Opportunity at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Aerosol-Cloud Interactions: Modeling and Observations
Earth System Research Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division
||Boulder, CO 80305
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.
Stevens B, Feingold G: Nature 461: doi:10.1038/nature08281, 2009
Feingold G, et al: Nature 466: doi:10.1038/nature09314, 2010
Clouds; Climate change; Heterogeneous chemistry; Radiative transfer; Lidar; Radar; Remote sensing; Aerosols;
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.