Opportunities, resources, and deadlines for university faculty and students
• Seeking nominees for 2012 Undergraduate Leadership Workshop
• Current job openings at UCAR
• Opportunities beyond UCAR
• New from COMET: satellite-based climate monitoring, satellite use in Africa, space weather basics
• Reminders from previous issues
University faculty are invited to nominate outstanding students for the 11th annual Undergraduate Leadership Workshop, to be hosted by NCAR on 11–15 June. One student, with leadership aptitude, may be nominated from each department.
Participants explore the laboratories, instrumentation, and computing facilities that support studies of weather, climate change, solar dynamics, Sun-Earth system, and weather and climate impacts. They also learn about graduate and postdoctoral opportunities and hone their leadership skills. The week-long workshop strengthens the students’ commitment to further study and links their coursework to current research and careers.
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.
Applicants can view the full descriptions for these and other positions online.
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.
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.
Below are details on three new online publicationx available from UCP/COMET. Please see the accompanying Web links for more details.
Monitoring the Climate System with Satellites
Exploring the benefits of monitoring the climate system with satellites is the topic of this module. Key features of the module include reviewing how satellites observe key atmospheric elements and features; exploring events at different scales; the contributions that satellites make to improving understanding, monitoring, and prediction; and finally the challenges involved in monitoring climate with satellites.
ASMET (African Satellite Meteorology Education and Training) project
The COMET Program has published three modules for the ASMET project, which helps African forecasters enhance their forecasts by making better use of satellite images and products. The modules are produced by the ASMET team, a group of meteorology instructors from the South African Weather Service and regional training centers in Kenya and Niger. The three modules include: Flooding in West Africa, which examines the major flood event in Burkina Faso in 2009; Drought in East Africa, which examines the region’s 2009 drought; and Satellite Precipitation Products for Hydrological Management in Southern Africa.
Space Weather Basics, 2nd Edition
This module presents an overview of space weather processes, their impacts on Earth and human activities, and the technologies used for forecasting space weather events.
SOARS now accepting applications for summer 2012
Application deadline: 1 February 2012
SIParCS now accepting applications for summer 2012
Application deadline: 3 February 2012
Early-use computing opportunities on Yellowstone
Details and requirements for NSF-supported university researchers
Details and requirements for NCAR researchers
Extended application deadline: 5 March 2012
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