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[Met-jobs] Open position at IPSL for contributing to the EUCP H2020 project

From Jan Polcher <jan.polcher@lmd.jussieu.fr>
To met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk, Sophie Bastin <sophie.Bastin@latmos.ipsl.fr>
Date Thu, 30 Aug 2018 10:46:11 +0200


Position offer: PostDoc at IPSL within the EUropean Climate Prediction system (EUCP) H2020 project.

Context: With the EUCP project we aim to demonstrate with the IPSL regional climate model (RegIPSL) the value of convection permitting regional models to study high impact weather event in a future climate.

Description of work:
The contribution of IPSL will be to configure RegIPSL at convection permitting resolutions over Western Europe and study in particular hydrological extremes. Our regional system, which couples WRF and ORCHIDEE through OASIS is particularly well suited to study droughts and floods. But running this system at resolutions higher than 10km will be a numerical and computational challenge which will have to be addressed. A suitable initialisation procedure for the land surfaces also needs to be developed to reproduce these high impact weather systems which have strong interactions with land surfaces and in particular the longer memory of the soil moisture reservoirs. The ability of the RegIPSL system to reproduce extreme floods or droughts will be tested on cases which occurred in the last 30 years before applying it to a changed climate. The methodology chosen by the EUCP to study extreme events in a warmer climate will be applied in order to contribute to the multi-model ensemble which will be constructed within the project.

Work Location : At the LMD/LATMOS laboratories of IPSL which are located on the campus of the University Paris-Saclay.

More details in the attached PDF.

        Jan Polcher & Sophie Bastin

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Jan Polcher
Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique du CNRS/IPSL
Ecole Polytechnique, F 91128 Palaiseau Cedex
http://www.lmd.jussieu.fr/~polcher/
Tel : +33 1 69 33 51 46, Mob : +33 6 95 31 16 84

Attachment: Poste_EUCPWP3_v2.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document



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