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Reference : UMR8539-ISARIC-004
Workplace : PARIS 05
Date of publication : Monday, January 07, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 30 months
Expected date of employment : 2 September 2019
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Selon expérience sur grille CNRS
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
The Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique is looking for a candidate, for a two and a half years postdoctoral position in atmospheric science at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, to work on the spatial organization of deep convective clouds in the tropics. Problems of particular interest are i) what are the physical processes responsible for the spatial organization of deep clouds in the tropics, and ii) what implications for tropical cyclogenesis, in our current and in a warming climate.
- Despite its strong societal and climatic impacts, convective organization at mesoscales is still poorly understood, and is typically not accounted for in global climate models. Improved fundamental understanding of convective organization and its sensitivity to warming is hence an area of priority to achieve accurate rainfall projections in a warming climate, and is one of the goals of this research project.
- We will use a synergy of theory, high-resolution cloud-resolving numerical simulations, in-situ and satellite observations in order to address these scientific questions.
- We will investigate the implications of our results for tropical cyclogenesis and rapid intensification of tropical cyclones. Indeed, although the prediction of tropical cyclone tracks has improved in recent years, cyclogenesis and cyclone intensification remain major scientific challenges, which will be addressed here.
- The results will be presented by the candidate at national et international conferences.
The successful applicant will ideally have a PhD in atmospheric science, but PhDs in related fields including computer science, applied mathematics, or fluid dynamics, are also encouraged to apply.
- Prior numerical modeling experience, and good communication skills, are desirable.
This project is part of a large collaborative effort, including notably Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, where the successful applicant will work, New York University, and the University of Reading. It is funded by the ERC, which also includes funding for the successful candidate to attend national and international conferences
The candidate will work in the Geosciences department of École Normale Supérieure Paris, and will be affiliated with the laboratoire de météorologie dynamique, in the DPAO research team.
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