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[Met-jobs] Post-doc at Reading in Cloud remote sensing and modeling

From Thorwald Stein <>
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Date Fri, 20 May 2016 10:58:16 +0000

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Cloud Remote Sensing and Modeling


This 25-month position is partly funded by the Newton Fund Climate Science Services Partnership for China (CSSP-China), a large research programme coordinated by the Met Office, and partly funded by UoR to support on-going projects at the Chilbolton Observatory.


As part of CSSP-China, convection-permitting simulations are run with the Met Office Unified Model for the East Asian summer monsoon. These simulations require verification against satellite and ground-based observations for the representation of convection - particularly in extreme weather events such as flooding from intense rainfall - and to understand the role of clouds and the water cycle in the East Asian summer monsoon. This work is in partnership with the Met Office and the University of Leeds.


The Chilbolton Observatory hosts a large number of advanced meteorological instruments including a unique set of radars and lidars that measure the backscatter from clouds and aerosols. There is a requirement that the data be quality controlled so that the properties of the clouds and aerosol can be derived from the observations and compared with their representation in weather forecast and climate models with the overall goal of validating and improving these models.


For further details:


Closing date: 13 June 2016


Thorwald Stein, Lecturer in Clouds

Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

Lyle Room 507A, +44 (0)118 378 6416


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