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Opportunity at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Aerosol-Cloud Interactions: Modeling and Observations

Location

Earth System Research Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division

RO# Location
26.05.03.B4932 Boulder, CO 80305

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Feingold, Graham graham.feingold@noaa.gov 303.497.3098

Description

Cloud and aerosol properties are being studied with a focus on climate forcing and feedbacks. A central theme is that of aerosol-cloud interactions. To address this problem we use data from remote sensors and airborne field campaigns, in conjunction with numerical models. Cloud parcel models and large eddy simulations are being used to address both the effect of aerosol particles on cloud microphysics, as well as cloud processing of aerosols through heterogeneous chemistry. The models are used in conjunction with experimental data to elucidate physical processes and to develop retrieval techniques. Research opportunities exist in the field of (1) numerical modeling of aerosol, clouds, radiation, land-use and chemistry, and associated feedbacks; (2) in-situ and remote observation and analysis of cloud properties and phase to address climate change; and (3) development of new remote sensing retrieval techniques to quantify cloud microphysical properties.

 

References

Stevens B, Feingold G: Nature 461: doi:10.1038/nature08281, 2009

Feingold G, et al: Nature 466: doi:10.1038/nature09314, 2010

 

Keywords:
Clouds; Climate change; Heterogeneous chemistry; Radiative transfer; Lidar; Radar; Remote sensing; Aerosols;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$60,000.00 $2,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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