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Announcements / Assistant Professor vacancy in NIT Kurukshetra 2017
« on: November 23, 2017, 11:16:24 AM »
FYI

The National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra invites applications from Indian Nationals,
possessing excellent academic record along with commitment to quality teaching and research, for the
posts of Assistant Professor in its various departments.

Application in the prescribed format   duly filled in all respects should reach the The Registrar, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra - 136119 (Haryana) on or before 27/12/2017


http://nitkkr.ac.in/docs/Advertisement%20No.%2021.2017,%20For%20Recruitment%20of%20Assistant%20Professors1234.pdf

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Announcements / Two Postdoc positions at ETH Zurich
« on: November 21, 2017, 11:47:26 AM »
FYI

Two Postdocs/Senior Postdoc positions at ETH Zurich
 
Postdoc in Climate Modeling/Uncertainty quantification in climate projections
https://apply.refline.ch/845721/5802/pub/1/index.html
 
Postdoc in Climate Modeling/Attribution of changes in the water cycle using Big Data
https://apply.refline.ch/845721/5803/pub/1/index.html
 

Reto Knutti, ETH Zurich
http://www.iac.ethz.ch/people/knuttir

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Announcements / VATI (Value Added information in real TIme)
« on: November 20, 2017, 03:23:35 PM »
Dr Sat Kumar Tomer and his Research Group (Aapah Innovations) have introduced an Interesting application:
VATI [Visualization of the data in near real-time]...


http://www.aapahinnovations.com/vati/
http://www.aapahinnovations.com/


VATI (Value Added information in real TIme) is an application to visualize value-added information in real time. The value-added products/information is estimated by processing the data from multiple satellites.
Free edition includes:
(i) Visualization of the data in near real-time.
(ii) Chose any one geographical area.
(iii) Downloading of maps in png format.
You can access the VATI by clicking here. If you do not have the credentials for VATI, you can request by sending an email to vati@aapahinnovations.com.



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FYI
Interesting article...
https://researchmatters.in/article/floods-chennai-made-groundwater-unsafe-human-use-shows-study

“This would help authorities to take necessary steps to treat water and prevent water-borne diseases like cholera and typhoid, and vector-borne ailments such as dengue, malaria, and encephalitis, from occurring in the future”, adds Prof. Elango, describing the importance of the study. The collected samples were tested for salt and heavy metal concentration, pH, and microbial contents and their susceptibility to available antibiotics. “This information would help assess the effect of floods on the ground water quality of this region”, says Prof. Elango.

The scientists found that the groundwater quality post flood had deteriorated considerably. The heavy metal concentration and the microbial load were high compared to the pre-flood levels. They also found that some bacteria that they tested had developed antibiotic resistance. “The bacteria were sensitive to most antibiotics, but some were resistant to nalidixic acid, which was alarming as antibiotic resistance can rapidly spread in the environment”, remarks Prof. Elango about the findings.

The researchers plan to conduct these tests again to check on the quality of groundwater. “Since chlorination was done by the city authorities post floods, we are now planning to retest the groundwater in November this year to see what the present status is”, signs off Prof. Elango.

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FYI
Interesting article...

https://researchmatters.in/article/observe-surface-pressure-over-arabian-sea-predict-arrival-monsoon-suggests-new-study

Today, the Indian Meteorological Department declares the date of onset of monsoon over the state of Kerala. “Onset of monsoon over Kerala is predicted using a statistical model which takes into account several factors like surface temperature and pressure over certain regions of the world. The IMD's model shows a good prediction skill of onset over Kerala, with an error of about 4-days”, says Prof. Arindam Chakraborty of IISc and a co-author of the study. But what about the rest of India? Turns out, monsoon may not arrive in Central India for a fixed number of days after it arrives in Kerala!

This is the first time a study provides a mechanism that explains the year to year variation of the arrival of monsoon over central India. “The west Asian surface pressure can be tracked as early as March and results in this study could be used to develop real time prediction systems for the onset of monsoon over central India. This can be instrumental in planning for the water and agricultural resources”, signs off Dr. Chakraborty, talking about the importance of his research.

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FYI

Dear All,


Jeremy Grantham Lecture on Climate Change

Title: "Understanding of Weather and Climate from Global-to-Regional Scales"

Speaker: Prof. V. Ramaswamy, Director, NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, and Professor, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Program,
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Venue: Divecha Centre for Climate Change (DCCC) Auditorium

Date & Time: Tuesday, 07 November 2017;  3:30 PM

Tea/Cofee: 3:15 PM

ALL ARE WELCOME

Abstract:

The forecasting of extreme weather events is important for protecting life and quality of living. The prediction of climate variations on many time scales is equally important for planning adaptation and mitigation.What is our
capability to understand and predict phenomena over the entire weather-to-climate range - hourly-to-seasonal-to-annual-to-decadal-to-centennial? What are the prospects for understanding weather events superposed on the changing
climate under the influence of both natural and human-influenced factors, and being able to predict on spatial scales from global to regional? Can we develop a unified computational modeling system for seamless predictions and
projections?


