UCAR Update – February 2013

Opportunities, resources, and deadlines for university faculty and students

February 2013 - In this issue

Bring NCAR & UCP expertise to your campus with UVISIT
ASP Summer Researcher Colloquium on carbon-climate connections
SEA Software Engineering Conference
Large university requests for NCAR computing resources
Second joint AMOC/RAPID science meeting in July
Now online: NCAR and laboratory/program annual reports
Current job openings at UCAR
Opportunities beyond UCAR
New from COMET: Next-generation satellite imaging with GOES-R ABI
Reminders from previous issues

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Bring NCAR expertise to your campus with UVISIT

UCAR has launched a new mechanism to help NCAR and UCP scientists and engineers to spend time in residence at U.S. colleges and universities for collaborative research, teaching, lectureships, and the like. The UVISIT program (University Visits in Scientific Interaction and Teaching) supplements the NCAR Faculty Fellowship Program. Through UVISIT, universities may request visits from UCAR staff, and UCAR staff may apply to participate in UVISIT. A particular visitor need not be identified in order for a campus to apply. Priority will be given to UCAR member and affiliate institutions. UVISIT support is intended primarily for travel and housing expenses; it will not cover the salaries of all participants. Application instructions and forms are at the link below.

Next submission deadline: 29 March
Contact: Cindy Schmidt, Office of the UCAR President, 303-497-2107
UVISIT

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ASP Summer Researcher Colloquium on carbon-climate connections

Researchers involved in carbon cycle science, biogeochemistry, biogeochemical/ecological modeling, or related fields at early-career to senior levels are invited to apply for the NCAR Advanced Study Program's 2013 Summer Researcher Colloquium. The week-long meeting will be held 5–9 August, in the middle week of ASP’s three-week student summer colloquium, Carbon-Climate Connections in the Earth System. (The deadline has passed for student applications.) The researcher colloquium will be focused on key challenges in global carbon cycle modeling.

Contact: Scott Briggs, NCAR/ASP, 303-497-1607
2013 ASP Summer Colloquium

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SEA Software Engineering Conference

The UCAR Software Engineering Assembly (SEA) is holding its annual technical conference and a profiler tutorial workshop on 1–5 April at UCAR’s Center Green campus. The meeting is intended to appeal to software engineers working at UCAR/NCAR and at other institutions developing software focused on scientific disciplines. It will will consist of multiple speaker presentations on the first three days and hands-on parallel tutorial sessions on the last two days. The presentations from Monday through Wednesday will be webcast and archived. The meeting is open to the public (registration is $100), but space is limited, so register early!

Contact: Jennifer Williamson, NCAR/CISL, 303-497-1224
2013 SEA Software Engineering Conference

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Large university requests for NCAR computing resources

NCAR’s Computational and Information Systems Laboratory invites NSF-supported university researchers in the atmospheric, oceanic, and related sciences to submit large allocation requests for the Yellowstone system by 1 April. All requesters are strongly encouraged to review the instructions before preparing their submissions. Requests will be reviewed by the CISL High-performance computing Advisory Panel. There must be a direct linkage between the NSF award and the computational research being proposed. For the Yellowstone resource, the threshold for Small University Allocations has been increased to 200,000 core-hours; researchers with such needs can apply for small allocations at any time. A Small Allocation is also recommended for researchers new to Yellowstone, in order to conduct benchmarking and test runs prior to submitting a large allocation request.

Deadline: 1 April
Contact: Dave Hart, UCAR/CISL, 303-497-1234
University allocations
System details

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Second joint AMOC/RAPID science meeting in July

UCP’s Joint Office for Science Support is facilitating the second joint meeting of researchers in the U.K. RAPID and U.S. AMOC science programs, which study the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. This year’s meeting will explore the full breadth of AMOC research, including new results from AMOC observing systems as well as a wide variety of observational and modeling studies and theory. Registration and abstract submission are now open for the meeting, which will take place on 16–19 July in Baltimore, Maryland.

Abstract submission deadline: 25 March
Contact: Jill Reisdorf, UCP/JOSS, 303-497-8636
U.K. RAPID/U.S AMOC Second Joint Meeting

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Now online: NCAR and laboratory/program annual reports

NCAR’s Web-based 2012 Annual Report provides highlights of research accomplishments; insights on the people, tools, and facilities at NCAR that are advancing research efforts both nationally and globally; and a summary of individual staff and program metrics. The report also links to the seven annual reports from NCAR laboratories and programs, featuring in-depth coverage on research and collaboration from the past year.

Next submission deadline: 29 March
Contact: Helen Moshak, NCAR Directorate, 303-497-1112
NCAR 2012 Annual Report

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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.

  • Director, National Center for Atmospheric Research (13050), NCAR
  • Research Scientist III (13062), NCAR/RAL


Applicants can view the full descriptions for these and other positions online.

Contact: UCAR Human Resources
Careers at UCAR

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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.

  • Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz: PhD Position in the area of Regional Climate Research
  • Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi: Two Tenure-track Faculty Positions
  • Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Norway: Associate Professor in Meteorology
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Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy: Program Manager
  • University of Maryland
: Assistant Professor in Data Assimilation

  • Pennsylvania State University: Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce—Considering
  • undergraduate programs in the context of changing employment opportunities

  • Harry Otten Prize: 25,000 Euros for Innovative Ideas
 in Meteorology


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.

Contact: Michelle Flores, UCAR Governance, 303-497-2115
Opportunities beyond UCAR

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New from COMET: Tropical severe local storms

Below are details on a new online publication available from UCP/COMET. Please see the accompanying Web link for more details. To see all modules, including recent translations, please visit MetEd's module list.

GOES-R ABI: Next Generation Satellite Imaging
This new module complements the previously released "GOES-R: Benefits of Next Generation Environmental Monitoring." It focuses specifically on the satellite's 16-channel Advanced Baseline Imager. With increased spectral coverage, greater spatial resolution, more frequent imaging, and improved image pixel geolocation and radiometric performance, the ABI will bring significant advancements to forecasting, numerical weather prediction, and climate and environmental monitoring.

Contact: Hildy Kane, UCP/COMET, 303-497-8470
COMET MetEd site

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Reminders from previous issues

NCAR director search is now open
Deadline for initial consideration: 27 March

Heliophysics Summer School for physics teachers & students
Deadline: 1 March

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