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UCAR Update

April 2009


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In brief
Register now for CCSM Workshop in Breckenridge
Unidata’s triennial users workshop set for June
Project scientist sought for precipitation frequency analysis
Current job openings at UCAR
New from COMET: Tropical variability, RSS feed, satellite resources
Reminders from previous issues


Register now for CCSM workshop in Breckenridge
NCAR's Climate and Global Dynamics Division is pleased to announce its 14th Annual CCSM Workshop, designed for users of the Community Climate System Model. The workshop is being held at The Village at Breckenridge on 15–18 June.

This year's workshop will be a combination of plenary presentations, special interest presentations by the CCSM working groups, and a poster session for participants to highlight their work. Registration is now open at the URL below.

Contact: Barbara Ballard, NCAR/ESSL/CGD, 303-497-1358
CCSM Workshop announcement


Unidata’s triennial users workshop set for June
The seventh triennial Unidata Users Workshop, entitled Using Operational and Experimental Observations in Education, will take place 8–12 June in Boulder. The workshop will include presentations, hands-on labs, and demonstrations of the latest observational techniques, as well as several social events to provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas in informal settings. New for this year's workshop is a poster session.

Some funds are available to defray travel expenses for 10 qualified graduate students in the amount of $550 per student. See the associated PDF announcement for more details.

Registration deadline: 23 April
Deadline for travel fund applications for graduate students: 24 April
Contact: Tina Campbell, UOP/Unidata, 303-497-8639
2009 Unidata Users Workshop


Project scientist sought for precipitation frequency analysis
UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs is recruiting a project scientist to work at the NOAA Office of Hydrological Development in Silver Spring, Maryland. The successful candidate will conduct research in areas relevant to precipitation frequency analysis. Responsibilities include recommending, developing, and establishing national policies or techniques for statistical analysis of precipitation data. Research areas may include regionalization approaches, spatial interpolation methods, goodness-of-fit tests and construction of confidence intervals on frequency estimates, use of partial-duration versus annual-maximum series, and on-stationary time series.

The scientist will also develop precipitation frequency estimates (data collection, statistical modeling, and interpretation of results) and have an opportunity to author technical reports and scientific publications and to present papers at seminars and scientific meetings.

Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. in engineering with specialization in hydrology or hydrometeorology, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Deadline for initial consideration: 24 April
Contact: Julie Cross, UOP/VSP, 303-497-8634
UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs opportunities


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.

  • Associate Scientist II (9103), NCAR/RAL
  • Associate Scientist III (9104), NCAR/RAL
  • Project Scientist I (9072), NCAR/ESSL/MMM
  • Project Scientist I (9106), UCAR/VSP at NWS/HDSC, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Project Scientist I/II (9105), NCAR/RAL
  • Scientist I (9028), NCAR/CISL

Applicants can view the full descriptions for these and other positions at the UCAR Human Resources site.

Contact: UCAR Human Resources
Careers at UCAR


New from COMET: Tropical variability, RSS feed, satellite resources
Below are details on a new online publication and two enhanced services available from UOP/COMET. Please see the accompanying Web links for more details.

Tropical Variability, Chapter 5
This is the fourth published chapter of the online textbook “Introduction to Tropical Meteorology.” This chapter presents an overview of the major cycles dominating intraseasonal and interannual variability in the tropics.

RSS feed announcing new publications
COMET has added a RSS feed as a means to distribute publication information on new modules. See the links to the feed on the COMET home page and the "Subscribe to Updates" page.

Environmental Satellite Resource Center (ESRC), version 1.1
Environmental Satellite Resource Center (ESRC), version 1.1 COMET is pleased to announce the release of an update to the Environmental Satellite Resource Center to better suit users’ needs. The ESRC has amassed hundreds of reliable, searchable, user-submitted resources over the last six months, and the usability, security, and functionality have been increased.

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


Reminders from previous issues

ECSA Junior Faculty Forum on Future Scientific Directions--Connecting Weather and Climate in Theory, Models and Observations
Application deadline: 27 April

Save the dates: summer WRF workshop and tutorial

Visiting scientist openings: air pollution, space weather, satellite retrievals


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