UCAR Update – May 2013

Opportunities, resources, and deadlines for university faculty and students

May 2013 - In this issue

•  Current job openings at UCAR
•  Opportunities beyond UCAR
•  New from COMET: Climatology for forecasters, tephigrams, tropical MCSs
•  Reminders from previous issues

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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.

  • Postdoctoral Scientist (13103), UCP/VSP (Princeton, NJ)


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.


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: 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.

Tephigram Mastery
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..

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

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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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