2-year PDRA on " Ice microphysics from multi-frequency suites of active and passive remote sensing instruments"
Dr. Alessandro Battaglia (University of Leicester, NCEO)
Hosting institution: Department of Physics, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
Funding institutions: ESA+US Department of Energy.
Application deadline: 12 July 2018
We anticipate that interviews will take place during week commencing 30 July 2018.
Representation of ice clouds in numerical modelling remains problematic with global average ice water paths varying by more than an order of magnitude between different climate models. A similar spread exists amongst remote sensing satellite estimates, which
makes it difficult to improve parameterization development for global models. Multi-wavelength Doppler radars/lidar/radiometers observations promise to reduce these observational uncertainties.
The PDRA candidate will work at the development of a modular ice/snow microphysical retrieval (including ice water content and characteristic size) and will apply it to a gamut of observations acquired in the framework of the DOE-ARM program
(https://www.arm.gov/) and of the NASA GPM (https://pmm.nasa.gov/science/ground-validation/field-campaigns)
field validation program. This will include observations from the mobile facility in Antarctica during the AWARE campaign.
This work will take place in an international collaborative framework between the University of Leicester and the University of Cologne (PI: Dr. S. Kneifel) and NASA GISS (PI: Dr. A. Fridlind).
Candidates must hold a PhD in Earth Observation, Physics, Astronomy, Engineering, Meteorology, Environmental Science (or soon to be obtained) and must have computing skills appropriate to the programme of work. A robust publication record or potential for publication
and expertise in any of the following: radar/lidar, radiative transfer, optimal estimation retrieval, cloud microphysics, cloud/precipitation field campaign data analysis are highly desirable.
The two-year PDRA is expected to start as soon as possible.
See https://jobs.le.ac.uk/vacancies/148/research-associate-in-earth-observation.html and follow the link
For informal enquiries please contact: Dr Alessandro Battaglia (firstname.lastname@example.org)