|Date||Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:09:33 +0200|
A post doctoral fellowship
is available at IFREMER-CNRS (Laboratoire
d'Océanographie Spatiale and Laboratoire de Physique des
Océans), Brest- France:
For further details and
application submission, please see the attached file or details
The application should be submitted by email to email@example.com
Post-doctoral fellowship at Ifremer - France
Study of the Arctic sea ice variability, understanding the relative contributions of the atmospheric forcings using satellite observation and model data
Over the past decade, the Arctic Basin has been undergoing major transformations, including a significant decline of the sea ice cover. Part of this decline is thought to be related to an earlier start of the melting season every year. The sea ice pack goes through different phases over the year: Sea ice formation occurs in winter, followed by a decrease in extent and volume in spring and summer, due to both local melting and sea ice drift and export outside of the Arctic Basin through Fram Strait. In this study, we plan to examine the spatial and temporal variability of the Arctic sea ice pack, with a focus on the sea ice volume using new satellite observations of the sea ice thickness. We will determine and quantify the relative contributions of the different atmospheric forcing (dynamic and thermodynamic) to the sea ice pack variations over the last decade. Using multiple datasets (including the satellite observations available at IFREMER through the CERSAT archive data center and data from model reanalysis), we aim to better understand the physical mechanisms at play for the sea ice volume variability. This approach will first require to analyze and understand the limitations, uncertainties and errors associated with the different datasets, including the newly available sea ice thickness observations from the satellite missions Cryosat, EnviSAT and SMOS. Comparing datasets from various sources should allow us to highlight the consistency (or the lack of) between the different parameters (sea ice concentration, sea ice extent, sea ice drift, sea ice categories, sea ice thickness, atmospheric forcing) provided in the different datasets.
Key words : Sea ice, Arctic, satellite sensors, model, ocean, sea ice motion, thickness
Main collaborators :
- Dr Fanny Girard-Ardhuin, Laboratoire d'Océanographie Spatiale http://cersat.ifremer.fr/
- Dr Camille Lique, Laboratoire de Physique des Océans http://wwz.ifremer.fr/lpo
Suitable expertise and skills
Applicants must have completed a PhD in oceanography, meteorology, physics or Earth Sciences by the start of project. Solid understanding of ocean/atmospheric physics, knowledge and experience in data analysis methodologies. Experience in satellite remote sensing would be an asset. Self-motivated candidates with a deep interest in polar sciences. Team spirit.
Postdoctoral position will
begin from the 1st of
Procedure to apply to the IFREMER call
Ifremer offers post-doctoral positions to young French or foreign scientists who have completed their PhD. and are motivated by development and innovation in various fields of Marine Sciences : technology and ecotechnology, aquaculture, fisheries, environment, risks analysis, physics of oceans, etc. ..
Postdoctoral positions are contracted for a duration of 12 months, possibly renewable for a non-renewable 6-month period.
Interested applicants should send :
1. A letter including the specific skills and competence for the postdoctoral position
2. A detailed curriculum vitae
3. A summary of work previously done, with the date of submission of the thesis,
4. A list of publications and communications / symposia
5. Two letters of recommendation
These documents should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for application is September 10, 2015.
The criteria for selecting candidates are the following
candidate will work in the Ifremer Brest Center in Plouzané (29280), France.
Dr Fanny Girard-Ardhuin
Ifremer, Laboratoire d'Océanographie Spatiale
Email : email@example.com
Dr Camille Lique
Ifremer, Laboratoire de Physique des Océans
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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