UCAR Update - September 2010

Opportunities, resources, and deadlines for university faculty and students


September 2010 - In this issue

Apply now for Faculty Fellowship Program
Graduate students and advisors: consider NCAR’s Graduate Visitor Program
New website on Joachim Kuettner
Current job openings at UCAR
New from COMET:  “Hurricane Strike!” update, Northwest Pacific overview, flood frequency analysis, NWP diagnosis

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Apply now for Faculty Fellowship Program

The NCAR Advanced Study Program is now accepting applications for its Faculty Fellowship Program (FFP) for visits to occur between 1 May 2011 and 31 May 2013. The FFP is designed to foster fruitful and lasting intellectual collaborations between university faculty and NCAR staff. It provides opportunities and resources for faculty employed at universities to work in residence at NCAR and enables NCAR scientific staff to spend time in residence at U.S. universities.

Application deadline: 30 November

Contact: Paula Fisher, NCAR/ASP, 303-497-1328
NCAR/ASP Faculty Fellowship Program

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Graduate students and advisors: consider NCAR’s Graduate Visitor Program

Part of NCAR’s Advanced Study Program (ASP), the Graduate Visitor Program (GVP) brings graduate students to NCAR for 3- to-12-month collaborative visits, with the endorsement of their thesis advisors and in pursuit of their thesis research. The visits are designed to enhance NCAR partnerships with other public and private institutions.

ASP is now accepting applications from NCAR scientific staff for GVP visits through the end of 2011. Please note that this program only accepts applications via NCAR staff. If you are an advisor with a student who would benefit from this program, please contact NCAR scientific staff working in your student's field of research directly, or contact ASP (see below) for assistance. If you are a student who wishes to participate in this program, please ask your advisor to contact NCAR scientific staff directly, or contact ASP for help in identifying a suitable sponsor.

Application deadline: 31 October
Contact: Paula Fisher, NCAR/ASP, 303-497-1328
NCAR/ASP Graduate Visitor Program

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New website on Joachim Kuettner

A new website spotlighting the unique career of Joachim Kuettner, who turns 101 on 21 September, is now online at the URL below. Since 1985 Kuettner has held the title of UCAR Distinguished Chair for Atmospheric Science and International Research.

Hosted by the NCAR Archives, the site includes a timeline with links to articles, interviews, and other material on Kuettner’s accomplishments from the 1920s onward. This material includes "The Joy and Adventure of Exploring the Atmosphere", a collection of photos from throughout Kuettner’s life shown at the 100th birthday celebration given in his honor. Also linked are video presentations from the Joachim Kuettner Symposium, held in January 2010 at the 90th annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society.

Contact: Susan Montgomery-Hodge, UCAR, 303-497-1653
Renaissance Man of Meteorology Celebrates 101st Year

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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 I (10182), NCAR/EOL
  • Postgraduate Scientist (10197), NCAR/MMM
  • Project Manager I (10193), NCAR/RAL
  • Project Scientist I (10185), NCAR/RAL
  • Project Scientist I (10187), UCP/VSP, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (10202), UCP/VSP, various
  • Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise (PACE) Fellowship Program (10203), UCP/VSP, various
  • Heliophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (10204), UCP/VSP, various

Applicants can view the full descriptions for these and other positions online.

Contact: UCAR Human Resources
Careers at UCAR

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New from COMET:  “Hurricane Strike!” update, Northwest Pacific overview, flood frequency analysis, NWP diagnosis

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

Update of "Hurricane Strike!" module

Designed primarily for middle school students, this module uses an engaging and interactive scenario to frame learning activities that focus on hurricane science and safety. This revised version updates the content and includes new, printable tip sheets for hurricane safety.

A Forecaster's Overview of the Northwest Pacific

This module provides an introduction to the Northwest Pacific for weather forecasters. It touches on major aspects of the region's geography, oceanography, and climatology.

Flood Frequency Analysis: International Edition

This module offers a thorough introduction to appropriately constructing the historical data series needed for flood frequency analysis, calculating the flooding probabilities, and gauging the reliability of the resulting probability values.

Analysis, Diagnosis, and Short-Range Forecast Tools

The first section of this module discusses the importance of analysis and diagnosis in evaluating NWP in the forecast process. In section two, methodology is examined for dealing with discrepancies between both the official forecast and NWP compared to analysis and diagnosis. The third section shows a representative example of the methodology.

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

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