Research Fellow-Atmospheric Aerosol Modeling


15 October 2021 - 31 December 2021

The Department of Environmental Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University seeks a full-time research fellow in the fields of atmospheric aerosol modeling. Specifically, the research fellow will join the NASA-sponsored project “Tracking volcanic gases from magma reservoir to the atmosphere: identifying precursors and optimizing models and satellite observations for future major eruptions”. Within this project, the research fellow will work on characterizing the role of volcanic ash in the development of mixed ash/sulfate plumes in the NASA GEOS Earth System Model. Specifically, the research fellow will use satellite and in-situ observations, as well as the output of a plume model, to guide the development of a GEOS configuration for mixed volcanic plumes.