UCAR Update - April 2010

Opportunities, resources, and deadlines for university faculty and students


April 2010 - In this issue

Current job openings at UCAR
New from COMET: Hydrography, stability, tropical weather
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/UOP, along with the relevant tracking code. All jobs are based in Boulder unless otherwise indicated.

  • Lab Director (10092), NCAR/EOL
  • Postgraduate Scientist (10094), NCAR/RAL/CSAP
  • Project Scientist I (9230), NCAR/CISL/IMAGe
  • Scientist I (10053), NCAR/CISL

Applicants can view the full descriptions for these and other positions at the UCAR Human Resources site.

Contact: UCAR Human Resources
Careers at UCAR


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New from COMET: Hydrography, stability, tropical weather

Below are details on three new online publications available from UCP/COMET. Please see the accompanying Web links for more details.

Introduction to Hydrography
This module describes hydrography pertaining to nautical charting and navigation. It covers how nautical charts are created, who creates them, the products available, and how to find and use them.

Atmospheric Stability
This unit introduces the processes related to stable and unstable atmospheric conditions and explains their impact on fire behavior. The unit also explains cloud formation and describes the usage of clouds and other visual indicators of stability.

Introduction to Tropical Meteorology: Chapter 11: Observations, Analysis, and Prediction of Tropical Weather
This module is the fifth published chapter of the online textbook Introduction to Tropical Meteorology. Chapter 11 describes the challenges of tropical weather forecasting and examines types of observations and weather analysis techniques used by tropical forecasters.

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


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Reminders from previous issues

University computing requests for NSF-supported university projects
Application deadline: 29 March

Apply now for ASP 2010 summer colloquia
Deadline: 1 April

Heliophysics Summer School 2010
Application Deadline: 1 April


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