UCAR Update - June 2012

Opportunities, resources, and deadlines for university faculty and students

June 2012 - In this issue

Heliophysics Summer School materials now online
Current job openings at UCAR
Opportunities beyond UCAR
New from COMET: Weather and community risk, microwave remote sensing
Reminders from previous issues

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Heliophysics Summer School materials now online

Videos, presentations, and problem sets from the 2012 Heliophysics Summer School, organized by UCAR’s Visiting Scientist Programs, are now online at the links below. Presented by leading experts, the talks focus on the science underlying current and future heliophysical missions, drawing on the textbooks Heliophysics I-III. The material includes:

  • fundamentals of the solar atmosphere, the solar wind, the Earth’s magnetosphere, and ionosphere
  • basic concepts and unanswered questions pertaining to magnetic reconnection, shocks, plasma instabilities, turbulence, and heating
  • phenomena such as substorms, radiation belt and chromospheric dynamics, solar wind turbulence and particle heating, and heliospheric shocks.


Recruitment for the 2013 Heliophysics Summer School will begin this fall. Watch UCAR Update for an announcement.

Contact: Susanne Demaree, UCP/VSP, 303-497-8627
Lecture material
Heliophysics I-III textbooks
Problem sets

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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.

  • Data Assimilation Project Scientist I/II (12158), NCAR/CISL/IMAGe


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.

  • UK Met Office: Deputy Director of Weather Science
  • National Ecological Observatory Network: QA/QC Scientist/Engineer
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Postdoctoral Researchers and Fellows (various)
  • MDA Information Systems: Web Application Developer-Software Developer, Meteorological Applications Developer
  • Goettingen University (Germany), Technician
  • University at Albany, State University of New York: Director, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center


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: Weather and community risk, microwave remote sensing

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

Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk, 2nd Edition
This module provides emergency managers and other decision makers with background information about weather, natural hazards, and preparedness. Additional topics include risk communication, human behavior, and effective warning partnerships, as well as a desktop exercise allowing the learner to practice the types of decisions required as hazardous situations unfold.

Microwave Remote Sensing: Overview, 2nd Edition
TThis module presents an overview of space-based microwave remote sensing for environmental applications with a focus on meteorological applications. It also serves as an introduction to other, more in-depth modules covering the science and application of cloud, precipitation, water vapor, and land and sea surface observations.

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

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Reminders from previous issues

Seeking nominations for UCAR committees
Nomination deadline: 22 June

Students: Apply now for FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Workshop
Application deadline: 31 July

Coming this fall: Conference on Intelligent Data Understanding
Poster abstracts due: 10 August

GSI Community Tutorial coming in August

 

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