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[Met-jobs] PHD position on climate modeling of hydrological extremes

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Date Mon, 1 Jun 2015 07:52:04 +0000

At the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute there is 4-year position for a PHD on climate modeling of hydrological extremes.

Short information about the position:

The candidate will work on the analysis of extreme weather events in two high resolution regional atmospheric modelling systems: RACMO2 and Harmonie. RACMO2 forms the basis of present-day climate scenarios such as issued by KNMI in 2014, and is applied at resolutions of 10 km and above. Harmonie is a non-hydrostatic model developed for higher resolution, presently used at 2.5 km resolution, and will be used in future scenario studies, with particular emphasis on scenarios of small scale precipitation extremes. In this project we will focus on developing  targeted, very detailed scenarios of local precipitation extremes in the Netherlands as well as severe drought conditions over Europe in consultation with end users, so called “Future Weather”.

We are looking for a candidate with a finished master degree in physics or applied mathematics, or equivalent study. The candidate should have experience with coding in Fortran, Pascal, C or an equivalent  language. Experience with analysis tools like, R, IDL, ncl, Matlab, Python is required, and experience with Unix/Linux environment is desirable. The candidate should have a good understanding of physical processes, preferably in a scientific area related to weather and/or climate.

This work will be done as part of the European project IMPREX (IMproving PRedictions and management of hydrological EXtremes). The candidate is expected to publish his/her results in peer reviewed journals, which form the basis of a PhD thesis to be defended at the VU in Amsterdam (promotor Prof. B. van den Hurk, co promotor Dr. G. Lenderink

Details and how to apply are at:

Follow the link to "Direct Soliciteren"  and then "Apply with English form".

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