|From||"Roger Brugge" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:02:13 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... Dear Colleagues, I am offering a post-doc position for a research project dealing with improvement and validation of cloud microphysics in a regional climate model Profile PhD with an experience in atmospheric or climate modelling. Function The post-doctoral research will be centred on developments of the regional climate model CCLM ( http://www.clm-community.eu ) regarding cloud processes. This model is currently being used at our Institute ( <http://www.climate.be> ), and is supported by a large network of research centres in Europe. Cloud and aerosol processes play a major role in climate and air quality, and improving their representation is of primary importance to reduce uncertainties in climate projections. The research will build on existing experience regarding microphysics schemes and the parameterization of aviation-induced cloudiness. It is an opportunity to investigate key issues of climate system modelling. The main tasks of the researcher will all relate to the CCLM model at convection-permitting scales, and will include: - Evaluation of one-moment and two-moment microphysics schemes for the simulation of contrails and aviation-induced cloudiness (based on the parameterisation developed at our Institute by Andrew Ferrone: <http://www.pa.op.dlr.de/tac/2009/proceedings/169-216.pdf> ) - Impact of cloud microphysics complexity on surface radiation, cloud cover and vertical humidity profiles. Evaluation of simulated cloud fields against satellite-retrieved cloud properties from CMSAF. - Capability of complex microphysics schemes to simulate extreme hail events in Belgium under current and future climates. This work will be in close collaboration with the radar division of the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium The framework for this is the MACCBET project (“Modelling Atmospheric Composition and Climate for the Belgian Territory”) in which three other Belgian laboratories are involved: the KULeuven, the VITO, and the Royal Meteorological Institute. See <http://ees.kuleuven.be/maccbet/> Qualification PhD in atmospheric physics or related discipline; expertise in numerical modelling is required. Autonomy as well as capacity for team work are essential. The candidate should have a good knowledge of Fortran and UNIX scripts and be familiar with climate data processing and visualization. Familiarity with high performance computing would be an asset. Duration This work is funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office under the project MACCBET. The initial contract duration will be one year (possibly extensible depending on further funding availability). Place of work The work will take place under the supervision of Prof. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele ( <http://www.climate.be/vanyp> and <http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jean-pascal-van-ypersele/19/a81/58> ) at the “Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research” (TECLIM), a centre of excellence on climate research that is part of the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. The Institute is located in Louvain-la-Neuve, building Mercator, Place Louis Pasteur, 3 (25 km south of Brussels, easily accessible by train). See <http://www.uclouvain.be/teclim> Salary The salary is based on a legal scale, and is of the order of 45 to 50000 Euros per year before taxes. Application Applications should be sent to <firstname.lastname@example.org> as early as possible and before April 1, with “MACCBET application” for subject, a CV, motivation letter, and name, e-mail, and phone numbers of two potential referees. Thank you for spreading this announcement. Prof. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele IPCC Vice-chair/Vice-président du GIEC Membre de l'Académie royale de Belgique (@JPvanYpersele on Twitter) Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) Earth and Life Institute (ELI) Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research (TECLIM) NEW : Place Louis Pasteur 3, (SC10 L4.03.08, Bâtiment Mercator, bureau B384) B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium E-mail: email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org is a valid alias) Tel: +32(0)10.47.32.96 Personal assistant: (Carine.Houedokoho@uclouvain.be), +32(0)10.47.33.04 Secretary of TECLIM: email@example.com, +32(0)10.47.32.97 Web: www.climate.be/vanyp, www.ipcc.ch, www.uclouvain.be/envi and www.cfdd.be Acknowledgement: The support given by the Belgian Science Policy Office (www.belspo.be) for the duration of my mandate as Vice-chair of IPCC is gratefully acknowledged.
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