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[Met-jobs] Met Office Job - OBR Scientist

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:09:12 +0000

Met Office
OBR (Observation Based Research) Scientist
£21,250 up to £29,100 pa for exceptional candidates + benefits
Exeter, Devon

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 in the atmosphere like the transfer of energy, 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 
thermal
infrared interferometers, visible 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 UK and overseas operating instruments or conducting your 
own
research.

Please see the attachment for details. 

Attachment: Met Office - OBR Scientist - April 2013.pdf
Description: Met Office - OBR Scientist - April 2013.pdf



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