|From||"Roger Brugge" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Tue, 22 Oct 2013 08:16:54 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... POSTDOC vacancy (Temporary position) Date 11 october 2013 Number KNMI 2013/10 At the Global Climate Division of the KNMI in De Bilt, the Netherlands, there is a temporary position for: Postdoc General information Climate research at KNMI is aimed at observing, understanding and predicting changes in the climate system. Within the Global Climate division, large-scale climate variability is studied, including the effects of climate change. The research activities in the group focus on quantifying decadal to centennial climate variability, studying feedbacks in the earth system, development of global climate scenarios and development of monthly, seasonal and decadal predictions. The group is internationally recognized in the fields of climate extremes, regional sea level changes, atmospheric dynamics and land processes. Job information As part of the Netherlands Polar Programme, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) finance the research project “Validating recently- developed twenty-first century regional sea level projections using satellite observations”. A recently developed unique series of patterns for twenty-first century regional sea level change display several characteristic common features. However, significant uncertainties in the patterns’ amplitude remain, mainly due to uncertainties in the ice sheet contributions. Here we aim to assess the quality and merits of these regional projections by a detailed analysis of satellite observations, arguing that that twenty-year record must have captured ~10-30% of the projected twenty-first century rise. Notably, the observed regional trends in sea level do not resemble the projections, as trends induced by global warming are masked by natural climate. Within this project, the long-term regional sea level change will be extracted from the altimetry record by filtering out the dominant modes of natural variability using observations and model reanalyses. The resulting filtered signal, which expectedly contains the sought-after forced regional trends, is then compared to the developed sea level projections. Moreover, taking advantage of our detailed knowledge of the sea level patterns associated with the individual contributions (ocean expansion, glacier melt, Greenland and Antarctic ice sheet mass losses, and groundwater extraction) we analyze which scenario is most likely to be ongoing. The outcomes will benefit policy makers involved in coastal management worldwide. The postdoctoral researcher will work at the Global Climate Division, under supervision of dr. C.A. Katsman. Required For this position, a PhD degree in physical oceanography, remote sensing or related subject is required. Experience with numerical modeling and/or handling of large data sets is preferred. The candidate is fluent in written and spoken English, and capable of presenting the results of the project at international conferences and in peer-reviewed international journals. Preferably, she/he already has published several scientific papers. Working place: De Bilt Salary: Max € 4.380,72 gross per month (schaal 11) Details The appointment is temporary for a period of three years. More information can be obtained from Caroline Katsman, telephone number +31 30 2206715, e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Applications should be sent before 2 November 2013 by e-mail with reference to vacancy number KNMI 2013/10 to <email@example.com>
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