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[Met-jobs] Four-year post-doc in St Andrews on cloud modelling

From David Dritschel <>
Date Thu, 18 Jun 2020 12:18:11 +0100

A new, four-year, post-doc (research fellow) position in St Andrews is
available starting late 2020 or early 2021.  The project involves the
application and extension of a new particle-based (essentially
Lagrangian) model of the atmosphere, developed originally with
colleagues at the University of Leeds (Dr Steef Boeing, Profs Doug
Parker and Alan Blyth).  Two papers have been published on the new
model in QJRMS, examining idealised buoyant flows including
condensation/evaporation.  They demonstrate that the model can produce
a highly detailed representation of turbulent flows.  The goal of the
current project is to get to the point where the model can be used for
real geophysical applications, as an alternative to LES that is more
detailed and has a more phenomenological representation of mixing
processes.  We are also planning to build in a representation of
precipitation and perform a proof-of-concept study for an atmospheric
chemistry application, where the Lagrangian approach should be
particularly efficient.

A longer description of the position is here:\

Note: the closing date in 21 August 2020 and interviews will be held in

Feel free to contact David Dritschel at
if you have any questions.


David G. Dritschel FRSE
Professor of Applied Mathematics

Mathematical Institute,
University of St Andrews,
St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9SS

+44 (0) 1334 46 3721

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland, No: SC013532

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