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Opportunity at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Analysis of Transport in the Upper Troposphere/Lower Stratosphere

Location

Earth System Research Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division

RO# Location
26.05.03.B6608 Boulder, CO 80305

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Rosenlof, Karen H. karen.h.rosenlof@noaa.gov 303.497.7761

Description

This research opportunity involves analysis of data from high altitude aircraft campaigns, from satellite, from balloon borne platforms, and data assimilation products as well as global climate modeling. The objective is to conduct theoretical and observation studies to better understand processes controlling transport and mixing in and between the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere, and how those processes may change in an increased greenhouse gas climate. We are particularly interested in studying how dynamical and radiative changes in the tropical troposphere impact the water vapor, ozone, and aerosol distributions in the stratosphere and upper troposphere and also the impact of stratospheric circulation and composition changes on tropospheric climate. Use of models (region to global scale) to examine processes in the UTLS that result in observed species distributions is also part of this opportunity.

 

Keywords:
Stratosphere; Atmospheric trace constituents; Satellite observation; Water vapor; Transport; Mixing; UT/LS; Ozone; Stratospheric dynamics; Climate modeling;

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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