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[Met-jobs] PhD position at KIT in Karlsruhe/Germany

From "Kalthoff, Norbert (IMK)" <norbert.kalthoff@kit.edu>
To "'met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk'" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Mon, 2 May 2016 09:25:17 +0000

 
Vacancy of a PhD position at the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-TRO) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Karlsruhe, Germany
 
 
One focus of current and future research activities of IMK-TRO are essential issues to multiscale atmospheric processes over heterogeneous terrain -
particularly processes which lead from land-surface variations or complex terrain via convection initiation and boundary layer - mid troposphere coupling to deep convection with precipitation. 
 
Within the framework of the second phase of the BMBF-funded project HDCP2 (http://www.hdcp2.eu/index.php?id=mission), the ‘land-surface processes and boundary layer group’ of IMK-TRO (http://www.imk-tro.kit.edu/english/782.php) intents to investigate this boundary layer - mid troposphere coupling and its impact on the evolution of deep convection. For this, data analysis and model simulations with the newly developed ICON model (http://www.mpimet.mpg.de/en/science/models/icon/)  will be performed to achieve a better understanding of this coupling, which is important for a better estimation of the occurrence and strength of convection and its influence on heavy precipitation events. This includes the quantification of boundary layer - troposphere coupling and the connection between coupling and regions of convection initiation and intensity. It will be important to determine the required resolution of both the model grid size and land-surface parameters to adequately represent this coupling and ensuing convection development in lower resolution ICON simulations.
 
 
For these activities we are looking for a PhD student.
 
Our conditions of employment:
Successful candidates must have a university degree in meteorology or related subject (Diploma or M. Sc.). A strong background in atmospheric physics and experience in atmospheric modeling is also necessary. You should have a solid knowledge in scientific programming preferably in FORTRAN and model data visualization.
Written and oral communication skills sufficient to author manuscripts and present research at conferences are desirable.
Experience in boundary layer meteorology and modeling as well as good knowledge of GrADS or matlab are also desirable.
Your individual interests are enthusiasm in performing model simulations with the newly developed ICON in LES mode.
 
 
Position: PhD 
 
Contract period:   3 years
 
Begin of contract:    July 1st, 2016 or earlier 
 
You have further questions?
Please ask Dr. Norbert Kalthoff, Tel: +49 721 608 24230, email: norbert.kalthoff@kit.edu 
 
Please send your complete application documents (CV, university certificate, etc.) to: norbert.kalthoff@kit.edu
 

 



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