CEDAR email: 2 positions in GNSS Radio Occultation and NWP Data Assimilation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
maute at ucar.edu
Tue Feb 1 07:04:44 MST 2022
*Scripps Institution of Oceanography is searching for two positions related
to research in the area of GNSS radio occultation remote sensing
observations of extreme weather events and their assimilation into
numerical weather models:*
*Atmospheric science and GNSS Research Data Analyst (#114176)*
The position supports atmospheric science research efforts to improve
forecasting of high impact weather and to support tropical climate
observations that feedback into longer term global weather forecasting
challenges with significant societal impacts.
This Research Data Analyst is responsible for developing and promoting
state-of-the-art Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) radio
occultation (RO) instrumentation and techniques from airborne platforms.
Projects include using RO observations to improve forecasting of
Atmospheric Rivers, and using RO observations to elucidate the properties
of atmospheric waves for improving their representation in climate models.
Applies programming skills to analyze data, and develops software for data
collection, processing, and automation. Manages a growing GNSS
instrumentation lab, takes responsibility for integrating, testing, and
operating a range of GNSS equipment and associated hardware, supervises and
trains junior personnel in its use. Designs and implements research
experiments that deploy RO sensors, collects and processes the resulting
datasets. Work may require travel to remote locations for field deployments
with variable hours for work shifts.
While this position is specific to research in GNSS radio occultation,
candidates with a desire to learn new techniques and have comparable
experience in other remote sensing techniques will be considered. The
position requires a demonstrated ability to supervise, train, and delegate
work to junior scientists with diverse backgrounds. We highly encourage
women and individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in science to apply.
*Compensation and the Workplace*
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is
expected to be in-person at the beautiful Scripps Institution of
Oceanography, in La Jolla, CA. Guidelines on vaccination and testing
requirements for employees will follow those published for UCSD at
https://returntolearn.ucsd.edu, This also describes the evolving
work-from-home situation, given the uncertainties of the COVID pandemic,
and any WFH arrangements are subject to approval of the lab supervisor.
Interviews for the position are planned to begin February 11, 2022, and
will remain open until filled.
The position is in the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP)
at Scripps Institution of Oceanography https://scripps.ucsd.edu/. Research
in IGPP spans a broad range of topics in geophysics including seismology,
geodynamics, geodesy and crustal deformation, geomorphology, planetary
physics, geomagnetism and paleomagnetism, as well as interdisciplinary
research in oceanography, meteorology, and climate science carried out in
collaboration with the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes
*Data Assimilation and Atmospheric Modeling Scientist (#113796)*
The Data Assimilation and Atmospheric Modeling Scientist will conduct
synoptic and mesoscale numerical weather prediction experiments to develop
techniques to exploit new remote sensing observations for forecast
improvement. The research will focus on extreme precipitation events along
the US West Coast and, in particular, landfalling atmospheric rivers. This
position supports ongoing efforts to develop the use of state-of-the-art
GNSS radio occultation observations for climate and atmospheric science
research from airborne and spaceborne platforms.
Responsible for assisting in the development of data assimilation
capabilities for the numerical weather prediction models at CW3E, utilizing
strong programming skills and experience in computational and numerical
methods. Implements methods for simulating remotely sensed observational
data from 4D numerical model fields and designs forecast experiments using
the new remote sensing data.
Uses community models such as the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF),
Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS), the Global Forecast System, and
/or the Community Earth System Model to design and implement experiments.
Employs the community modeling platform called Joint Effort for Data
Assimilation Integration (JEDI) for assimilating observational data to
improve forecasts of atmospheric rivers.
*Compensation and the Workplace*
This position requires US citizenship or permanent residency. Salary
commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is expected
to be in-person at the beautiful Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in La
Jolla, CA. Guidelines on vaccination and testing requirements for employees
will follow those published for UCSD at https://returntolearn.ucsd.edu, This
also describes the evolving work-from-home situation, given the
uncertainties of the COVID pandemic, and any WFH arrangements are subject
to approval of the lab supervisor. Interviews for the position are extended
to February 11, 2022, and will remain open until filled.
The Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E)
https://cw3e.ucsd.edu/ is leading the development and implementation of new
research and applications capabilities focused on extreme weather and
climate events in the Western US. CW3E is developing and implementing
weather and climate observations, numerical models and decision support
tools focused on atmospheric and land-surface conditions related to extreme
events and their impacts. The Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes
(CW3E) collaborates with the Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics
(IGPP) to develop revolutionary new Global Navigation Satellite System
technology for atmospheric remote sensing and applying it to high impact
weather forecasting and climate problems. Both IGPP and CW3E are part of
Scripps Institution of Oceanography https://scripps.ucsd.edu/.
Jennifer S Haase
Professor of Geophysics
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093-0225
jhaase at ucsd.edu
Office: +1-858-534-8771 Lab: +1-858-534-7154
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