|From||"Roger Brugge" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:21:09 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... Postdoctoral Scientist – Modeling Mesoscale Organized Convection and its Response to Global Warming Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is recruiting a postdoctoral scientist to conduct innovative research in climate modeling regarding mesoscale organized convection and its response to global warming. Mesoscale organized convection is a major cause of flooding in many regions worldwide. Representing organized convection has been one of the foremost challenges in climate modeling, which limits our ability to simulate the water cycle and its future changes. The selected candidate will work with a team of PNNL scientists on advancing modeling and understanding of mesoscale organized convection. In particular, the candidate will evaluate a non-hydrostatic global variable resolution modeling framework at spatial resolution ranging from about 4km to 50km for its ability to simulate organized convection and related processes. Combining with data analysis, the model will be used to study and contrast the different convection types and the role of land-atmosphere interactions on convection in the U.S. Great Plains and the Amazon. The model will also be used to investigate how the structure of mesoscale organized convection and the associated extreme precipitation may change in a warmer climate. These efforts are part of a larger project aiming at understanding how large-scale circulation features modulate regional precipitation, what controls mesoscale organized convection and the associated precipitation, and the multiscale connections between atmospheric circulation and water cycle processes, all in the context of the changing climate. The position is for two years and renewable contingent upon performance. The successful candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in atmospheric sciences or related fields. Expertise in using data and models to study convection or related processes such as clouds, boundary layer turbulence, and land-atmosphere interactions as well as experience with modeling and high performance computing will be considered favorably during the evaluation. Applications should include: ·Cover letter describing the applicant’s research experience and interests. ·Curriculum vitae with a list of publications in refereed journals. ·Names and addresses of three references. Interested candidates may send further inquiries to Ruby Leung (<Ruby.Leung@pnnl.gov>). To apply, please visit: <http://pnnl.jobs/richland-wa/post-doctorate-ra-modeling-mesoscale-organized-convection-and-its-response-to-global-warming/61960F39BC374C8DB8A7B7E01FEA076E/job/>
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