel: work: +61 (0)3 8344 9708; fax: +61 (0)3 8344 7761 
mobile +61 402 752 379, skype: petermorag 
mail-to: prayner@unimelb.edu.au

and
CLIMMOD ENGINEERING
http://www.climmod.com
mail-to: Peter.Rayner@climmod.com



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