Boundary Layer Parameterization Postdoctoral Researcher

Published: 7 August 2020
The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at CU Boulder encourages applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher!
This position will use observational data from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program to evaluate and help improve the representation of physical processes in NOAA weather/earth-system forecast models. The position is part of the collaborative research between CIRES and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Global Systems Laboratory (GSL) in Boulder, CO.
DOE/ARM collects comprehensive observations from a network of six ground-based observatories and an aerial facility that provides supporting measurements to these ground-based observations. Data from these observatories have been important for the development and improvement of physical parameterizations of radiation, clouds, and aerosols in a number of models. To accelerate the application of ARM observations towards the improvement of NOAA’s UFS, this post-doctoral position will directly use the rich set of ARM observations to provide insights into forecast-error attribution by linking physical states in model forecasts to systematic errors.
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This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, through the Biological and Environmental Research program as part of the Atmospheric System Research program.