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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Monash University on Weather in Climate Models

From Michael Reeder <>
Cc Christian Jakob <>
Date Wed, 13 May 2015 16:19:57 +1000

Monash University, Australia
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment 

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
The Representation of Weather in Climate Models

Fixed term 2 year position

Although rainfall is intermittent in both time and space, the timing and location are generally determined by synoptic and mesoscale structures (weather systems).  Even so, it is unclear how well General Circulation Models (GCM) represent these structures and how well these structures are tied to the model-generated rainfall.  The current project focuses on a particular class of mesoscale structures, convergence lines, and investigates their links to convection, especially in the tropics.  The research group at Monash University has developed methods to automatically identify convergence lines in models and data, and these methods will be applied to a range of GCMs, including Australia's national climate model, the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator (ACCESS).  The goals of the research are to better understand the relationship between convergence lines and rainfall, to evaluate the capacity of CGMs to model this relationship, and use the result to identify sources of model error.

For more information see


Michael Reeder
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Room 219
9 Rainforest Walk
Monash University, Vic 3800, Australia
ph  +61 3 9905 4464

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