Opportunity at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Analytical Studies of the Tropical Atmosphere and its Relationship to Global Climate
Earth System Research Laboratories, Physical Sciences Laboratory
||Boulder, CO 80305
|Kiladis, George N.
The objective of this program is to understand the relationship between tropical atmospheric dynamics and global climate, with emphasis placed on convectively coupled equatorial waves (CCEWs). CCEWs are a special class of atmospheric disturbance constrained to move parallel to the equator and are responsible for a large portion of the rainfall variability within the tropics.
Research focuses on the statistical analysis of observational data and their interpretation, supplemented by analytical theory and modeling studies when appropriate. Chief observational resources include a broad suite of satellite measurements, globally analyzed data such as reanalysis products, and rawinsonde databases from archives or field programs. Current studies emphasize (1) the relationship between tropospheric properties and tropical convective activity; (2) variability of the tropical troposphere and lower stratosphere, including the region of the tropical tropopause; and (3) scale interactions within CCEWs and their energy budgets.
Tropical meteorology; Atmospheric waves; Atmospheric convection; Scale interactions;
Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants