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[Met-jobs] Postdoc Position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Mon, 6 Aug 2012 21:05:42 +0000

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research

Role of Low-Level Clouds in the Accelerated Warming of the Great Lakes –
A Dual Observational and Regional Modeling Assessment

We are exploring the cause of the recent accelerated warming of the
Great Lakes in comparison to the overlying air.We are testing the
hypothesis that an earlier melt of lake ice leads to a warmer lake
surface in summer, diminished over-lake low-cloud / fog formation, and
greater surface downward shortwave radiation, supporting an accelerated
lake warming.The project is funded by the National Science Foundation
and is a collaborative effort between the University of
Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The successful candidate will perform and analyze climate simulations of
the Great Lakes region, using the International Centre for Theoretical
Physics (ICTP) Regional Climate Model Version 4 (RegCM4) coupled to both
a one-dimensional lake model and the Regional Ocean Model System
(ROMS).S/he must have strong scientific writing and programming skills
with an ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals.Regarding
programming skill, s/he must be experienced in Fortran, data analysis /
visualization software (e.g. NCL, GrADS, matlab, ferret), and various
data formats (e.g. netcdf, binary).Regional climate modeling experience,
particularly with RegCM4, is preferred. A Ph.D. in atmospheric science,
climatology, limnology, or a related field is desirable.

This is a two-year, full-time position. Salary is competitive and
commensurate with experience.Full benefits, including health insurance,
are provided.We wish to hire the new postdoctoral research associate
during Fall 2012.

We seek candidates who work well in a collaborative setting, have
excellent verbal and written communication abilities, and possess
creative problem-solving skills.

The Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research (CCR) is a leading
research center in the study of past, present, and future climates.
Established in 1962, CCR is home to 13 research scientists and
professors, 9 postdoctoral researchers, and 14 students who are actively
engaged in the physical, ecological, and societal impacts of climate

To apply, please send us a cover letter summarizing your research
interests and background, a CV that spells out this experience, and the
contact information for three references. This material should be sent
to Dr. Michael Notaro ( <>) at
the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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