|From||Michael Herzog <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:00:37 +0000|
We seek to recruit a postdoctoral researcher to join a major NERC-funded initiative that seeks to "improve characterisation of the multiphase processes experienced by volcanic emissions from source to sink to enable a significant step-change in our ability to predict eruption cloud evolution and deposition". The project is titled Radar-supported Next-Generation Forecasting of Volcanic Ash Hazard (R4AsH), and is led by Lancaster University. R4AsH is a collaboration between the universities of Lancaster, Cambridge, Oxford, Reading and St Andrews with additional partners in the UK Met Office, Italy, Switzerland and the US. By combining laboratory experiments and satellite data with numerical modelling, the project will explore the potential of millimetre-wave radar for providing near real-time measurements of ash particle size and number density in volcanic plumes.
The researcher will be based at the University of Cambridge and
will apply analytical and numerical skills to characterize the
eruption source terms needed for volcanic ash transport and
deposition models. The post will be supervised by Dr Michael
Herzog and will be based in the atmospheric and volcanic processes
group at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. It
will focus on the application of the Active Tracer High-Resolution
Atmospheric Model (ATHAM) for detailed near-vent plume modelling.
A particular focus will be on the impact and efficiency of ash
aggregation. Model outputs will be used to generate radar
backscatter properties that will help to guide the application of
ground-based radar equipment for real-time measurements of
volcanic ash clouds.
Applicants should have a doctorate in atmospheric or environmental science, physical volcanology, physics, applied mathematics or a related field and, ideally, a strong background in numerical modelling and fluid dynamics. Proficiency in computer programming (e.g. FORTRAN) is expected.
Informal inquiries should be directed to Dr Michael Herzog by email, email@example.com.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.
Salary range: £32,236-£39,609
To apply online for this vacancy, please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/20060/
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