UCAR Update - July 2011

Opportunities, resources, and deadlines for university faculty and students

July 2011 - In this issue

New director for GLOBE
Stephen Schneider Symposium
Current job openings at UCAR
Opportunities beyond UCAR
New from COMET: Flood forecasting
Reminders from previous issues

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New director for GLOBE

Andy Tasker is the new director of the GLOBE Program, whose headquarters is based in UCAR/UCP. Tasker has coordinated GLOBE efforts in the United Kingdom since 1997 and served as Europe and Eurasia representative for GLOBE’s International Advisory Committee from 2008 to 2010. His extensive experience in nature conservation and environmental education includes positions as a senior lecturer in ecology at Coventry University and chief executive of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. For more on Tasker and GLOBE, please see the URL below.

Contact: Janet Heiderer, UCP/GLOBE, 303-497-2641
GLOBE article on Andy Tasker

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Stephen Schneider Symposium

A scientific symposium honoring the late researcher Stephen Schneider (Stanford University), who spent many years at NCAR, will be held in Boulder on 25–27 August, preceded by an evening reception on 24 August. The meeting will pay tribute to Schneider’s contributions in specific areas of climate science, examine interdisciplinary themes, and identify key challenges in climate science, policy, and communication, along with possible responses to those challenges.

The symposium is being organized by a group of longtime colleagues of Schneider’s at NCAR, Stanford, and elsewhere. For more details, please see the URL below.

Contact: Linda Mearns, NCAR/IMAGe, 303-497-8124
The 2011 Stephen H. Schneider Symposium

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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.

  • Associate Scientist II (11146), NCAR/NESL/MMM
  • Climate and Health Postdoctoral Scientist (11123), UCP/JOSS, location TBD
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (11081), NCAR/NESL/CGD
  • Postgraduate Scientist (11144), NCAR/NESL/MMM
  • Postgraduate Scientist (11145), NCAR/NESL/MMM
  • Project Scientist III (11143), NCAR/NESL/MMM

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.

  • Speedwell Weather: Meteorologist
  • Oregon State University: Assistant/associate professor (climate modeler)
  • University of Oxford: Lectureship in physical climate science
  • University of Auckland: Senior lectureship in theoretical climate physics, lecturer in geophysics
  • Southwest Climate Science Center (SWCSC): Climate research position opportunities
  • Taksha University: Short Course on Global, Regional, and Mesoscale Weather Models

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: Flood forecasting

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

Flood Forecasting Case Study
This module allows users to explore the flood forecasting process by assuming the role of a visiting hydrologist intern at the National Hydrologic Service in Main Country. Fictional senior hydrologists guide the intern through an idealized flooding event that takes place over Main Country's mainstem river basin and its tributary basins, each with varying landscapes and observation systems.

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

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Reminders from previous issues

GLOBE Annual Partner Meeting
Meeting dates: 17–22 July

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