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[Met-jobs] OBR (Observation Based Research) Scientist, Cardington, UK

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:35:32 +0000

Met Office

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

Cardington, Bedfordshire

The role
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 occurring in the atmosphere, to enable us to provide the general 
public
and our customers with the most relevant and up-to-date meteorological 
information.
In this unique role you will work with a team of experts here at our Cardington 
research
station as you carry out a range of ground based weather observations. Using 
state of
the art instruments like surface energy flux stations (up to 50m altitude), 
Doppler Lidars,
microwave radiometers, a tethered weather balloon system, an instrumented van, 
and a
small unmanned aircraft (UAS), you will gather these observations and conduct 
research
in to how the atmosphere works. You’ll then use these observations to assess 
and help
us improve the performance of our Numerical Weather Prediction and Climate 
models.
Aside from analysing the captured data and undertaking experiments, you’ll also 
spend
some of your time conducting research to develop new instruments which will 
allow us to
harness even more information from the atmosphere in the future.

Please see attachment for further details.

Attachment: OBR Scientist - January 2013 - Approved.pdf
Description: OBR Scientist - January 2013 - Approved.pdf



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