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[Met-jobs] Met Office: Scientist – OBR (Observation Based Research)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Fri, 24 Aug 2012 09:21:21 +0000

Met Office
Scientist – OBR (Observation Based Research)
£25,500 up to £35,040 for exceptional candidates + benefits
Exeter, Devon

The quality of Met Office products depends on the quality of the forecast 
models that
allow us to predict the weather and climate. The models need to accurately 
represent
key processes in the atmosphere like the formation of clouds or the effects of 
aerosol on
air quality. The models also need observations from a range of sources including
satellites. In this unique role you will work with a team of experts using the 
Facility for
Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (www.faam.ac.uk) aircraft to gather 
observations
of the atmosphere. Using state of the art instruments like Lidars, optical 
particle counters
and microwave radiometers you will gather these observations and conduct 
research in
to how the atmosphere works and use these observations to assess the 
performance of
the forecast models. Some of your research may involve working with prototype 
satellite
instruments, flying them on the research aircraft and conducting research in to 
how to
use these observations effectively in forecast models. Your expertise in 
instrumentation
and research will allow you to work with a team dedicated to improving the
understanding of the atmosphere and improving the representation of the 
atmosphere in
forecast models. You will fly on the research aircraft both in the

Please see the attachment for details.

Attachment: OBR Scientist - August 2012 - Final.pdf
Description: OBR Scientist - August 2012 - Final.pdf



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