[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD, modeling the Future Greenland Ice Sheet coupled to the Climate System with CESM-CISM, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
christin at ucar.edu
Wed Sep 21 07:50:39 MDT 2016
*PhD on modeling the Future Greenland Ice Sheet coupled to the Climate
System with CESM-CISM*
The PhD candidate will investigate future interactions between the
Greenland ice sheet (GrIS) and the climate system with the Community
Earth System Model (CESM, www2.cesm.ucar.edu
<http://www2.cesm.ucar.edu>) coupled to the Community Ice Sheet Model
version 2 (CISM2, http://oceans11.lanl.gov/cism/index.html). CESM is a
global climate model capable of realistic simulation of GrIS surface
melt and refreezing. CISM is an ice sheet model that simulates the
topography, velocity field and thermal state of ice sheets.
Including ice sheets as interactive components of global climate model
is a young and promising field of research. This project is timely as
the GrIS is currently losing mass at an accelerated rate and its
contribution to future sea level rise is one major impact of
anthropogenic climate change. This project will participate in the
international Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project 6 (ISMIP6).
The PhD candidate will design and perform simulations with the ice sheet
and climate models, will modify the code where appropriate for specific
research targets, and will analyze model output and available
observations. He/she will evaluate the sensitivity of the GrIS to
atmospheric and/or ocean forcing, will quantify the role of feedbacks in
accelerating/decelerating GrIS mass loss, and will contribute to assess
the timing and climatic impacts of Greenland deglaciation.
Applicants should have a strong background in meteorology, oceanography,
Earth sciences or physics, as well as experience with FORTRAN90,
geophysical models and Unix-Linux environments. Experience with CESM,
CISM or similar climate and/or ice sheet models is a plus. Strong
programming skills are essential. Good English speaking and writing
skills are required.
The Department of Geoscience and Remote Sensing
(http://www.grs.citg.tudelft.nl <http://www.grs.citg.tudelft.nl/>) from
the Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) conducts a research
program in the disciplines of geodesy and remote sensing, natural
geophysics, and climate and atmospheric sciences.
We offer a full-time position during four years. Funding is provided
from the ERC-awarded (https://erc.europa.eu <https://erc.europa.eu/>)
Please send a letter of motivation, CV and (email) addresses of two
referees to *Miren Vizcaino* at M.Vizcaino at tudelft.nl
<mailto:M.Vizcaino at tudelft.nl>with Subject: “ERC-PhD FutureGrIS”, at the
latest by Oct 23^rd 2016. Starting date is between Nov 1st 2016 and Feb
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