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S. K. Satheesh
Chairman, Divecha Centre for Climate Change
Professor, Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Indian Institute of Science
Bengaluru, India
Tel: 91-80-2293 3070; Fax: 91-80-2360 0865

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FYI

Dear All,


Divecha Centre for Climate Change (DCCC) Seminar

Title: "Aerosols and the Climate Change Conundrum: How is the Puzzle Evolving? "

Speaker: Prof. V. Ramaswamy, Director, NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, and Professor, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Program,
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Venue: Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (CAOS) Seminar Hall

Date & Time: Monday, 06 November 2017;  3:30 PM

Tea/Cofee: 3:15 PM

ALL ARE WELCOME

Abstract:

Aerosols pose a central uncertainty in the understanding of climate change, both in the 20th and 21st Century contexts. There continue to be gaps in the knowledge on aerosols from the radiative forcing viewpoint, while vast areas of
inadequacy in our efforts to reduce the uncertainties in aerosol-cloud interactions, especially regionally, affect our knowledge on climate response to radiative, particularly anthropogenic, forcings. We will focus on how the recent
knowledge has expanded, reducing gaps in some areas of the field, but introducing new ones and raising challenging science questions concerning the eclectic mix represented by the different kinds of aerosols. Recent considerations
take the issue beyond the effects of the aerosols on solely temperature changes to other important climate variables from the global to regional scales.


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--
S. K. Satheesh
Chairman, Divecha Centre for Climate Change
Professor, Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Indian Institute of Science
Bengaluru, India
Tel: 91-80-2293 3070; Fax: 91-80-2360 0865

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 FYI


http://www.envfor.nic.in/sites/default/files/ADVT%20NO.%2001022017.pdf


Applications are invited from Indian citizens for filling up of Eighteen (18) posts of Scientists on
Direct Recruitment basis in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Proper)
Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) and National River Conservation Directorate (NRCD)

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Announcements / Interesting Book Earthquakes by IISc Researchers
« on: November 02, 2017, 10:25:23 AM »
Preparing for Earthquakes: Lessons for India

T. G. Sitharam; Sreevalsa Kolathayar

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-59522-1

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Announcements / Special Recruitment of Faculty in IISER Kolkata
« on: November 02, 2017, 10:11:47 AM »
FYI

Special Recruitment of Faculty in IISER Kolkata

Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) is a premier autonomous institute established by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata invites application from Indian nationals, who are dynamic with strong motivation and a flair for teaching and research under Special Recruitment Drive for SC/ST/OBC/PWD for the post of Assistant Professors in the Departments of
Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics and Physical Sciences :   

Faculty Vacancies :

Assistant Professor in the Pay Scale of Rs. 15600-39100 AGP Rs. 6000/7000/8000/9000

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FYI

Dear All,
Divecha Centre for Climate Change (DCCC) Seminar

Title: "GFDL’s Climate and Earth System Modeling: From CMIP5 to CMIP6"

Speaker: Prof. V. Ramaswamy, Director, NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, and Professor, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Program,
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Venue: Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (CAOS) Seminar Hall

Date & Time: Wednesday, 08 November 2017;  3:30 PM

Tea/Cofee: 3:15 PM

ALL ARE WELCOME

Abstract:

The World Climate Research Program’s Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) has been a robust framework for conducting comparisons of the world’s models on a common reference frame through positing common model experiments for
the world’s climate modeling centers to perform. Analyses of the CMIP simulations have provided key inputs into the IPCC Assessments (e.g., CMIP5 àIPCC AR5 (2013), and CMIP6, currently ongoing, expected to feed into IPCC AR6 (2021)).
Over the past four years, GFDL has been analyzing the biases and deficiencies in our CMIP5-era models,and developing the next-generation Climate and Earth System Models for the CMIP6-era. The research has comprised a number of
advances in the atmospheric, oceanic, biospheric, cryospheric, and ecosystem components, along with the integrative aspects to capture the realism and wholesomeness of the system. Observations and theoretical developments have
enabled improved representations of processes and interactions in the Earth System, with resulting improvements in the simulation of key climate variables and phenomena. These hold the promise of better estimates of climate, and
biogeochemical, feedbacks and sensitivity, and more insights into the central uncertainties.


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--
S. K. Satheesh
Chairman, Divecha Centre for Climate Change
Professor, Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Indian Institute of Science
Bengaluru, India
Tel: 91-80-2293 3070; Fax: 91-80-2360 0865

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Announcements / IISc Rain
« on: October 17, 2017, 02:39:45 PM »
FYI

Dear All,

A lot has been written about 2017 Bengaluru record rainfall. Time series of daily cumulative rainfall measured in the IISc campus since 2003 is attached. In this dataset, 2005 has the highest annual rain and 2017 is heading towards that.

Cheers
Prof. G.S. Bhat
CAOS, IISC
 

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Announcements / Register to "Idea Conclave for better Bengaluru"
« on: October 08, 2017, 08:09:55 PM »
FYI

Register to "Idea Conclave for better Bengaluru"
Dear Students,

Greetings!

On the occassion of Sis.Nivedita's 150th birth anniversary celebration and
her contribution to Science and Technological development of India,
Students' Council IISc and Students' for Development (SFD) is jointly
organising the event - "Idea Conclave for better Bengaluru" at Satish
Dhawan Auditorium (SDA) on 13th & 14th of October, 2017.

CONCLAVE HIGHLIGHTS
*Challenges and potentials for sustainable development.
*Swachh Bharath
*Management of urban floods
*Climate change and its mitigation
*Conservation of lakes
*Environmental education and public health
*Ways to reduce carbon- foot print
*Policy reforms and governance for sustainable development

Ideas /models/ concepts enlightening the solutions for issues are
welcomed.

The stakeholders can present their plans in the following categories-
*Paper presentation
*Poster presentation
*Street play
*Short movies

Information link:
http://www.sfdindia.org/idea-conclave-better-bengaluru-2017

Those who are interested to participate in "Idea conclave" event, please
register and submit your ideas by 8 October 2017.

Registration form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PHeOMV8hbCeItm7TCBkSQgp1pJ_8lo93KzIYKdntXsw/viewform?edit_requested=true

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