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UCAR Update

December 2007


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In brief
HAO seeks undergraduate summer interns
Postdoctoral fellowships in HAO
New COMET webcasts: Frontogenetical circulations, wave ensembles
Reminders from last issue


HAO seeks undergraduate summer interns
NCAR's High Altitude Observatory is offering summer internships to undergraduates interested in studying the Sun and its relationship to Earth's upper atmosphere. Students selected for the program will have an opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of modern scientific research while engaged in carefully tailored studies under the supervision of staff members. Since only one student will be working on a given project, each can expect to receive the full benefit of individual attention. The program is open to international participants.

In order to offer interns a set of expanded scientific and social opportunities, HAO is partnering this year with the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) and its Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Other space physics institutes throughout the Boulder area are also participating.

For more details on the HAO internships, including an online application, please see the URL below.

Application deadline: 7 January
Contact: Elizabeth Chapin, NCAR/ESSL/HAO, 303-497-1598
HAO Summer Undergraduate Internship announcement


Postdoctoral fellowships in HAO
NCAR's High Altitude Observatory is now accepting applications for its postdoctoral program. HAO conducts research on the Sun's interior, atmosphere. and heliosphere; solar magnetism and variability; and the terrestrial impact of solar output. Radiative transfer, hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, radiation hydrodynamics, and plasma physics are studied for both their fundamental physical interests and their applications in the above areas of research.

Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to pursue research in collaboration with members of the scientific staff and other long-term visitors, and perhaps to continue research projects initiated at their home institutions. HAO postdoc positions are for one year with an opportunity to renew for a second year. Fellows should not be more than four years beyond the Ph.D. degree at the start of their appointment. For more details, please see the URL below.

Application deadline: 7 January
Contact: Elizabeth Chapin, NCAR/ESSL/HAO, 303-497-1598
HAO Postdoctoral Fellows announcement


New COMET webcasts: Frontogenetical circulations, wave ensemble
Below are details on two new webcasts available from UOP/COMET. Please see the accompanying Web links for more details.

Frontogenetical Circulations and Stability
This webcast, by James Moore (Saint Louis University), discusses various stability types, including convective, conditional, inertial and symmetric. It goes on to provide an overview of the frontogenetical process and associated circulations. The webcast concludes with a discussion of the impact of stability on frontal circulations.
Wave Ensembles in the Marine Forecast Process
This webcast has been developed to introduce the Ensemble Global Ocean Wave Forecast System (EGOWaFS) to the marine forecasting community. Topics discussed include the unique basis for ensemble prediction of ocean waves, graphics of EGOWaFS product output and their interpretation, and case examples involving EGOWaFS.

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


Reminders from last issue

ASP begins 2008 postdoc recruitment
Application deadline: 5 January

Apply now for NOAA Climate and Global Change postdoc program
Application deadline: 11 January

Apply now for SOARS
Application deadline: 1 February


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