|£33,966 to £44,263 Grade 6, per annum
|26th January 2024
|26th February 2024
To undertake research isolating and understanding the most predictable components of the atmosphere and improving their representation in sub-seasonal prediction. The project takes a particular approach to the diagnosis of global analysis and S2S forecast data which is motivated by theory for the dynamics of large-scale atmospheric wave activity. We will identify mode-like structures that dominate observed variability in analyses and models, where each mode has an intrinsic frequency predicted from its spatial structure. We will explore the link between these intrinsic properties, long-term evolution, atmospheric predictability and the ability of models to make sub-seasonal predictions. The project contributes to the overall goals of the AFESP programme, both in the challenge “predicting the Earth System up to the sub-seasonal range” 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
Contact role: Professor in Atmospheric Dynamics
Contact name: Professor John Methven
Contact email: email@example.com
Alternative informal contact details
Contact role: Professor of Climate System Science & Climate Hazards and Director of University of Reading - ECMWF Research Collaboration
Contact name: Professor Pier Luigi Vidale
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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