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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral fellowship at LSCE: constraining fossil fuel CO2 emissions from satellite imagery of column CO2 concentrations

From Gregoire Broquet <>
Date Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:02:29 +0100

Postdoctoral fellowship at LSCE: constraining fossil fuel CO2 emissions from satellite imagery of column CO2 concentrations.

We are looking for a motivated post-doc candidate to work on the high spatial resolution inversion of CO2 emissions based on the assimilation of column measurements obtained by spectro-imagers onboard satellites. Such imagers are under study by the European Space Agency (ESA). The proposed research will build upon the results from previous inversion studies of the ability of spectro-imagers onboard Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites to constrain emissions from large point sources and localized areas (power plants and cities). The inversions will account for high spatial resolution (1 km) and temporal variations (1 hour) of CO2 emissions, the presence of clouds, local wind conditions, and notional requirements for the imager (swath, spatial resolution, revisit, individual sounding precision). Specifically, it is proposed to investigate the impact of swath, spatial resolution, revisit, individual sounding precision for one imager, for a constellation of imagers, and for combinations of LEO and Geostationary GEO imagers for the ability to detect / constrain fossil CO2 emissions at the surface of the Earth

Candidates should hold a PhD in atmospheric sciences, applied mathematics or satellite studies, have strong skills in computer science, strong writing skills, and ability to work in a team environment.

The fellowship will be hosted at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnment, Gif-sur-Yvette. The appointment is for up to three years.

How to apply: Applicants should submit a complete application package by email until March 20th, 2017, to  Philippe Ciais (, François Marie Bréon ( and Grégoire Broquet ( Application package: CV, including contact information for three references, statement of research interests and accomplishments, and two relevant publications.

LSCE – Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement
CEA-Orme des Merisiers,  

91191 GIF-SUR-YVETTE France

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