Marie Curie fellowship applications invitation in atmospheric science

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Current state: Approved
Department: Klimacampus
City: Hamburg
Category: ,
Country: Germany
Contact Person: Nicolas Iro
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Hamburg
Application Due Date: Monday, July 15 2013

 The group of theoretical meteorology of the University of Hamburg, Germany ( ) is welcoming applications in the FP7 Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship schemes: Intra European Fellowship – IEF for researchers with mobility in Europe and International Incoming Fellowsip – IIF for researchers from outside Europe coming in our Institution. Both are for a period of 12-24 months.

Our group is expanding a new research line in planetology. We are developing models of circulation of planetary atmosphere with various applications from Mars to exoplanets (giant and Earth-like). We welcome applicants with a background in geoscience as well as in Astrophysics/Planetary science.

Moreover, building on our expertise in geophysical sciences, other example of topics are:
– Extreme Events at different spatial and temporal scales: the impact of meteo-climatic extremes can be greatly determined by their spatial extension and/or their persistence. The aim of this project is to conduct a fundamental study on the behaviour of extremes in climate models under different coarse graining – resulting from different choices of model’s resolution and of model’s outputs averaging methods. The results will be of interest for both theory and applications, as it will lead to a better interpretation and use of models’s outputs for a variety of downscaling problems.
– Thermodynamics of the Asian Monsoonal Circulation: Several studies have made clear that the current generation of climate models is still not able to represent to a satisfactory degree of precision the circulation patterns characterizing the South and South East Asian monsoon. One of the main reasons for such inefficiency seems to be the inability to represent accurately the complex and steep orography of the Hindu-Kush-Himalaya and of the Tibetan plateau. What we propose is to perform a thermodynamical analysis of the extended region housing the monsoonal circulation, by generalizing to limited regions, featuring material fluxes at the boundaries, the thermodynamic formalism developed for describing the efficiency and the irreversibility of the whole climate system. The goal is to link the properties of the monsoonal circulation to the correlations between energy fluxes and temperature for present and projected climate conditions. This problem will be studied using climate models of various resolutions (and under different atmospheric compositions). Moreover, climate models’ data from the IPCC/CMIP5 dataset will be analyzed for investigating the dynamical reasons of the observed biases.

Some eligibility criteria (including mobility) are set by the FP7 People Program.
A Doctoral degree in physics, applied mathematics, astronomy, or Earth sciences, and research experience in the field of planetary atmospheres are required.
Please contact Nicolas Iro ([email protected]) for further detail.

Notice of interest must be received no later than July 15th 2013 for allowing time to build the application.