[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc opportunity: Southern Ocean air-sea exchange

Matthew Long mclong at ucar.edu
Thu Feb 19 14:47:42 MST 2015

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to contribute to the modeling
component of an ambitious new observational program called ORCAS: The O2/N2
Ratio and CO2 Airborne Southern Ocean Study.

ORCAS seeks to quantify air-sea fluxes of oxygen and carbon dioxide over
the Southern Ocean by measuring the seasonal evolution of atmospheric
composition from aircraft.  ORCAS will involve a 6-week field campaign in
Jan-Feb 2016, based in Punta Arenas, Chile, and nearly 100 flight hours
aboard the NSF/NCAR  <https://www.eol.ucar.edu/node/150>*HIAPER* Gulfstream
V  <https://www.eol.ucar.edu/node/150>research aircraft.  The project is a
collaborative effort, with a core-science team including groups from NCAR,
Scripps, Univ. Michigan, Univ. Colorado, Boulder, and Harvard.

The NCAR postdoctoral researcher will use a combination of numerical models
and observational data to evaluate mission concepts prior to deployment and
assist in analysis and interpretation of the ORCAS dataset.  The
fundamental research questions are: (1) What are the magnitudes and
interrelationships of summertime air-sea O2 and CO2 fluxes over the
Southern Ocean at regional to zonal scales?  (2) What are the dominant
physical and biological processes driving the seasonal evolution and
spatial variability in these fluxes?  The Community Earth System Model
<http://www2.cesm.ucar.edu/> will be a primary numerical tool, and a range
of configurations will be used, included fully coupled ocean-atmosphere
configurations, and stand-alone, eddy-resolving ocean models.   The postdoc
with interact extensively with the ORCAS science team, both in developing
optimal sampling strategies and linking to regional transport modeling

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in oceanography, physical, biological or
chemical sciences, engineering or applied math.  Oceanographic,
biogeochemical, and/or atmospheric modeling experience is highly
desirable.  Strong written and oral communication skills are required.

For further information please contact:
    Matthew Long, NCAR/CGD <http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/staff/mclong/>, (
mclong at ucar.edu), and/or
    Britton Stephens, NCAR/EOL <http://staff.ucar.edu/users/stephens>, (
stephens at ucar.edu)

To apply:

Matthew C. Long
National Center for Atmospheric Research
1850 Table Mesa Drive
Boulder, CO 80305 USA
303.497.1311 (W)
303.497.1700 (F)
650.575.7784 (M)
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