One funded Ph.D. assistantship is available in the Modeling Extreme Weather and Climate lab within Penn State University's (PSU's) Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, with expected start in the fall of 2019. I am seeking a creative, passionate, dedicated student interested in extreme weather, particularly at subseasonal and beyond timescales. Qualified students will preferably have solid supplementary backgrounds in math, statistics, and computer/data science. Research experience is desirable, although not required. Information about my past and ongoing research can be found at: http://www.colinzarzycki.com
Students may have flexibility to explore particular research areas that interest them. In particular, possible topics include developing metrics to quantify extreme weather events, evaluating severe storm proxies in global NWP/climate data, societal hazards associated with snow and freezing rain, tropical cyclone dynamics, and high-resolution atmospheric model development.
Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to reach out to me in advance at email@example.com
and I am happy to arrange Skype calls or in-person meetings to discuss potential research projects, funding opportunities, and the department/university/State College area.
Colin M. Zarzycki
CGD/MMM, National Center for Atmospheric Research