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UCAR Update

August 2007

 

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In brief
New NCAR Web site now on line
Apply now for NOAA Climate and Global Change postdoc program
Visiting scientist opportunity at NESDIS
VSP seeks postdocs, senior scientists for GFDL
New COMET publications: Antarctica, ocean models, airport forecasts
Reminders from last issue

 
 
 

New NCAR Web site now on line
In a collaborative effort involving the NCAR Directorate, NCAR laboratories, and UCAR Communications, a new NCAR Web site (see below) was launched on 23 July. The site features research, facilities, opportunities, and outreach efforts provided by NCAR to the UCAR community. Designed from a uniquely NCAR perspective, it includes a greater depth of content focused on important research topics and facilities. We hope users will employ this new site as another means to get to know and interact with our organization. We welcome your input via the feedback form (below).

Contact: Kris Conrad, NCAR Directorate, 303-497-1118
NCAR website
Feedback

 
 

Apply now for NOAA Climate and Global Change postdoc program
UOP's Visiting Scientist Programs invite applicants to the NOAA-sponsored Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. UCAR manages this program, which pairs recently graduated postdoctoral researchers with host scientists at U.S. institutions to work in areas of mutual interest. The program offers two-year postdoctoral fellowships, reviewed annually. Fellows receive a fixed annual salary and a full line of UCAR employee benefits. For more details and application instructions, please see the URL below.

Application deadline: 11 January 2008
Contact: Meg Austin, UOP/VSP, 303-497-8649
UOP Visiting Scientist Programs (including link to job opening)

 
 

Visiting scientist opportunity at NESDIS
UOP/VSP is recruiting a visiting scientist to work at the Office of Research and Applications at NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) in Camp Springs, Maryland. The selected scientist will be involved in the operational impact of satellite surface vector wind on numerical weather prediction. The application review process will begin on 15 October, and the position will remain open until filled.

Application review begins: 15 October
Contact: Meg Austin, UOP/VSP, 303-497-8649
UOP Visiting Scientist Programs (including link to job opening)

 
 

VSP seeks postdocs, senior scientists for GFDL
UOP/VSP is now seeking postdoctoral scientists and short-term senior visitors to work in Princeton, New Jersey, at NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. This UCAR-managed visitor program is part of the Climate Change Research Initiative. GFDL expects some of the postdoctoral positions to evolve into permanent civil service appointments. The full announcement and application requirements can be found at the URL below.

Application deadline: 1 October
Contact: Meg Austin, UOP/VSP, 303-497-8649
UOP Visiting Scientist Programs (including link to job opening)

 
 

New COMET publications: Antarctica, ocean models, airport forecasts
Below are three new online publications from UOP/COMET. Please see the accompanying Web links for more details.

Antarctica: Challenging Forecasts for a Challenging Environment
This module includes an overview of Antarctic history, interesting facts, real-life experiences, climate, and the challenges inherent to this frozen continent. The main presentation features experts in Antarctic research and forecasting sharing their knowledge of the continent and discussing forecasting challenges as well as present and future research topics.
Introduction to Ocean Models
To better understand and forecast the state of the ocean, numerical ocean models combine observations and physics to predict temperature, salinity, and currents at any time and any place across the ocean basins. This module discusses the elements of numerical ocean models, including model physics, coordinate systems, parameterization, initialization, and boundary conditions.
Writing TAFs for Convective Weather
This is the second module in the Distance Learning Aviation Course 2. It addresses topics such as how to construct good TAFs (Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts) during convective weather, along with the use of specific tools for diagnosing convective weather near airports.

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

 
 

Reminders from last issue

CISL invites large requests for computational resources
Deadline: 4 September

Scientist sought for research on ice sheets, sea level, and climate change
Application deadline for first consideration: 15 October

 
 

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