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[Met-jobs] Postdoc in Fire Research at Kings College London [focus on both modeling and measurement]

From ronan paugam <ronan.paugam@kcl.ac.uk>
To <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Cc Wooster Martin <martin.wooster@kcl.ac.uk>
Date Mon, 21 May 2012 18:00:57 +0100

A new Research Associate position is becoming available within the Research 
Cluster led by Professor Martin Wooster at King's College London (KCL), 
concentrating on the study of biomass burning using satellite Earth 
Observation, simulation modelling and in situ and remote sensing measurement 
techniques.

The Post is related to simulating vegetation fires and their observation by 
airborne or spaceborne infrared remote sensing - including their Fire Radiative 
Power (FRP).  It aims to understand relations between this and parameters such 
as the intensity of the fire and the observation geometry. The work will 
include the use of a fire front propagation model, CFD modeling (eg FDS: 
fire.nist.gov/fds/), a radiative transfer model (DART), and experiments at 
small 
(seehttp://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/geography/people/academic/wooster/20JGRcalibration.pdf)
 and larger scale 
(seehttp://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/11/11591/2011/acp-11-11591-2011.html).

There will be opportunities to collaborate with the team developing the DART 
model in CESBIO (France) and to contribute to a number of ongoing project in 
the KCL team (seehttp://wildfire.geog.kcl.ac.uk/   and publication examples at 
tinyurl.com/mwooster).

Applicants should have research experience in one or more of the following 
areas:  fire spread modelling, CFD, radiative transfer modelling, deployment of 
in situ measurement devices during field campaigns.

An understanding of biomass burning processes and effects would be useful, and 
candidates are expected to be able to work with large datasets, to write 
computer code (ideally IDL and/or Python) and to be able to communicate clearly 
in English.

A contract for at least 12 months will be provided in the first instance.

Application deadline is 01/06/2012.
Please contact Pr Martin Wooster for more details atmartin.wooster@kcl.ac.uk




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