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[Met-jobs] Detection and attribution scientist and chapter scientist for IPCC WGI Chapter 3

From "Gillett, Nathan (EC)" <nathan.gillett@canada.ca>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Mon, 12 Aug 2019 23:02:47 +0000

Detection and attribution scientist and chapter scientist for IPCC WGI Chapter 3

 

Detection and attribution analyses of global temperature underpinned key IPCC Fifth Assessment Report conclusions including that ‘it is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century’. Moreover, in the context of the Paris Agreement, quantification of the anthropogenic warming to date is key to assessing how close we are to 1.5°C and 2°C global warming thresholds. We are seeking an individual with a strong background in climate science and statistics to carry out detection and attribution research and analysis on large-scale temperature change and other variables using Detection and Attribution Model Intercomparison Project (DAMIP) climate model simulations, newly updated observational datasets, and recent methodological advancements. This research will include novel analyses to be published in the peer-reviewed literature, and application and extension of existing analyses to multiple models and new observational datasets in collaboration with leading international experts in this area, to generate results and figures in support of Chapter 3 (Human influence on the climate system) of the Working Group I (WGI) contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). The code developed to produce these figures directly from published datasets will itself be made publicly available to ensure full reproducibility and transparency of the results informing this key climate assessment.  A second responsibility of the position will be for technical editing of text and figures to support the preparation of successive drafts of this chapter.

 

We are seeking an individual with a relevant PhD (within the past three years), a strong background in climate science and statistics, excellent technical writing skills, and an interest in being closely involved in the preparation of this key climate assessment. Experience in detection and attribution analyses and coding skills in Python would be an asset. The candidate will be supervised by Nathan Gillett, a Convening Lead Author of Chapter 3 of the WGI contribution to the IPCC AR6, at the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis in Victoria, BC, part of Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Climate Research Division. Applicants should apply through the Government of Canada Postdoctoral Research Program https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=785734, and also send a copy of the application by email to Nathan Gillett nathan.gillett@canada.ca, preferably by September 1st 2019. We are seeking to fill the position as soon as possible. Please contact Nathan Gillett if you have questions.

 

 

 

 

Dr Nathan Gillett

Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, 

Environment and Climate Change Canada

University of Victoria, PO Box 1700, STN CSC, Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2.

Tel: (250) 363 8264

Centre canadien de la modélisation et de l'analyse climatique,

Environnement et Changement climatique Canada,

Université de Victoria, PO Box 1700, STN CSC, Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2.

Tél: (250) 363 8264

 

 

 



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