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[Met-jobs] PhD Position at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Campus Alpin (Germany)

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:53:23 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (Karlsruhe Institute
of Technology, Campus Alpin, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany) is looking
for a

PhD candidate

to fill a three-year position from 1st of March 2017 on (or earliest

The position is embedded in the BMBF-funded project

"Seasonal Water Resources Management in Semiarid Regions:
Application-oriented Transfer of Regionalized Global Information (SaWaM)“

(the position will be filled depending on final approval of the project).

In SaWaM, methods and tools for the application-oriented transfer of
regionalized global information to water management in data-sparse
semi-arid regions will be developed and their performance analysed. In a
cooperation of seven scientific partners and two companies, the regional
focus will be on Sudan, Iran, Brazil, Ecuador/Peru, and West Africa. For
hydrological design purposes, our temporal scale covers the past up to
the present, while for operational management purposes it will address
the upcoming 1-12 months. SaWaM employs models addressing seasonal
forecasting, water availability, sedimentation processes, and ecosystem
states. Model approaches are extended by satellite-borne methods. An
online prototype of a globally applicable decision support system for
dry-land water management will be developed through an integrative
approach in close cooperation with German business partners and local

The main work tasks for the PhD candidate are:

- Evaluating global seasonal forecasts for the different target regions

- Downscaling of global seasonal forecasts with the WRF-modeling system

- Development and application of bias correction methods for seasonal

- Statistical analysis of results and comparison to different
observation products

To be successful the potential PhD candidate should have:

- An excellent MSc in environmental or natural sciences, hydrology,
meteorology, engineering or computer science

- Very good programming skills, preferably (but not necessarily) in
Matlab, Python, R, FORTRAN

- Experiences with the WRF-modeling system

- Good knowledge of UNIX/Linux systems

- Good communication skills in English

- Willingness to work in an international project

Please send your detailed application electronically and in one pdf-file
to <>


Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Campus Alpin - Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-IFU)
Kreuzeckbahnstrasse 19
82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Chair for Regional Climate and Hydrology
University of Augsburg

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