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Opportunity at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Decision making under uncertainty for high-impact, short-fused weather events

Location

National Severe Storms Laboratory

RO# Location
26.76.00.C0332 Norman, OK 73072

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Brooks, Harold E. harold.brooks@noaa.gov 405.325.6083

Description

The creation and use of weather forecasts involve decision-making at many levels of the process. From how information is extracted from numerical models and forecasters use that information to how it is communicated directly or indirectly to users to how those users make decisions, every step involves uncertainty. This is particularly important in situations, such as those associated with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, when there is time pressure added to the process and the consequences of unfavorable outcomes can be large. Our research concerns the broad range of issues associated with this entire process, including:

1) Decision-making under uncertainty

2) Communication of uncertainty

3) External factors affecting decision-making

4) Evaluation of forecasts

5) Public policy implications and influences

Keywords:
tornadoes; severe thunderstorms; weather forecasting; decision making; uncertainty; forecast evaluation

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 $3,000.00

$24,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Electrical Engineering

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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