Research Scientist, GOES-R Data Assimilation

The Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS) at the University of Maryland seeks to fill a professional scientific position for its collaborative research as a Cooperative Institute with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This position will be associated with the Mesoscale Modeling Branch and the Data Assimilation Team of the National Weather Service (NWS) National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), as well as the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA). The position will be located at the NOAA Climate & Weather Prediction Center in College Park Maryland.

This project is intended to accelerate the use of the infrared and visible cloudy observations for use in mesoscale systems in preparation for the launch of the GOES-R satellite. The work will be done in the context of the operational hybrid ensemble Kalman filter(EnKF) variational Grid-point Statistical Interpolation analysis system (GSI) The goal is the utilization of the cloudy observations to improve operational forecasts by an improved description of the initial state of the atmosphere.

The closing date for applications for this position is 5 November 2012. More information on the position can be found at: http://essic.umd.edu/joom2/index.php/employment/1148-research-scientist

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