|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Tue, 21 Aug 2012 08:23:29 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... The Meteorological Institute of the University of Bonn is an internationally renown institute in the field of atmospheric research and remote sensing. The University of Bonn, in cooperation with partners throughout Germany, is proud to announce a new initiative on High Definition Clouds and Precipitation for Climate Prediction, HD(CP)2. In support of this initiative, up to fifty scientists are sought, with expertise spanning a wide range of topics, from meteorology to climate science, from computational fluid dynamics to high performance computing, from remote sensing to data integration and coordination. HD(CP)2 has three components: (i) to develop the capacity to simulate climate processes using the next generation earth-system model, ICON, at grid resolutions of hundreds of meters, over large areas such as northwest Europe; (ii) to integrate data from observational sites around northwest Europe for the evaluation of these simulations; (iii) to develop techniques for using the results from these simulations to develop state-of-the-art parameterizations for use in conventional climate models. The simulations performed through the HD(CP)2 initiative are expected to be among the most advanced, and most computationally demanding, of any simulations performed world-wide, and provide opportunities to work at the exciting interface between state of the art high-performance computing and numerical simulations of clouds and convection, on some of the most profound and pressing questions in all of climate science. In support of the HD(CP)2 initiative the University Bonn intends to fill 3 open positions to begin after October 1st 2012: 1. 1 Post-Doc for 3 years, TV-L E13: Based on combined radar and satellite based 4D composite this subproject aims for an observational process-oriented and object-based climatological data base for precipitation systems tracked over their lifetime. The procedures developed for the observational data base will be implemented as an online HD(CP)2–model output generator. Thus HD(CP)2 observations and -model output will lead to a twin precipitation system climatology, which will be exploited in a physical-statistical comparison to evaluate the model. 2. 1 Post-Doc for 3 years, TV-L E13: This workpackage contributes to HD(CP)2 by providing a holistic view of macroscopic and microscopic developments during the lifecycle of a precipitation system. The 4D radar composite is inspected for polarimetric ﬁngerprints for microphysical processes like coalescence, aggregation, evaporation in order to ﬁnalize the macrosopic process-oriented climate reference (see position 1) with the microphysical precipitation generation process. This information will be used to assess the accuracy of parameterisations for precipitation generation in climate models and to support the research of HD(CP)2 members in advanced parameterization. 3. 1 PhD, 3 years, 1/2 TV-L E13: To derive cloud and precipitation liquid water content ﬁelds a total of four nearly identical cloud radar systems accompanied by microwave radiometer will be operated in coordinated scanning and vertically pointing modes. Additionally, a set of at least 4 sky imagers with strongly overlapping viewing areas will provide 4D cloud boundary morphology and will serve to interpolate the physical cloud ﬁelds between full radar scans. Statistical and physically based tools will be developed to interpolate the observations into the regular grid of the HD(CP)2 model. The applicants should also have a university degree in natural sciences and have completed a dissertation (position 1+2) in meteorology, physics, or related fields. Ideally, the candidates should be experienced in radiation and cloud processes and remote sensing, especially in radar meteorology and satellite retrievals (1+2). We offer a creative and productive working atmosphere, and an interdisciplinary topic which is carried out in close cooperation with participating institutions of the HD(CP)2 initiative and the Hans-Ertel Centre for Weather Research. The envisioned starting date of the HD(CP)2 initiative is October 1st, 2012. The job postings will be open until filled. The salaries are based on the German public servant's salary scale. Part-time employment may be arranged. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, preference will be given to disabled persons. We are committed to increase the fraction of female scientists and therefore encourage female applicants to apply. Interested candidates should send their complete application (including CV, cover letter describing their background, training and research interests, certificates, and contact information of two references) as soon as possible to the following email addresses, or contact us for more information: Dr. Silke Trömel Hans-Ertel Centre for Weather Research Atmospheric Dynamics and Predictability Branch, University Bonn Auf dem Hügel 20 53121 Bonn, Germany Phone: +49 (0)228 735779 E-Mail <email@example.com> Prof. Clemens Simmer Meteorological Insitute Auf dem Hügel 20 53121 Bonn, Germany Phone: +49 (0)228 735181 E-Mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Please note that applications will not be archived and are only returned on request.
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