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[Met-jobs] Open PostDoc Position at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (Germany)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:43:00 +0000

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Open PostDoc position

at Theoretical Cloud Physics Group, Institute for Atmospheric Physics,
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany

Ice processes in clouds - investigations using multiscale asymptotics

Project summary:

This project is part of the new initiative "HD(CP)2: High definition
clouds and precipitation for advancing climate prediction" of the German
Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), which is dedicated to
theoretical investigations and high-resolution climate modelling
(spatial resolution of order O(100 m)) aiming at advanced
parametrisations for the representation of clouds and precipitation in
coarser models.

In this project ice processes in clouds will be investigated using
methods of multiscale asymptotics. For this purpose, equations for
dynamics in atmospheric flows will be coupled with cloud microphysics
including the ice phase. In the course of the asymptotic analysis,
characteristic length and time scales and associated dominant processes
on these scales will be identified. The new findings and related reduced
sets of equations will be applied for some typical situations, essential
for our understanding of processes and feedbacks in clouds containing
ice particles.

This project is collaboration between Johannes Gutenberg University
Mainz (Prof. Peter Spichtinger) and Freie Universitaet Berlin (Prof.
Rupert Klein), the position is located at Johannes Gutenberg University
Mainz, Germany.

This project has a duration of 3 years, starting preferably in January
2013. The salary for this position will be 100% E13 TVL.

Required qualifications are:
- PhD in meteorology/atmospheric physics (theoretical meteorology),
applied mathematics (mathematical modelling) or engineering (theoretical
fluid dynamics)
- Experience in a higher programming language
- Interest in interaction of dynamics and cloud processes

Desirable qualifications would be:
- Experience in asymptotic analysis and/or
- Modelling of moist processes, including ice phase

Applications with CV and names of 2-3 references should be sent via
email to Prof. Peter Spichtinger (<>) and Prof.
Rupert Klein (<>). Applications will be
screened immediately until the position is filled.

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