Opportunities, resources, and deadlines for university faculty and students
• Seeking nominations for UCAR committees
• CESM Workshop in Breckenridge
• Students: Apply now for FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Workshop
• Current job openings at UCAR
• Opportunities beyond UCAR
• New from COMET: quality management, Suomi NPP satellite, VIIRS imager
• Reminders from previous issues
Attention UCAR community: It’s time to submit nominations for the UCAR Board of Trustees, the UCAR President's Advisory Committee on University Relations (PACUR), and the Membership and Member's Nominating Committees. At the URL below, you will find the nomination form as well as links to information about trustee vacancies, the member committees, and committee requirements and commitments.
The Nominating Committee will meet the end of June to consider your nominations and put together the slates for the committees, which will be presented and voted on at the 2012 Members' Meeting in Boulder, October 16-17. To ensure your nominations will be considered, please submit them by June 22.
NCAR's Climate and Global Dynamics Division is pleased to announce its 17th Annual CESM Workshop, designed for users of the Community Earth System Model. The workshop is being held at The Village in Breckenridge on 18–21 June.
This year's workshop will be a combination of plenary presentations, special interest presentations by the CESM working groups, and a poster session for participants to highlight their work. Registration is currently open for general attendees at the URL below. The registration fee is $100. If you'd like to make a hotel reservation, please call The Village at 888-525-1787 and reference group code # BC2MB7.
UCP’s COSMIC Program is providing an opportunity for graduate and senior-level undergraduate students to attend and participate in a student session of the Sixth FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data Users’ Workshop, to be held in Boulder from 30 October to 1 November. All U.S. students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) submitting poster abstracts are eligible to be considered for travel assistance. The level of support available for each U.S. student is limited and is based on the number of students who apply and the types of assistance requested. U.S. students are encouraged to provide as much of their own support as possible.
The FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC mission, a joint Taiwan/U.S. project launched in 2006, includes a constellation of satellites that use radio occultation to gather between 1,000 and 1,500 atmospheric and electron density profiles each day.
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 publications available from UCP/COMET. Please see the accompanying Web links for more details.
Quality Management Systems: Implementation in Meteorological Services
This one-hour module provides an overview of the key concepts, benefits and principles of an effective quality management system (QMS) based on the ISO 9001:2008 quality management standard, as well as guidelines for the successful implementation of a QMS in aviation weather service agencies.
Suomi NPP: A New Generation of Environmental Monitoring Satellites
This module provides an overview of the Suomi NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership) satellite, which was launched in 2011 and is the first of a new series of missions under NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System program. The first half describes the Suomi NPP mission, products, and instruments. The second half focuses on Suomi NPP’s role in environmental monitoring, offering examples of how it detects and monitors Earth's climate, land and ocean surfaces, atmosphere, and space weather.
Imaging with VIIRS: A Convergence of Technologies and Experience, 2nd Edition
This module introduces the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite imager, which was launched on the Suomi NPP satellite in October 2011 and which will fly on future JPSS weather satellites. The module also covers the enhanced capabilities of VIIRS by examining the systems that contributed to its development. Special attention is paid to the day/night visible channel, as VIIRS is the first instrument on a civilian satellite to produce images of atmospheric and terrestrial features both with and without moonlight.
Coming this fall: Conference on Intelligent Data Understanding
Paper submissions due: 28 May
Poster abstracts due: 10 August
Payment due: 18 May
WRF Users' Workshop
Early registration deadline: 1 June
Interdisciplinary workshop on climate change applications
Application deadline: 1 June
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