Opportunities, resources, and deadlines for university faculty and students
• Search process for UCAR president begins
• Space still available in WRF hurricane tutorial
• UCAR Magazine available online
• Current job openings at UCAR
• Opportunities beyond UCAR
• COMET news: Tsunami modules, faculty course on satellites, outreach proposals, flash flood module
• Reminders from previous issues
Richard Anthes, UCAR president since 1988, recently announced his intention to step down at the end of 2011. The UCAR Board of Trustees invites applications and nominations for the position. As chief executive officer of UCAR, the president is responsible for creating, promoting and executing a shared vision and providing leadership and scientific direction for all UCAR programs and activities, including NCAR and UCAR Community Programs. The search committee, chaired by Dennis Hartmann (University of Washington), plans to conduct interviews this summer or early fall, with the successful candidate assuming the UCAR presidency in early January 2012.
Community members are invited to nominate individuals or to provide input on what characteristics the next UCAR president should have. Nominations are completely confidential; however, you may provide your name if you so choose.
The registration deadline has been extended for the WRF for Hurricanes Tutorial, to be hosted by NCAR in Boulder on 26–29 April. The tutorial is cosponsored by NCAR/MMM, NOAA/NCEP/Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), and the joint Developmental Testbed Center, located at NCAR. It includes:
Participants can choose to attend only the first day of the tutorial (scientific overview), for which registration is free, or the entire four-day event ($300 registration). Space is limited, so register soon.
A wide range of research, education, and other activities from NCAR, UCAR, and the UCAR community are spotlighted in UCAR Magazine, available in print and online. The spring issue is now on the Web. To learn more about access options, go to the “Subscribe” link on the magazine’s home page.
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.
The COMET Program would like to make people aware of two online educational modules that broadly cover the phenomenon of tsunami generation and inundation, include their many surprising characteristics and impacts, and how NOAA’s National Weather Service detects, monitors, and warns the public of tsunamis.
This module introduces the science of tsunamis: their causes, initiation process, properties, propagation, inundation, and long-term effects. Through new animations, historical images, video, and interactive exercises, learners discover the ways tsunamis interact with and affect the world.
Tsunami Warning Systems
This module describes the processes involved in anticipating, detecting, and warning for a tsunami. It summarizes data collection, modeling, analysis, and alert procedures used at NOAA’s Tsunami Warning Centers.
Faculty course on satellites
This summer, university faculty are invited to attend Integrating Satellite Data and Products into Geoscience Courses with Emphasis on Advances in Geostationary Satellite Systems in Boulder, CO from 8 to 12 August 2011. Through funding by NOAA/NESDIS/GOES-R, faculty will be provided airfare, lodging, rental vans for daily use, and per diem. The deadline for applications is 15 April. For more details, see this PDF document.
The COMET Outreach Program has extended the deadline for GOES-R Cooperative Proposals and is currently accepting proposals for GOES-R Partners Projects. More information on both proposals is available online.
New online publication
Flash Flood Processes: International Edition
This module examines both the hydrologic and meteorological processes that often contribute to the development of flash flooding. Common tools and technologies that are used in flash flood monitoring and forecasting, from manual gauging systems to complex radar- and satellite-based runoff models, are explored.
University computing requests for NSF-supported university projects
Application deadline: 21 March
Apply now for Heliophysics Summer School 2011
Application deadline: 1 April
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