Opportunities, resources, and deadlines for university faculty and students
May 2013 - In this issue
Current job openings at UCAR
Below are the titles of scientific positions now open at UCAR/NCAR/UCP, along with the relevant tracking codes. All jobs are based in Boulder unless otherwise indicated.
- Postdoctoral Scientist (13103), UCP/VSP (Princeton, NJ)
Applicants can view the full descriptions for these and other positions online.
Opportunities beyond UCAR
Below is a summary of faculty positions, postgraduate fellowships, and other career opportunities now available at UCAR members and affiliates and other institutions in the atmospheric and related sciences.
- Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research: Scientific programmer/software engineer in global climate modeling
- Pennsylvania State University: Department Head – Meteorology
- Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute: Ph.D. scientist/engineer for hydrological research
These listings have been posted within the last month at the “Opportunities Beyond UCAR” website (see below), which includes links to more detail on these positions, previously posted positions, and ongoing opportunities.
New from COMET: Climatology for forecasters, tephigrams, tropical MCSs
Below are details on new online publications available from UCP/COMET. Please see the accompanying Web links for more details. To see all modules, including recent translations, please visit MetEd's module list.
Climatology for the Operational Forecaster
Climate information can be used as guidance for a range of weather-dependent operations. This module summarizes the Climate Analysis Process, a series of steps for determining which climatological products and data will be most useful for a specified application.
This module comprehensively examines the use of the tephigram, widely used for over 60 years by meteorologists in the United Kingdom, Canada, and other countries throughout the world,l particularly in Europe and Africa. It explores thermodynamic properties, convective parameters, stability assessment, and several forecast applications.
Tropical Mesoscale Convective Systems
This module covers all modes of MCSs with a strong focus on the tropics and the different aspects that brings to MCS development, maintenance, and structure. It describes conceptual models of MCSs and the dynamical and physical processes that influence their evolution. Also included are examples of MCSs from various areas of the tropics..
Reminders from previous issues
NCAR Industry Summit on the Future of Forecasting: Science to Impact
Deadline for registration: 1 June
Seeking nominations for UCAR board and committees
Deadline for nominations: 10 June
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