UCAR Update - April 2013

Opportunities, resources, and deadlines for university faculty and students

April 2013 - In this issue

•  Invitation: NCAR Industry Summit on the Future of Forecasting
•  Seeking nominations for UCAR board and committees
•  Current job openings at UCAR
•  Opportunities beyond UCAR
•  New from COMET: Nighttime visible observations, ensemble prediction, Gulf/Caribbean overview

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Invitation: NCAR Industry Summit on the Future of Forecasting

On July 2, NCAR will hold its first-ever Industry Summit on the Future of Forecasting: Science to Impact. This daylong event will feature world-leading researchers describing emerging technologies for renewable energy, highway safety, water management, wildfire prediction, air pollution mitigation, aviation safety, regional climate projections, and more. It will serve a unique chance to preview coming research developments and learn about collaboration opportunities with us and our university partners.

Research, licensing, and commercialization opportunities springing from the technologies on display is a key focus. To that end, we will set aside private meeting areas and include some deep dives on those areas of greatest interest to potential partners. For those able to join us the night before, we are also hosting a private reception on the evening of July 1, featuring tours of our world-class visualization lab.

Please RSVP online for this no-cost event. If you know of colleagues who would benefit from attending, please feel free to forward this invitation.

Deadline for registration: 1 June

Contact: Scott Rayder, Office of the UCAR President, 303-497-1673
NCAR Industry Summit on the Future of Forecasting: Science to Impact

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Seeking nominations for UCAR board and committees

It's time to submit nominations for the UCAR Board of Trustees, the UCAR President's Advisory Committee on University Relations (PACUR), the Membership Committee, and the Members' Nominating Committees. Anyone may submit a nomination.

In particular, please think about nominees (especially early-career faculty) for PACUR, as we will have six spots opening up this year. We also need candidates with high-level administrative experience for the Board of Trustees, where we will have four institutional positions to fill.

At the website below, you will find the nomination form, plus links to information about trustee vacancies, the member committees, committee requirements, and commitments. The Nominating Committee will meet in June to consider your nominations and put together the slates for the committees that will be presented and voted on at the 2013 Annual Members' Meeting in Boulder on October 8-9.

Thank you for taking time to send your nominations. Please feel free to forward this email to colleagues within your institution.

Contact: Aneka Finley, Office of the UCAR President, 303-497-1655
Nomination form for UCAR Board of Trustees

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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 (13092), NCAR/EOL

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.

  • APEC Climate Center, Busan Korea: Open Positions for Research Fellows
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cloud Parameterization and Boundary Layer Turbulence
  • LimnoTech: Micrometeorologist/Hydrologist
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: Postdoctoral and graduate positions in climate and hydrological 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: Nighttime visible observations, ensemble prediction, Gulf/Caribbean overview

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.

Advances in Space-Based Nighttime Visible Observation
This one-hour publication explores the types of atmospheric and surface features that can be observed at night and lays the foundation for the rest of the module, which explores operational uses of nighttime visible observations.

Introduction to Ensembles: Forecasting Hurricane Sandy
This module provides an introduction to ensemble forecast systems with an operational case study of Hurricane Sandy. Lessons integrated in the case study provide information on ensemble statistics, products, bias correction, and verification.

Forecasters' Overview of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea
This module provides an introduction to the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea for weather forecasters, focusing on major aspects of the region's geography, oceanography, and climatology.

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

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