[Grad-postdoc-assn] ​PhD on Greenland ice sheet modeling with CESM-CISM at Delft TU

Paula Fisher paulad at ucar.edu
Fri Sep 16 09:04:23 MDT 2016

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From: Miren Vizcaino <M.Vizcaino at tudelft.nl>
To: "ccsm-participants at cgd.ucar.edu" <ccsm-participants at cgd.ucar.edu>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:23:11 +0000
Subject: PhD on Greenland ice sheet modeling with CESM-CISM at Delft TU
Dear colleagues,

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*PhD on modeling the Future Greenland Ice Sheet coupled to the Climate
System with CESM-CISM*

*Job description*

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) 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.

*Employer information*

The Department of Geoscience and Remote Sensing (
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

We offer a full-time position during four years. Funding is provided from
the ERC-awarded (https://erc.europa.eu) project “CoupledIceClim”.


Please send a letter of motivation, CV and (email) addresses of two
referees to *Miren Vizcaino* at M.Vizcaino at tudelft.nl with Subject:
“ERC-PhD FutureGrIS”, at the latest by Oct 23rd 2016.  Starting date is
between Nov 1st 2016 and Feb 1st 2017.


Miren Vizcaino
Assistant Professor (UD)
Department Geoscience and Remote Sensing (GRS)
Delft University of Technology
Room 2.18 Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft, The Netherlands
Tel. + 31 (0)15 27 85 992
M.Vizcaino at tudelft.nl

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