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[Met-jobs] Graduate Research Assistantship available in Airborne Cloud Observations at San Jose State University

From Minghui Diao <diao@ucar.edu>
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Date Fri, 6 Mar 2015 01:55:25 -0700

Dear all,

 

I would like to call your attention to an open Graduate Research Position (Master’s Level) in airborne observations of cloud formation. The student will be exposed to field projects that include aircraft-based observations and integrated analysis of observational and modeling data.

 

The student's tasks include i) analyzing aircraft-based observation data on cloud formation and cloud-aerosol interactions, ii) comparing in situ observations with cloud-resolving model simulations, iii) quantifying the impact of anthropogenic aerosols on short-term extreme weather system development and long-term climate projection.

 

The deadline of Master’s Program in Meteorology Application is April 1 2015. Information of the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University can be found at http://www.sjsu.edu/meteorology. Detailed information on the program, the M.S. position and how to apply can be found at http://www.sjsu.edu/gape/

 

 

Dr. Minghui Diao

Advanced Study Program (ASP) / Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL)

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, CO, USA

Incoming Assistant Professor to the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA

Phone: (+1) 303-497-1070

Email: diao@ucar.edu

 

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The student will conduct analysis of aircraft-based measurements, including water vapor, aerosols, cloud droplets, ice crystals and chemical tracers. The goal is to improve the understanding of cloud formation, particularly high clouds, which remain one of the least well-simulated components in numerical modeling.

 

Linking observations with model simulations is the key component of this job. The tasks include:

 

i) Analyzing aircraft-based observation data on cloud formation and cloud-aerosol interactions;

ii) Comparing in situ observations with cloud-resolving model simulations;

iii) Quantifying the impact of anthropogenic aerosols on short-term extreme weather system development and long-term climate projection.

 

Job requirements:

 

- A Bachelor degree with a background in atmospheric science, physics, engineering or related technical disciplines

 

- Programming skills in at least one scientific programming language, e.g., Matlab, IDL, R, etc.

 

- Good knowledge of English and good communication skill

 

- Ability and willingness to participate in field projects

 

 

The following qualifications would be desirable:

 

- Experience in collecting and processing observational data sets

 

- Research experience and an academic publication record

 

 

For further questions please contact Dr. Minghui Diao (diao@ucar.edu).

 

An online application to the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University must be submitted to the graduate admission office via http://www.sjsu.edu/gape/. The application deadline is April 1 2015.

 

 

 



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