Postdoctoral scientist in Arctic sea ice modelling
The Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading is advertising for a talented post-doctoral research scientist in numerical modelling of the Arctic sea ice and polar climate. This is a fixed-term position for up to 2.5 years.
The strong decline of Arctic sea ice in recent decades is a conspicuous indicator of climate change, that impacts the Arctic environment, the insurance, shipping and oil industries, local populations, and
remote weather. Observations show that the Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ), a region of low ice area concentration consisting of a disperse collection of small sea ice floes, has grown. Model projections indicate a growth of the MIZ from around 10% (now) to 80% of
the summer sea ice cover by 2050. The project will quantify the impact of the emerging dominance of the MIZ on the Arctic physical climate using numerical models of sea ice, ocean, and climate.
Further details at: https://jobs.reading.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=1653
Professor of Climate Process Physics
Department of Meteorology,
University of Reading,
PO Box 243,
Reading RG6 6BB, UK
tel: +44 (0)118 378 5094