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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Research position - Physical Oceanographer

From Emily Shuckburgh <emsh@bas.ac.uk>
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Date Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:46:56 +0000

Dear Colleagues,

I would be grateful if you could bring the following postdoctoral research position opportunity to the attention of anyone who may be interested. Apologies for any multiple postings of this notice.

Best regards,

Emily Shuckburgh


Postdoctoral Research position at the British Antarctic Survey - Physical Oceanographer - based in Cambridge, UK

Full details and application:
http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/employment/vacancies/job.php?tab=5&JobID=702

Closing date: 29 April 2012

The British Antarctic Survey is inviting applications for a 3-year postdoctoral research position to undertake data analysis to investigate dynamical processes in the polar oceans, with a particular focus on the Arctic Ocean.

This position will contribute to a project funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC): TEA-COSI (The Environment of the Arctic: Climate, Ocean and Sea Ice). The Arctic Ocean is predicted to be seasonally ice-free by the end of the century, and it will change radically as a consequence. Changes in the Arctic have the potential to affect remote climates, including the UK, by changing the nature of the thermohaline circulation, offering the risk of regional cooling against a background of global warming. The key is to quantify (for the present) and understand (for the future) the Arctic ocean’s import of heat, export of freshwater, and storage of both. Direct exposure of the ocean surface to wind forcing will increase the efficiency of momentum transfer, so the ocean will spin up on seasonal, and possibly longer, timescales. The ocean’s turbulent mixing will strengthen, and dense water formation rates will change. We do not know enough about the role of these processes in the present-day ocean and sea ice system to be able to predict with confidence what the future holds. The TEA-COSI project will provide a new and quantitative understanding these processes and their impacts on a future Arctic climate.

The postdoctoral researcher will focus on studying eddy properties, investigating eddy generation mechanisms and calculating eddy diffusivities for the Arctic Ocean. A variety of datasets will be available for analysis including temperature and salinity from ice-tethered profilers, historic velocity and hydrographic data, satellite altimetry data and velocity data output from an ocean-sea-ice general circulation model. There will be significant opportunity to collaborate with the other partners of the TEA-COSI project. The successful applicant will also be be expected to assist with polar ocean fieldwork relevant to the Open Oceans programme at the British Antarctic Survey as required.

Informal requests for further information may be addressed to Dr Emily Shuckburgh (emily.shuckburgh@bas.ac.uk).


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Dr Emily Shuckburgh
British Antarctic Survey
Email: emily.shuckburgh@bas.ac.uk
Tel: +44 1223 221544
www.antarctica.ac.uk/staff-profiles/webspace/emsh/

and

Department of Energy and Climate Change
3 Whitehall Place,
London, SW1A 2HD
Tel: +44 300 068 6960 (direct line) or +44 7717 512 200 (mobile)
Email: emily.shuckburgh@decc.gsi.gov.uk




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Dr Emily Shuckburgh
British Antarctic Survey
Email: emily.shuckburgh@bas.ac.uk
Tel: +44 1223 221544
www.antarctica.ac.uk/staff-profiles/webspace/emsh/

and

Department of Energy and Climate Change
3 Whitehall Place,
London, SW1A 2HD
Tel: +44 300 068 6960 (direct line) or +44 7717 512 200 (mobile)
Email: emily.shuckburgh@decc.gsi.gov.uk

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