Opportunity at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Global Measurements of Carbon Monoxide
Earth System Research Laboratory, Global Monitoring Division
||Boulder, CO 80305
|Tans, Pieter P.
Carbon monoxide (CO) plays a key role in atmospheric chemistry, primarily because of its chemical coupling with methane and the oxidants OH, OH2, and O3. The Global Monitoring Division’s Carbon Cycle Group uses high-frequency in situ measurements, grab samples, and measurements from aircraft to study the global distributions and budget of CO (also those of carbon dioxide, methane, and other trace gases). Gas chromatographic, resonance fluorescence, and cavity ring-down measurement techniques are used for CO analysis. These measurements now provide a global distribution over the past 20 years. In this opportunity we are especially interested in work to improve the precision and accuracy of CO measurements. Studies on the stability of materials for CO and other trace gases are supported. We also encourage collaboration with the GMD modeling group to use 3-D chemical transport models and to develop data assimilation methods combining the in-situ with satellite measurements, towards a better understanding of the global CO budget.
Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the
number of years of experience past their PhD.