Postdoc in snow remote sensing at JPL/Caltech

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Postdoc in snow remote sensing at JPL/Caltech

Painter, Thomas H (3246)
Hi all -

Please find the following postdoctoral fellow advertisement at the JPL/Caltech webpage:

The research will involve analysis of multi-spectral optical remote sensing data (MODIS and NPP VIIRS) for development of a snow and ice climatology for the Western US and Alaska in the context of the National Climate Assessment. The retrievals of snow and ice cover properties will further our understanding influences of changes in greenhouse gases and light absorbing particulates on snow and ice melt. The successful candidate will explore the 12-year climatology from EOS and contribute to the team’s writing contributions to the regional components of the NCA. The postdoctoral researcher will work with a growing multidisciplinary research team to address questions related to snow cover and snowmelt dynamics, forcings of regional hydrologic change, climate feedbacks, and operational applications.

Candidates should have a recent PhD in engineering, applied physics, environmental science, or a related field with a strong background in Earth remote sensing research. Experience in analysis and modeling of optical multispectral remote sensing at multiple spatial and temporal scales, and experience in the interpretation of these data sets for climate change and water resource management is highly desirable. Skills in programming (e.g. C, FORTRAN, IDL, and/or MATLAB), UNIX systems, and experience working with large data sets are sought. Candidates who have received their PhD within the past five years since the date of their application are eligible.


Thomas H. Painter, PhD
Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
MS 300-233, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109
P +1.818.393.8226; C +1.626.319.3111
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