|£33,966 to £44,263 Grade 6, per annum
|26th January 2024
|26th February 2024
To undertake research within the URBANE (Urban Numerical Weather Prediction Expedited) project.
This role is funded by the research programme on Advancing the Frontiers of Earth System Prediction (AFESP) - a £30 million 15-year investment by the University of Reading, in partnership with the European Centre for Medium-Range Forecasts (ECMWF), the UK Met Office and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science. AFESP will deliver sustained investments to tackle some of the far-term (10–15 year) and difficult (high-risk, high-reward) research challenges in global Earth System prediction. URBANE contributes to the overall goals of the AFESP programme, primarily in the theme of Challenges and opportunities in simulating the Earth System at the kilometre-scale.
By enhancing our capabilities in global data assimilation, simulation and analysis, AFESP will deliver a new class of accurate, reliable and usable forecasts, aiming to re-define the medium-range predictability limit from two to at least four weeks, enabling a wide range of new scientific and societal applications. Within that, the URBANE project focuses on services and forecasts for people and infrastructure in urban environments. This is important to improve services that support health, infrastructure risk, and climate-change resilience. The project will support both ECMWF and Met Office in their drives towards representing urban environments better and at appropriate scales within numerical weather prediction (NWP). The key contribution will be evaluating urban NWP with observations, particularly taking better advantage of high resolution thermal remote sensing (RS), field campaign data and radiative transfer modelling.
Full time, fixed term post for 5 years.
Interview date w/c 18/03/2024
Main duties and responsibilities
Working with ECMWF, Met Office, NCEO (National Centre for Earth Observation), ERC urbisphere and NERC ASSURE researchers the candidate will:
Information on further research posts on the working on the Advancing the Frontiers of Earth System Prediction (AFESP) research programme available here
Informal contact details
Contact role: Professor of Urban Meteorology
Contact name: Professor Sue Grimmond
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternative informal contact details
Professor of Climate System Science & Climate Hazards and Director of University of Reading - ECMWF Research Collaboration
Contact name: Professor Pier Luigi Vidale
Contact email: email@example.com
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