The Polar Meteorology Group of the Byrd Polar Research Center at The Ohio State University has a graduate research associate (GRA) position starting as soon as Summer 2013 to conduct research on the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System (AMPS) dealing with enhancement of the polar version of the Weather Research and Forecasting (Polar WRF) model and the predictive performance of AMPS. The GRA position is targeted for a M.S. candidate for 2 years initially, subject to satisfactory performance. Travel to Antarctica for onsite evaluation of AMPS performance may be required, so good health is needed. It is anticipated that an outstanding student would continue for a Ph.D. The student will be enrolled for an M.S. degree with the Atmospheric Sciences Program of the Department of Geography. Competitive stipend and tuition are provided. An undergraduate degree with an emphasis on physics and mathematics is required with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or better along with strong performance in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Students whose native language is not English will be required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or equivalent at a high level. If interested, please send your curriculum vitae, your transcripts, and a statement of interest in Antarctic meteorology to Professor David Bromwich at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need more information, please ask. Position open from November 8, 2012 until filled.
A new project has begun to investigate the role of wildfire soot in promoting ice heating and melting over Arctic snow and ice areas.
A student assistant is sought to examine whether the NASA CALIPSO data detects wildfire smoke drifting over Greenland. A first step is identifying active fires in NASA MODIS-derived fire location, size, timing data, using this product. For example, in the Canadian province of Nunavut on 12 July, there are active fires. The next step is to identify which CALIPSO browse images should contain smoke signatures.
Are you the person we need to find smoke where there is fire? Please also submit a brief statement of interest and academic transcripts to Jason Box <email@example.com>, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Byrd Polar Research Center.