|£33,966 to £44,263 Grade 6
|26th January 2024
|26th February 2024
To undertake research into ground-breaking and ambitious modelling and data assimilation (DA) of the representation of the dynamic soil-vegetation continuum within ECMWF’s land surface model and DA system, ECLand, and contribute to the overall goals of the AFESP programme, both in Theme 3 (“Data assimilation for the Earth System across a range of scales”) and across the three AFESP themes.
This role is funded by the research programme on Advancing the Frontiers of Earth System Prediction (AFESP) - a £30million 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. It 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.
By enhancing our capabilities in global data assimilation, simulation and analysis, the research programme 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.
Full time, fixed term post for 5 years.
Interview date w/c 18/03/2024
Main duties and responsibilities
Undertake collaborative research and make significant contributions to the following activities:
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
Professor of Soil Physics and Micrometeorology, and PI of the project
Contact name: Professor Anne Verhoef
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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