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[Met-jobs] Postdoc researcher on the Analysis of clustered and compounding weather extremes IM150182

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Fri, 16 Oct 2015 15:04:15 +0000

Postdoc researcher on the Analysis of clustered and compounding weather extremes
Ministry of infrastructure and the environment/KNMI

In January 2012 strong winds resulted in very high water levels near the coast 
of Groningen. Persistent rainfall had occurred in the days prior to the event. 
This combination led to a hazardous situation, as it was impossible to drain 
the water into the Wadden Sea. Flooding threatened Groningen and dikes had to 
be broken to give more space to the water. This 'compound' event renewed 
discussion on the safety of the Netherlands to flooding and rising sea levels. 
The candidate will contribute to this challenging topic, by studying three 
aspects of extreme events that increase their impact (persistence, clustering 
and compound nature). Present-day occurrence and predictability, as well as 
possible future changes will be studied using existing data sets. Statistical 
methods will be combined with dynamical theories to expand our knowledge of 
such extreme events, focusing on the North Sea basin and countries which 
boarder the North Sea. 

The research will be done in collaboration with external partners from Utrecht 
University and consultancy organisation HKV.

Full details can be found at:
https://www.werkenvoornederland.nl/vacatures/detail/ministerie-van-infrastructuur-en-milieu/postdoc-researcher-on-the-analysis-of-clustered-and-compounding-weather-extremes?utm_source=metjobs&utm_medium=jobboard&utm_campaign=&utm_term=im150182

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