UCAR Update - June 2010

Opportunities, resources, and deadlines for university faculty and students


June 2010 - In this issue

Current job openings at UCAR
New from COMET: QPF verification, ocean acoustics, hurricane preparedness
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.

  • NCAR/NEON Postdoctoral Fellowship (10139)

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: QPF verification, ocean acoustics, hurricane preparedness

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

QPF Verification: Challenges and Tools

Through the use of rich illustrations, animations, and interactions, this module provides an introduction to a variety of methods and approaches for assessing the quality of quantitative precipitation forecasts. An overview is presented of three verification programs available to most NWS forecast offices: the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center verification, the National Precipitation Verification Unit, and the Boise Verify Program.

Introduction to Ocean Acoustics

This module explores ocean acoustics, focusing on the propagation and detection of sound in the marine environment. Sound propagation strongly depends on refraction caused by variations in sound speed and reflection off the seafloor and sea surface. Detection of sound subsequently depends on its propagation path, background noise from human and natural sources, and the sensors used for detection.

Community Hurricane Preparedness, 2nd Edition

This course was originally developed in 2000 and has been taken by thousands of emergency managers through FEMA's Independent Study program. This newly updated edition contains information about hurricane science and hazards, how forecasters predict hurricane intensity and track, and what forecast products and decision tools are available. The course ends with an engaging exercise in which the student plays the role of an emergency manager who has to make decisions based on forecasts and community evacuation factors.

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

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Reminders from previous issues

Tutorial on GSI data assimilation system



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