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UCAR Update

July 2007


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In brief
Scientist sought for research on ice sheets, sea level, and climate change
New COMET publications: river forecast and flash flood case studies
Reminders from last issue


Scientist sought for research on ice sheets, sea level, and climate change
In cooperation with UOP's Visiting Scientist Programs, NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory and Princeton University are recruiting a scientist with a keen interest in ice sheets and sea-level rise. NOAA/GFDL and Princeton are committed to understanding and predicting the future behavior of land-based ice sheets in response to increasing greenhouse gases, especially with respect to their impact on future sea level rise and climate. The successful candidate needs to have a strong background in numerical modeling of the climate system. Experience in land-ice modeling highly desirable but not essential.

For more details and application instructions, please see the URL below.

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


New COMET publications: river forecast and flash flood case studies
Below are two recent online publications from UOP/COMET: the final two modules in the Basic Hydrologic Science course. Please see the accompanying Web links for more details.

River Forecasting Case Study
The module takes the learner through the considerations for the river forecasting decisions associated with the remnants of Hurricane Ivan on 17-19 September 2004 for the Susquehanna River system in Pennsylvania and New York. Specific topics include soil conditions, the impact of QPF on runoff, runoff models, runoff processes, routed flow, and stage-discharge relationships.
Flash Flood Case Studies
This module takes the learner through seven flash flood events that occurred in the lower 48 U.S. states between 2003 and 2006. Specific topics include the physical characteristics that make a basin prone to flash floods, basin response to precipitation, flash flood guidance, the relationship between wildfire and flash floods, and the relationship between urban development and flash floods.

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


Reminders from last issue

Sign up for NSF Facilities Users' Workshop
Early registration deadline: 17 August

CISL invites large requests for computational resources
Deadline: 4 September


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