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[Met-jobs] Research Fellow in Large-Eddy Modelling, University of Leeds

From Peter Knippertz <>
Date Tue, 6 Nov 2012 22:21:21 +0000

University of Leeds, UK
School of Earth and Environment
Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science

Research Fellow
Project: Desert Storms

Fixed term for 33 months, start date 1 January 2013
We seek a motivated researcher to understand and quantify boundary-layer 
processes over the Sahara desert that affect the uplift and transport of dust, 
using large-eddy simulations. The Sahara is the world's largest dust source and 
plays an important role in the Earth System through interactions with 
radiation, clouds and the biosphere. This work is integrated in the ongoing 
"Desert Storms" research initiative at the University of Leeds that is funded 
through a European Research Council Starting Grant and aims at developing 
parametrisations for peak-wind generation to be used in climate and dust 
models. You will work alongside another research fellow and 3 PhD students 
studying a wide range of aspects of Saharan dust at Leeds. Collaborating with 
others in the UK and internationally, you will specifically quantify the 
distribution of peak surface winds associated with the break-down of low-level 
jets and dust devils. 

You will have a PhD (or be nearing completion) in some aspect of meteorology or 
atmospheric science, experience with the modelling, analysis and visualisation 
of atmospheric datasets, good communication skills, and the ability to work 
effectively as part of a team. Experience with programming on a unix/linux 
operating system is essential. You will be expected to show demonstrable 
commitment to publication of original results at an international level.
University Grade 7 (£30,122 - £35,938 p.a.)
Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Peter Knippertz, tel: +44 (0)113 
343 6422, email:
Closing Date: 27 November 2012
For more details and information on how to apply, please go to

Reference Number: ENVEE0139

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