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[Met-jobs] Research Associate Position with the Hydrological Sciences Lab at NASA GSFC (USA)

From Roger Brugge <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:11:33 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Description:
The Hydrological Sciences Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
(GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD, is recruiting a Research Associate in the
framework of the NASA-SERVIR project WALFEHE (A West Africa LDAS for
Forecasting Extreme Hydrological Events).

In this project, we propose to partner with the SERVIR-West Africa hub
AGRHYMET to provide an improved land data assimilation system for
integrated water management with a focus on (1) better understanding the
interactions between the atmosphere and land surfaces, (2) improving
hydrometeorologic modeling to provide meteorological, hydrological, and
agricultural drought characterizations and forecasts, and (2) flood
modeling and forecasting.

The developments will be performed within the NASA Land Information
System (LIS) and will mostly focus on the improvement of model
parameters and physics representation, with especial attention to
particular hydroclimatic processes in West Africa. He/she will also
conduct land data assimilation research, exploring the optimal use of
terrestrial remote sensing data with land surface models. The main tasks
the candidate will assist with are:

* Initial implementation and evaluation of land surface models;
* Implementation and evaluation multivariate data assimilation, using
GRACE, satellite-based soil moisture and radar altimetry;
* NASA GEOS-5 data pre-processing (downscaling and bias-correction)
and forecast experiments using OL and DA.

Qualifications:

* The candidate should have advanced experience in land surface and
hydrological modeling, and model development. Experience with data
assimilation and working with satellite datasets are a plus.
* Proficiency with Fortran and Unix is required.
* It is desirable that the candidate has a PhD in engineering,
hydrology, atmospheric science, geophysics, or a related discipline.
* The individual will be expected to present results in peer- reviewed
publications and scientific presentations, and writing and reviewing
technical reports.
* Education: PhD


To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a CV with a list of at least 3
professional references and a cover letter explaining how your
qualifications meet the posted requirements to Andrew Negri
(<anegri@essic.umd.edu>).



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