Job SummaryThe shallow clouds that cover swaths of the tropical oceans are intimately linked to the structure of the atmospheric boundary layer and the way the boundary layer transports energy and moisture between the ocean, the boundary layer, and the free atmosphere. That coupling, in turn, helps to establish the planet's large-scale circulation, especially the strength and magnitude of the ITCZ. The University of Colorado’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and NOAA’s Physics Sciences Lab (PSL) in scenic Boulder, Colorado, seeks a curious and capable postdoc to help us better understand these interactions.The project will involve high-resolution modeling, informed by an analytic framework that focuses on surface-boundary layer-free atmospheric coupling, with the aspiration of improving the representation of air-sea coupling in models with parameterized shallow convection. The process modeling study will be focused on and informed by measurements made east of Barbados during January and February, 2020 as part of the ATOMIC/EUREC4A field campaign. One focus of the work will be understanding how mesoscale circulations in the atmosphere and ocean affect this coupling, with the long-term goal of representing these partly-resolved “grey-zone” circulations in global predictive systems. We seek a postdoctoral researcher with experience in some mix of atmospheric boundary layer dynamics, air-sea interactions, and upper ocean physics. Candidates should be comfortable with high-performance computing and data analysis. This position allows for remote hiring, onboarding and supervising and we are excited to add another Post-Doc to our team in the coming months!
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At CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, more than 800 environmental scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet. CIRES is a partnership of NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at the Earth’s poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, and solid Earth sciences. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system.
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