Opportunities, resources, and deadlines for university faculty and students
• Bring NCAR & UCP expertise to your campus with UVISIT
• ASP Summer Researcher Colloquium on carbon-climate connections
• SEA Software Engineering Conference
• Large university requests for NCAR computing resources
• Second joint AMOC/RAPID science meeting in July
• Now online: NCAR and laboratory/program annual reports
• Current job openings at UCAR
• Opportunities beyond UCAR
• New from COMET: Next-generation satellite imaging with GOES-R ABI
• Reminders from previous issues
UCAR has launched a new mechanism to help NCAR and UCP scientists and engineers to spend time in residence at U.S. colleges and universities for collaborative research, teaching, lectureships, and the like. The UVISIT program (University Visits in Scientific Interaction and Teaching) supplements the NCAR Faculty Fellowship Program. Through UVISIT, universities may request visits from UCAR staff, and UCAR staff may apply to participate in UVISIT. A particular visitor need not be identified in order for a campus to apply. Priority will be given to UCAR member and affiliate institutions. UVISIT support is intended primarily for travel and housing expenses; it will not cover the salaries of all participants. Application instructions and forms are at the link below.
Researchers involved in carbon cycle science, biogeochemistry, biogeochemical/ecological modeling, or related fields at early-career to senior levels are invited to apply for the NCAR Advanced Study Program's 2013 Summer Researcher Colloquium. The week-long meeting will be held 5–9 August, in the middle week of ASP’s three-week student summer colloquium, Carbon-Climate Connections in the Earth System. (The deadline has passed for student applications.) The researcher colloquium will be focused on key challenges in global carbon cycle modeling.
The UCAR Software Engineering Assembly (SEA) is holding its annual technical conference and a profiler tutorial workshop on 1–5 April at UCAR’s Center Green campus. The meeting is intended to appeal to software engineers working at UCAR/NCAR and at other institutions developing software focused on scientific disciplines. It will will consist of multiple speaker presentations on the first three days and hands-on parallel tutorial sessions on the last two days. The presentations from Monday through Wednesday will be webcast and archived. The meeting is open to the public (registration is $100), but space is limited, so register early!
NCAR’s Computational and Information Systems Laboratory invites NSF-supported university researchers in the atmospheric, oceanic, and related sciences to submit large allocation requests for the Yellowstone system by 1 April. All requesters are strongly encouraged to review the instructions before preparing their submissions. Requests will be reviewed by the CISL High-performance computing Advisory Panel. There must be a direct linkage between the NSF award and the computational research being proposed. For the Yellowstone resource, the threshold for Small University Allocations has been increased to 200,000 core-hours; researchers with such needs can apply for small allocations at any time. A Small Allocation is also recommended for researchers new to Yellowstone, in order to conduct benchmarking and test runs prior to submitting a large allocation request.
UCP’s Joint Office for Science Support is facilitating the second joint meeting of researchers in the U.K. RAPID and U.S. AMOC science programs, which study the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. This year’s meeting will explore the full breadth of AMOC research, including new results from AMOC observing systems as well as a wide variety of observational and modeling studies and theory. Registration and abstract submission are now open for the meeting, which will take place on 16–19 July in Baltimore, Maryland.
NCAR’s Web-based 2012 Annual Report provides highlights of research accomplishments; insights on the people, tools, and facilities at NCAR that are advancing research efforts both nationally and globally; and a summary of individual staff and program metrics. The report also links to the seven annual reports from NCAR laboratories and programs, featuring in-depth coverage on research and collaboration from the past year.
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 a new online publication available from UCP/COMET. Please see the accompanying Web link for more details. To see all modules, including recent translations, please visit MetEd's module list.
GOES-R ABI: Next Generation Satellite Imaging
This new module complements the previously released "GOES-R: Benefits of Next Generation Environmental Monitoring." It focuses specifically on the satellite's 16-channel Advanced Baseline Imager. With increased spectral coverage, greater spatial resolution, more frequent imaging, and improved image pixel geolocation and radiometric performance, the ABI will bring significant advancements to forecasting, numerical weather prediction, and climate and environmental monitoring.
NCAR director search is now open
Deadline for initial consideration: 27 March
Heliophysics Summer School for physics teachers & students
Deadline: 1 March
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