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[Met-jobs] post doc on ice microphysics and microwave scattering

From Chris Westbrook <>
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Date Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:07:35 +0000

This is a new postdoc position at the University of Reading on the microphysical and microwave scattering properties of ice particles in the atmosphere. This is part of a new NERC-funded field experiment called “PICASSO”, which aims to improve our understanding of ice crystals and snowflakes in clouds using state-of-the art in-situ and remote-sensing measurements.

The experiment will be based around the Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research ( which has a suite of radars and other remote-sensors which we will use to probe the clouds, in coordination with the FAAM research aircraft ( which is instrumented with the latest microphysical probes.

You will make a major contribution to the field experiment and data collection, and you will use the resulting data set to make advances in our understanding of ice particles in clouds, how they scatter electromagnetic waves, and the implications for radar and radiometer retrievals of cloud properties and numerical model parameterisation schemes.

You will be part of the vibrant, research-intensive Department of Meteorology here at Reading (see for more info). You will publish your results in peer-reviewed journal articles, and present your work at conferences/meetings. You will work with a team at the University of Manchester, scientists at the Met Office, and other external partners to achieve the project aims and follow through the impact of your results to improvement of remote-sensing algorithms, and numerical weather prediction models

Full details and online application form at 

Feel free to contact me informally for more information (

Chris Westbrook

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