Postdoc position on remote sensing of mountain glaciers at IMAU - Utrecht University
We have a vacancy for an up to 3-yr postdoc position at the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (Utrecht University):
For the NWO-funded VIDI project ‘Disentangling ice loss of mountain glaciers and ice caps’, we are looking for a postdoc who will improve our understanding of the contribution of ice dynamics to the mass balance of mountain glaciers
by exploiting the ever growing availability of high-resolution remote sensing data and regional climate model SMB output, and recent improvements in glacier thickness estimates. Possible data sources may include (but are not limited to) CryoSat-2, ICESat-2
and ArcticDEM elevation data to identify grounding line locations of outlet glaciers; Sentinel-1 and other SAR satellites to monitor changes in ice flow velocities and calving front location; dynamically downscaled SMB data from RACMO2 and regional climate
models; and thickness estimates from the ice thickness models intercomparison experiment (ITMIX). Your results will be combined with estimates of the total mass change of the mountain glaciers developed by a colleague in the project to further partition the
contribution of SMB and ice dynamics.