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[Met-jobs] Available immediately: Two PhD positions at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU, Munich) within the Transregional Collaborative Research Center “Waves to Weather”

From Audine Laurian <audine.laurian@physik.uni-muenchen.de>
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Date Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:48:41 +0200

Available immediately: Two PhD positions at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU, Munich) within the Transregional Collaborative Research Center “Waves to Weather”

1.
“Representing forecast uncertainty using stochastic physical parameterizations”

(Supervisor: Prof. George Craig, Project A6)

Severe weather events such as thunderstorms often develop from triggers that are too small to observe or model in numerical weather prediction systems. The purpose of this project is to develop methods to represent these triggers stochastically in the high resolution forecast model COSMO of the German Weather Service, and to evaluate their potential for improving probabilistic weather forecasts.

2.
“Assessment of model errors in warm conveyor belts and their impact on downstream dynamics”

(Supervisors: Dr. Martin Weissmann, Dr. Andreas Schäfler, Project A3)

Diabatic processes in warm conveyor belts and their insufficient representation in numerical models are seen as a major source of forecast errors. For this reason a major field campaign with multiple aircraft will be conducted in autumn 2016 (www.pa.op.dlr.de/nawdex/). The campaign is expected to provide unique measurements in these important regions that will be assimilated in operational numerical weather forecasting models. The PhD project shall investigate the influence of such observations on the weather evolution downstream through parallel data assimilation and forecasting experiments with the new global model ICON of Deutscher Wetterdienst and potentially another global modelling system.

The positions are 0.75 part-time at the salary grade E 13 TV-L, and time-limited according to the Academic Fixed-Term Contract Law (WissZeitVG).

The W2W consortium strives to promote equal opportunities and intends to increase diversity and the proportion of women in research. In particular, handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal suitability.

Applications will be considered immediately until both positions are filled.
If you would like to apply, please send the following components to audine.laurian@lmu.de:
- CV
- letter of motivation and research interests
- copies of master and bachelor certificates including a transcript of records
- contact information of two referees for letters of recommendation

For further information, please visit http://wavestoweather.de/ or contact Dr. Audine Laurian (audine.laurian@lmu.de).
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Dr. Audine Laurian
Scientific Manager of "Waves to Weather" (SFB/TRR165)
Tel: +49 (0)89 2180-4513       	Meteorologisches Institut
Fax: +49 (0)89 280-5508 	Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
e-mail: audine.laurian@lmu.de   Theresienstr.37, 80333 München
http://www.wavestoweather.de
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