November 2012
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[Met-jobs] Postdoc in Atmospheric Physics, Stuttgart, Germany

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:12:14 +0000

Postdoc in Atmospheric Physics
position for 3 years, with possible extension to 6 years in the
Working Group on Remote Sensing of the
Institute of Physics and Meteorology (IPM), Hohenheim University,
Stuttgart, Germany

Our lack of understanding of cloud and precipitation processes and the
crude parametrization of related processes in atmospheric models is
one of the major problems of climate simulation. HD(CP)2 (High
Definition Clouds and Precipitation for advancing Climate Prediction)
is a project of the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
that joins universities and research institutions in Germany to adress
this problem by new measurements and modeling studies with previously
unachieved resolution.

The HD(CP)2 prototype experiment aiming at the formation of clouds and
precipitation in the convective boundary layer is planned for spring
2013. Contributions of IPM to this ex-periment are measurements of 2D
and 3D thermodynamic fields. For this, we will employ two scanning
lidars systems for temperature and water vapor measurements. The
meas-urements will be made in synergy with other sensors of the
project partners (e.g., Doppler and aerosol lidars). The data analysis
provides – among other parameters – mean fields of temperature and
humidity as well as profiles of turbulent moments up to the 4th order
and co-variances like sensible and latent heat fluxes. For the data
products, a detailed error analysis will also be carried out.

The task of the postdoc is to support the field experiment and to
analyze the data collected by IPM as well as to merge them with other
remote sensing and in-situ measurements.

The optimum candidate should already have experience in active remote
sensing and boundary layer turbulence. A PhD in Mathematics, Physics,
or Earth Sciences or compa-rable achievements is required. If you
enjoy to work autonomously in an international, transdiciplinary team
of researchers and to perform field work in close coordination and
communication with scientists from various disciplines, we are looking
forward to your application.

In order to increase the percentage of women, female applicants with
equal qualifications will be preferred. The employment of severely
challenged persons with the same occupa-tional aptitude is favoured.
The position is open from now on and remains open until filled.

Please send you application documents, to

Dr. Andreas Behrendt
Institut für Physik und Meteorologie, Universität Hohenheim
Garbenstraße 30, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)711 / 459 – 22851

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