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UCAR Update

October 2005


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In brief
A note from the editor
ASP postdoctoral fellowships
Still room in IMAGe workshop on multiscale GCM interactions
Announcement of opportunity: Climate System Laboratory
Follow-up Web site from UCAR members meeting
New COMET module and exercise on winter weather forecasting
Call for nominees: Undergraduate Leadership Workshop 2006
Boulder to host international education/outreach meeting in 2006
Reminders from last issue


A note from the editor
At the October meeting of UCAR members and affiliates, several member representatives expressed a wish to see UCAR Update distributed more widely to university faculty.   Please invite all faculty and researchers in your department or lab to subscribe using the Web page below.   As always, we encourage and welcome your feedback about the Update.

Contact: Bob Henson, UCAR Communications, 303-497-8605


ASP postdoctoral fellowships
The NCAR Advanced Study Program intends to hire up to seven new postdoctoral fellows in 2006.   The postdoctoral program provides an opportunity for recent-Ph.D. scientists to continue to pursue their research interests in atmospheric and related science.   Applications and reference letters must be received no later than 5 January 2006 in order to be considered for fellowship awards beginning in 2006.

Application deadline: 5 January 2006
Contact: Paula Fisher , NCAR/ASP, 303-497-1328
ASP postdoctoral fellowship announcement


Still room in IMAGe workshop on multiscale GCM interactions
NCAR's Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences is holding a workshop entitled "Multi-Scale Interactions in a GCM Grid Box: Mathematical Theory, Numerics, and Parameterization" at the Mesa Laboratory in Boulder from 31 October to 4 November.   The meeting is the second of three workshops organized as part of IMAGE's 2006 Theme of the Year, Emerging Mathematical Strategies for Multi-Scale and Stochastic Modeling of the Atmosphere and Climate.   Each interdisciplinary workshop includes a tutorial research/expository component for two days and a contemporary research component for the last three days.

The deadline for financial support has passed, but IMAGe welcomes additional registrants for the workshop.

Contact: Liz Rothney, NCAR/IMAGe, 303-497-1351
Second TOY 2006 workshop


Announcement of opportunity: Climate Simulation Laboratory
The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) is soliciting proposals for the use of the NCAR-based Climate Simulation Laboratory (CSL) beginning 1 February 2006.   The multiagency CSL facility, established in 1995, is dedicated to climate modeling in support of CCSP.   The CSL is separate from NCAR's general purpose computing facility, and its computing resources are allocated through a separate process.

Information about the criteria for CSL use and the allocation process is posted at the URL below.

Proposal deadline: 12 December
Contact: Ginger Caldwell, NCAR/SCD, 303-497-1229
CSL announcement of opportunity


Follow-up Web site for UCAR members meeting
A follow-up Web site summarizing the October 2005 meeting of UCAR members and affiliates can be found at the URL below.   The site includes links to large-format files for each of the posters presented at the open house session of the meeting.   Also included are detailed reports from NCAR director Tim Killeen, UOP director Jack Fellows, and UCAR president Rick Anthes; election results; and links to some programs mentioned in the discussions.

Contact: Susan Friberg, UCAR Governance, 303-497-1229
Meeting follow-up site


New COMET module and exercise on winter weather forecasting
UOP's Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET) has added two new titles to an online training series, Mesoscale Aspects of Winter Weather Forecasting.   Both titles are available at the URL below.   They include

  • Precipitation Type Forecasting: New Brunswick, 01-03 February 2003
    (interactive case exercise)
  • Topics in Precipitation Type Forecasting (module)

Contact: Linda Korsgaard, UOP/COMET, 303-497-8360
MetEd site


Call for nominees: Undergraduate Leadership Workshop 2006
Science department chairs are invited to nominate one student leader with junior standing to represent their university at the fifth annual NCAR Undergraduate Leadership Workshop, 19-23 June.   Criteria for nomination include demonstrated interest in atmospheric and related sciences, academic excellence, aptitude for research, and potential to gain from the experience.   NCAR will select up to 20 participants by 17 March and will fund students' expenses while they attend the workshop in Boulder.

Contact: Tim Barnes, UCAR Education and Outreach, 303-497-1169
ULW 2006 announcement


Boulder to host international education/outreach meeting in 2006
The Seventh International Conference on School and Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic Education will take place 3-7 July in Boulder.   The meeting, expected to draw over 100 top educators, will focus on education and outreach initiatives pertaining to weather, oceans, and climate.   Hosted by UCAR, the conference is cosponsored by a number of meteorological and oceanographic societies from around the globe.   The organizers invite abstracts for oral and poster presentations on a wide range of topics detailed in the URL below.

Contact: Susan Foster, UCAR Education and Outreach, 303-497-2595
Call for papers


Reminders from last issue

Visiting scientist openings at GFDL
Deadline: 1 November

2006 NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Program
Deadline: 15 January 2006


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