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Reference : UMR5001-VALLAN0-054
Workplace : ST MARTIN D HERES
Date of publication : Monday, May 03, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 August 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Between 2648 and 3 768 € (according to experience)
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
The aim of the post-doctoral position is to conduct numerical coupled simulations of the ocean model NEMO and the ice-sheet model Elmer/Ice of the Amundsun sea sector (West Antarctica Ice-Sheet), in order to study the current and near-future stability of the grounding lines. Simulations using Elmer/Ice will be both conducted using a full-Stokes formulation without coupling with the ocean for the current stability simulations and a reduced-order ice flow formulation fully coupled with the ocean model NEMO for the near-future stability of grounding lines.
The work will take place within both the workpackage 4 (Contribution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to SLR) of the H2020-PROTECT European project (https://protect-slr.eu), which aims to analyse the evolution of the land-based cryosphere, and to provide sea level rise projections, with their uncertainty, at global, regional, and local scales and the workpackage 2 (Ice tipping point) of the H2020-TiPACCs European project (https://www.tipaccs.eu), which aims to assess the likelihood of large and abrupt near-future changes in the contribution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to global sea level, caused by tipping points in the Antarctic continental shelf seas and the Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Planned activities include:
- Production and analysis of numerical simulations (ocean/ice-sheet).
- Preparation of scientific articles.
- Communication of results (international meetings, project workshops).
- Contribution to the team activities at IGE (seminars, meetings, students training).
- Strong bases in physical glaciology and fluid/solid mechanics
- Good bases in physical oceanography
- Strong script programming skills (Python, Matlab,…).
- Experience in ocean or ice-sheet modelling
- Good English level (spoken and written).
The Institute for Environmental Geosciences (IGE) is a public research institute under the affiliation of CNRS/INSU, IRD, University of Grenoble Alpes (UGA) and Grenoble-INP. It brings together about 250 people, including 150 permanent members (researchers, teacher-researchers, engineers) and about a hundred contractual agents (doctoral students, postdocs, engineers and technicians). The institute also welcomes several dozen trainees and scientific visitors every year. It is located on three sites of the Grenoble University Campus (GLACIOLOGY, OSUG-B, and Bergès sites). IGE is one of the main institutes within the Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers de Grenoble (OSUG) which is a federative structure of INSU.
The selected candidate will be affected in the CryoDyn team at IGE, which has a focus on ice dynamics and connections to the climate system. The person will be supervised by Nicolas Jourdain (CR CNRS) and Olivier Gagliardini (PR UGA).
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