|From||Lilian Schubert <Lilian.Schubert@awi.de>|
|Date||Fri, 6 Dec 2019 11:33:10 +0000|
The Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) is a member of the Helmholtz Association (HGF) and funded by federal and state government. AWI focuses on polar and marine research in a variety of disciplines such as biology, oceanography, geology, geochemistry and geophysics thus allowing multidisciplinary approaches to scientific goals.
Post-Doc position in Physical Oceanography (m/f/d)
The Physical Oceanography section at AWI explores the importance of physical processes in the Arctic Ocean and the Southern Ocean for both the
changing, coupled climate system and the polar ecosystems. Polar regions import heat from the mid-latitudes via ocean currents, which can have a strong impact on the sea ice cover. The Arctic boundary current (ABC) is the dominant circulation feature in the
Arctic Ocean and the main conduit for warm Atlantic water (AW) toward the Arctic Ocean proper. On its way along the Eurasian continental slopes, the ABC exchanges heat and salt with the waters on the wide Eurasian shelves. These processes affect the vertical
stratification within the ABC – representing an important control on the amplitude of upward ocean heat flux from the AW within the ABC toward the sea ice. Since observations have been scarce within the ABC, the timing, drivers and locations of the exchanges
are far from being understood.
We look forward to your application!
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