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UCAR Update

October 2006


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In brief
Deadline extended on UCAR Quarterly survey
Postdocs and visitors sought for Prediction across Scales Initiative
New round of COMET Cooperative and Partners Projects
ASP postdoctoral fellowships for 2007
WRF-ARW tutorial in January
Postdoc openings at Naval Research Laboratory
Washington Update
New COMET publications: watersheds, rip current forecasting
Reminders from last issue


Deadline extended on UCAR Quarterly survey
If you haven't yet provided your feedback on the UCAR Quarterly, please take five minutes to fill out our short online survey at the URL below by 31 October. We need your input to help us tailor the Quarterly to your wants and needs. Thanks in advance for your feedback.

Deadline: 31 October
Contact: Bob Henson, UCAR Communications, 303-497-8605
UCAR Quarterly survey


Postdocs and visitors sought for Prediction across Scales Initiative
As part of its development of a Nested Regional Climate Model (NRCM), NCAR's Earth & Sun Systems Laboratory is recruiting postdoctoral scientists and short-term scientific visitors interested in analysis of simulations from a tropical prototype version of the NRCM. Scientists joining the project will work closely with the NRCM team on topics that may include the following:

  • Diagnosis of model errors using in-situ and remote sensing data
  • The role of convection and its mesoscale organization in tropical variability
  • Scale interactions and their implications for regional and global climate models
  • Distinct climate features in the tropical channel simulations, including the seasonal and diurnal cycle, monsoon circulation and hydroclimate, tropical modes, and hurricanes
  • Comparison of tropical and global climate simulations to examine issues such as spatial resolution, physics parameterization, and model coupling

Interested candidates should send the following materials to Bill Kuo:

  • Cover letter describing the applicant's research experience and interests
  • Curriculum vitae with a list of publications in refereed journals
  • Names and addresses of three references
  • Doctoral thesis abstract (for recent Ph.D.s)

Deadline: 15 November
Contact: Kathy Morgan, NCAR/ESSL/MMM, 303-497-8954
Prediction across Scales opportunities


New round of COMET Cooperative and Partners Projects
In the next year the COMET Outreach Program will be supporting both Cooperative and Partners Projects. The program promotes partnerships between forecast offices and universities by providing funding for collaborative research projects that will transfer science into practice and serve the public good.

Proposals for both types of projects will be accepted after 15 November. More information is available at the URL below. Updates (including the RFP for Cooperative Projects) will be posted after 15 November.

Contact: Linda Korsgaard, UOP/COMET, 303-497-8360
COMET Outreach proposal information


ASP postdoctoral fellowships for 2007
NCAR's Advanced Study Program intends to hire up to seven new postdoctoral fellows in 2007. 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 2007 in order to be considered for fellowship awards beginning in 2007.

Contact: Paula Fisher, NCAR/SERE/ASP, 303-497-1328
ASP postdoc announcement


WRF-ARW tutorial in January
NCAR's Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division invites you to attend a five-day tutorial on the advanced research version of the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF-ARW). The tutorial is scheduled for 22-26 January 2007 in Boulder. It will consist of a series of lectures on various components of the WRF-ARW modeling system, as well as hands-on practice sessions.

Enrollment is set at 50 participants due to space and computer limitations. The registration fee of $400 ($300 for university students and postdoctoral researchers) is due by 10 November. Usually the class fills up quickly, so if you are interested, please register as soon as possible.

Contact: Sudie Kelly, NCAR/ESSL/MMM, 303-497-8951
WRF-ARW Tutorial


Postdoc openings at Naval Research Laboratory
In cooperation with the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), UCAR's Visiting Scientist Programs is seeking postdoctoral level scientists interested in furthering their research interests and developing expertise in new areas. Scientists who have recently received their Ph.D. have an exciting opportunity to work alongside experienced scientists at the NRL Marine Meteorology Division, located in Monterey, California.

Applications will be reviewed within six weeks of receipt. Applications will not be reviewed unless they are complete, including letters of reference. Appointments may commence anytime during the year.

Contact: Meg Austin, UOP/VSP, 303-497-8649
NRL postdoctoral scientist position


Washington Update
The October installment of Washington Update includes the following items. The full report can be found in PDF form at the URL below.

  • Agencies Operating Under a Continuing Resolution
  • Deputy Administrator of NOAA Nominated
  • GAO Report and Hearing on NOAA's Weather Satellite Program
  • Major Hurricane Initiative Proposed
  • Competitiveness Bill Introduced in Senate

Contact: Laura Curtis, UCAR Office of Government Affairs, 303-497-2106
Washington Update (PDF)


New COMET publications
Below is a sampling of the most recent online publications from UOP's Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET). Please see the accompanying Web links for more details on each.

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


Reminders from last issue

Two VSP opportunities for postdocs
Deadlines: 1 November, 12 January

Openings for HAO postdocs
Application deadline: 5 January 2007

Apply now for 2007–08 AMS/UCAR Congressional Science Fellowship
Application deadline: 1 February 2007


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