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Deadline: 3 February 2017 | Applications for this position will be accepted on a continuous basis until the position is filled.
UCAR's Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESSTM) is seeking to fill a 2 year position at the National Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) within the National Centers for Environmental Prediction’s (NCEP) Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) in College Park Maryland.
The successful candidate will work on developing an improved analysis capability for atmospheric conditions (sustained wind, wind gust, pressure and stability) near the surface and in the vicinity of where named tropical cyclones reached landfall along the coasts of the United States. The candidate will work with and supplement an existing team at EMC advancing the capabilities of the Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis (RTMA) and the Unrestricted Mesoscale Analysis (URMA).
The work is in the specific context of the Consumer Option for an Alternative System to Allocate Losses (COASTAL) Act which requires NOAA to produce detailed post-storm analyses following named landfalling tropical storms to permit FEMA to “adjudicate” between wind-caused damages versus water-caused damages. A demonstration system is to be in place at the end of a two-year period.
The candidate is expected to have an M.S. with at least five years of work experience or a recent Ph.D. (preferred) in meteorology or atmospheric sciences with experience in one or more of the following areas.
The candidate must have good communication skills and be able to work with a diverse group of scientists across multiple organizations who are involved in various aspects of the COASTAL Act project.
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VSP also accepts applications mailed to:
UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
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