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[Met-jobs] Two post-doc positions at the National Observatory of Athens, Greece

From "Kostas Lagouvardos" <>
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Date Mon, 3 Feb 2014 18:55:18 +0200

Two (2) Post-doc positions in lightning meteorology, lightning nowcasting and forecasting, at the National Observatory of Athens, Greece


Supervisor: Dr Kostas Lagouvardos (Institute for Environmental Research, National Observatory of Athens, NOA)


Project: TALOS

Application deadline: 17 February 2014


Among the primary objectives of this project (TALOS: Thunder and Lightning Observing System) is:

(a)         To develop an operational tool for nowcasting/very short-term forecasting of lightning activity over Greece based on lightning data. This tool will provide real-time information on the lightning activity over Greece, while application of a lightning-tracking algorithm will allow providing very short-term forecasting (1-2 hours) of thunderstorm propagation.

(b)         To develop operational tool for forecasting lightning activity over Greece for the next 48 hours, based on parameters forecasted by WRF model, in operational use at NOA.

(c)         To work on the methodology, implementation and validation of a lightning assimilation technique applied to weather models with the aim to improve the quantitative precipitation forecasts.


This project is funded by the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology and it has duration of 17 months. Therefore, the two positions offer contracts of 17 month duration, each, starting in March 1st 2014, at NOA’s premises in the northern suburbs of Athens, Greece.


Candidates should hold a PhD in Atmospheric Science, Meteorology or a related field and preferably in the fields of numerical weather prediction and lightning. Very good knowledge of English is required, as well as expertise in working with Fortran and/or C in Linux/Unix environment.


Interested candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae and a recommendation letter by 17 February 2014 to Dr Kostas Lagouvardos





Dr. Kostas Lagouvardos

Research Director
National Observatory of Athens
Institute for Environmental Research
Lofos Koufou
Tel: 30 210 8109127,  Fax: 30 210 8103236
Weather forecasts: (in english)
or (in greek)
Weather forecasts for Europe: (in english)


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