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[Met-jobs] Research Fellow in Ice-phase Aerosol-Cloud Interactions

From "Field, Paul" <paul.field@metoffice.gov.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:52:06 +0000

Research Fellow in Ice-phase Aerosol-Cloud Interactions

 

University of Leeds -Environment

 

 

Fixed term for 3 years

 

Aerosol-cloud interactions introduce large uncertainty into efforts to predict the future climate. You will join a new team to investigate aerosol-cloud interactions in ice clouds developing an understanding of how aerosol perturbations affect ice dominated cloud fields. You will capitalise on a new high resolution (cloud permitting) aerosol-cloud interaction model based on the Met Office Unified Model coupled to the aerosol-chemistry representation developed at the University of Leeds. This new tool will enable you to explore the evolution of regional scale cloud fields. Understanding how aerosol perturbations feedback through changes to the thermodynamic and dynamic environment of extensive cloud fields is key to reducing the uncertainty in aerosol-cloud interactions.

 

Objectives of this position will include the exploration of different representations of ice nuclei (IN) and test against observations in fully coupled prognostic IN and cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) convection permitting simulations, and determining if there are any regime dependencies that lead to some physical processes dominating.

 

You will rapidly become an expert in the use and development of the UKCA-4a aerosol-cloud interaction model. This position will include the exploration of case studies and the proposal and testing of parametrization frameworks for representing aerosol-cloud interactions.

 

You will have a PhD (or close to submission) in a relevant branch of atmospheric or Earth System science with proven experience in numerical programming. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and have publication record of high quality peer-review journal articles.

 

University Grade 7 (£30,728 - £36,661 p.a.)

 

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Paul Field, tel +44 (0)113 343 7439, Email p.field@leeds.ac.uk.

 

Closing Date: 7 February 2014

 



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