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Post Doc in Land Surface Modeling and Soil Moisture Scaling, 30 months, Bristol, UK

#1 von Sylvia , 16.09.2014 12:23

Research Assistant or Research Associate in Land Surface Modeling and Soil
Moisture Scaling

Summary: A postdoctoral position is available to evaluate the performance
of the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES) in reproducing soil
moisture dynamics and key land-atmosphere interactions in the UK at
hyper-spatial resolution in combination with novel cosmic-ray soil
moisture technology and remote sensing products. A PhD in
meteorology/hydrology or related disciplines (e.g. environmental science)
with an interest in land-atmosphere interactions, numerical modeling,
remote sensing, and data assimilation is essential.

This 30-month appointment (with potential extension to 36 months) is part
of the NERC-funded project AMUSED (A MUlti-scale Soil
moisture-Evapotranspiration Dynamics study) whose ultimate goal is to
identify the spatiotemporal scale-dependency of key dominant processes
that control changes in soil moisture and land-atmosphere interactions.
AMUSED will employ new innovative technology for soil moisture monitoring
using cosmic-rays sensors in combination with land surface modeling,
satellite remote sensing, and data assimilation methods. Some fieldwork
will take place, especially at the initial stages of the project to deploy
and install/calibrate cosmic-ray soil moisture sensors. For more
information about AMUSED, please visit

Required skills include experience using land surface models (e.g., JULES,
CLM, Noah, VIC) to predict soil-vegetation-atmosphere interactions, some
programming knowledge (e.g., Fortran or C) and experience with Linux
operating system, demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed papers,
effective written and oral communication skills, willingness to work in a
team, in an academic research environment, and development collaborative

Desired skills include knowledge of hydrometeorology, land-atmosphere
interactions, data assimilation and/or remote sensing, and some previous
experience with fieldwork activities.

For informal inquiries, please contact Dr Rafael Rosolem

To apply, please visit

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