|From||francoise guichard <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:52:27 +0200|
A 18-month post-doctoral position, funded by the ANR CAVIARS, is available at CNRM-GAME (CNRS and Météo-France) in Toulouse, France, for a starting date around July 2013. Topic: Gust winds and turbulence associated with convection in the Sahel Applicants must contact Françoise Guichard (email@example.com), Dominique Bouniol (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Fleur Couvreux (email@example.com) no later than 1 June 2013. Net salary will range from 2000 to 3000 €/m, depending on experience. DETAILS THE CAVIARS PROJECT (ANR) CAVIARS is a 4-year project funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) in France. The acronym stands for 'Climate, Agriculture and Vegetation: Impacts on Aeolian eRosion in the Sahel' and the project is motivated by the vulnerability of sahelian soils to wind erosion, which affects soil fertility and productivity capacities. The Sahel experimented major climatic fluctuations during the last decades, together with substantial changes in land use. CAVIARS aims to develop an integrated modelling tool allowing to specifically study the evolution of wind erosion during these decades, and its connections with climate and land use change. The project capitalizes on the AMMA (African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis) project which provides critical datasets for the study, either for validation or for input to the simulations. It involves several French laboratories as well as collaborations with researchers from European institutes. THE POSTDOC: SUBJECT AND REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Past studies demonstrated the major contribution of convective gusts to erosion. Such events occur mainly during short periods and are poorly represented in the wind fields that are currently used by simulations of dust emission. The first aim of the postdoc project is to develop a new formulation of the surface gust winds associated with convection that is well suited for semi-arid regions such as the Sahel. The approach will be based on a joint exploitation of in-situ data and convection-permitting simulations (including simulations which have been performed within the CASCADE UK project over West Africa and finer-resolution runs carried out with the MesoNH model over The Sahel). The formulation, or parametrization, is to be further applied in an off-line mode to meteorological reanalyses of surface wind speeds that feed the dust emission model. The work involves collaborations with researchers from other laboratories, in particular from the LISA in France and the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. The candidate will hold a PhD degrees in atmospheric physics with experience in convective and turbulent processes. Experience with mesoscale modelling and convective parametrizations would be greatly appreciated as well as capability in observational data handling. Good programming skills (FORTRAN90, Unix shell, graphic sofwares...) are required. Fluency in English is necessary. THE LABORATORY The centre national des recherches météorologiques - groupe d'études de l'atmosphère météorologique (CNRM-GAME) is the research centre of Meteo-France, the French weather service and also an unité mixte de recherche du CNRS.The laboratory hosts approximately 275 permanent positions (one third being research scientists), and about 60 students and visitors. The mesoscale meteorology group leads studies on mesoscale and microscale processes of the atmosphere and its interfaces. Research topics are cloud physics, boundary layer, soil-vegetation-atmosphere transfers, remote-sensing of continental surfaces, mesoscale predictability, high-impact weather events and climate change impacts. Research seeks to improve the representation of the mesoscale processes within numerical weather prediction and climate models through development and improvement of physical parametrizations. HOW TO APPLY Applicants will send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org:  a curriculum vitae (including research experience, publications and conferences, computing skills and different language practice…)  a brief statement of research interests  names and contact details (email + telephone number) of three referees
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