|From||"Roger Brugge" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:23:42 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... The Division of Climate and Environmental Physics, Physics Institute, University of Bern, opens a position for a PhD student in Earth System Modeling of the Past In the framework of the groups of Climate and Environmental Physics and the Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research the candidate will explore the climate variability of the past millennium and future with particular focus on extreme events. One key question is whether and how extreme events of key variables of the climate system changed in the past and will change in the future. Further, the candidate will investigate the underlying mechanisms being responsible for such changes. As a starting point basic indicators such as frost days, summer days, tropical nights, heavy precipitation day, and consecutive dry days, but also dynamical features such as cyclones their characteristics and atmospheric blocking. Therefore, the Community Earth System Model (CESM) provided by Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will be used to perform scenario and sensitivity simulations. Tasks: * Perform CESM experiments for the future with different emission scenarios. * Perform sensitivity experiments with CESM. * Analysis of the atmospheric circulation, blocking, eddies, and weather statistics. * Apply extreme value statistics to model and analyze output. Requirements: * Diploma or Master degree in physics, meteorology, or environmental sciences. * Computer skills in some or all of FORTRAN, MATLAB, R/S-Plus, NCL, and shell-programming on Unix or Linux platforms. * Experience with large data sets and climate modeling. * Fluency in English (written and spoken). * Strong motivation and ability to carry out research in an interdisciplinary environment. * Strong reporting skills. * Knowledge in CESM or another Atmosphere Ocean General Circulation model and extreme value statistics is an advantage. Project start and place: * Climate and Environmental Physics, Physics Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland. * The project will start on 1st September 2013 or by agreement. Employment: The position will be funded for three years. The employment and salary is subject to the conditions of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Application: The application documents contain your Curriculum Vitae, copies of your Diploma/Master marks/certificate and thesis, as well as a statement of interest (1 page). Please attach two names of referees (including their addresses and emails). The closing date of the application is 15. August 2013. Prof. Thomas Stocker Physics Institute University of Bern Sidlerstrasse 5 CH-3012 Bern Please send an electronic application (in one pdf-file!) to PD Christoph Raible (<firstname.lastname@example.org>)
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