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FYI
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A study on the effect of cigarette butts investigated and affirmed its
toxicity on fish population. It concluded that smoked cigarette butts, both
filtered and unfiltered, were acutely toxic to the representative marine and
freshwater fish. Researchers further tested this effect and shown that only
one cigarette butt can kill half the fish exposed to leachates in a controlled
laboratory setting. Another investigation demonstrated that when the butts are
soaked in water, a toxic soup is produced which, when tested, showed the
presence of heavy metals. Thus, the water gets polluted and these toxic
chemicals are absorbed by plankton and plant life, or consumed in parts by
marine creatures. Not only do they cause acute harm to local species, but move
up the food chain where the concentration increases

"What is clear is that land-based research on the effects of cigarette
consumption to human health can be used as an indicator of their effects on
land and marine ecosystems," says Siddharth Chakravarty, an activist and
long-time crusader for marine life. "The butts from a smoked cigarette contain
all the heavy metals and the remains of the 4000 toxic chemicals, and are able
to seriously impact the health of the environments they are discarded into.

Most of us are clueless of the fact that cigarette smoking could be injurious
to our oceans. So, maybe now is the time to think twice before lighting up,
one for the sake of our health, and two for the effect of that discarded
cigarette butt on our water and the marine life.


62
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The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes is a major seven-year initiative that brings together five of [UTF-8?]Australia’s leading universities and a suite of national and international partners.

Our goal is to transform our understanding of past and present climate extremes and revolutionize our capability to predict them into the future.

We are seeking a diverse range of talented postdoctoral research associates to help us realise this vision. We currently have 14 positions available across our [UTF-8?]Centre’s universities in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart. Learn more about the Centre at: http://www.climateextremes.org.au

To succeed in one of these roles you will have a PhD, good quantitative skills, and expertise in a relevant field such as climate modelling, climate dynamics, physical oceanography, atmospheric science, hydrology, mathematics, etc.

When you come to work with us, [UTF-8?]you’ll get more than a typical postdoc. The Centre offers an exceptional environment to nurture and enhance your career. We offer a tailored researcher development program which includes workshops and seminars to improve your scientific, technical and communication skills. There are also leadership development opportunities and funding to enable you to travel between our universities to enhance strong collaborative relationships with your peers and mentors. We also offer a competitive internal fellowship scheme to further boost career opportunities for researchers from traditionally underrepresented populations in our field.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes seeks to be at the forefront of fostering a culture of diversity, inclusion, respect and wellbeing. All positions are offered flexibly, either full time or part time to suit and support your lifestyle.

We are looking for people to join our team to work on the following projects across our four core research programs of Extreme Rainfall, Heatwaves and Cold Air Outbreaks, Drought, and Climate Variability and Teleconnections.

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Positions at UNSW, Sydney

• Spatio-temporal modelling to improve extreme rainfall event prediction
[UTF-8?]• How do land processes affect heatwaves?
[UTF-8?]• Coupled ocean-atmosphere-sea ice interactions in the Southern Hemisphere dmid- to high latitudes

Positions at Monash University, Melbourne

Understanding rainfall extreme processes using observations and improving their representation in models

Rossby waves and extremes in heat and rainfall

ACCESS model coupling correction schemes

Variations in the Southern Annular Mode, midlatitude jet and storm tracks

Positions at The Australian National University, Canberra

The role of land-atmosphere feedbacks during drought onset, persistence and termination

Millennial-scale simulations and proxy evaluation

High resolution modelling to investigate the morphology of Southern Ocean

eddies

Positions at the University of Tasmania, Hobart

Attributing the observed changes in Southern Ocean Eddy Kinetic Energy to human influences

Biogeochemical cycles in the ACCESS-OM-01 high resolution ocean model

The predictability of marine heatwaves in the Australian region

Position at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne

• Organization of convection in the tropics and subtropics at high-resolution

For more information on each of these projects and links to full position descriptions and application pages go to http://www.climateextremes.org.au/positions-vacant.html



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Announcements / ENSO initiation
« on: May 05, 2017, 09:22:51 AM »
FYI

This news item discusses a potential enso initiation pathway.

http://physicstoday.scitation.org/do/10.1063/PT.5.4028/full/

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Announcements / Invitation for UPCAR conference
« on: April 18, 2017, 02:32:17 PM »
FYI

Dear Colleague,
 
We have great pleasure in informing you that we are conducting a 3-day international conference on "Understanding, Predicting and Projecting Climate Change over Asian Region (UPCAR)" at Tirupati during 26-28 June 2017.

This conference is jointly organized by National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) and S.V. University, Tirupati. The main goal of the conference is to facilitate interaction and collaborations among Indian scientists and with international counter parts working in the area of climate related research problems pertaining to Asian Region including India. Scientists, research scholars and students from various institutions across the country are invited to participate in this conference. Eminent scientists from abroad who have been doing pioneering work in the above said themes will be attending and giving talks. In this conference we like to consolidate our present knowledge and plan the way forward.
 
Please take the time to explore the website (www.upcar.narl.gov.in) for more details, check on important dates, and keep yourself up to date on recent changes.
 
We request you to forward this email to your colleagues/Researchers/students in order to promote the conference.
 
Looking forward to see your active participation in the conference.
 
 with best regards,
 
M. Venkat Ratnam                                                                         S. VijayaBhaskara Rao
Convener, UPCAR                                                                         Organizing secretary, UPCAR
NARL, Gadanki                                                                                     S V University, Tirupati

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Announcements / [SEMINAR] CAOS : 24th APRIL 2017
« on: April 18, 2017, 02:13:44 PM »
DEAR ALL,

               CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC SCIENCES
                                       SEMINAR

TITLE: "EXTREME TEMPERATURES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA CAUSED BY EL NINO AND WORSENED BY GLOBAL WARMING"

SPEAKER: KAUSTUBH THIRUMALAI

TIME AND DATE: 3:30PM, MONDAY, 24 APRIL 2017

VENUE: CAOS SEMINAR HALL

ABSTRACT

In April 2016, southeast Asia experienced surface air temperatures (SATs) that surpassed national records, exacerbated energy consumption, disrupted agriculture, and caused severe human discomfort. Here we show using observations and an ensemble of global warming simulations the combined impact of the El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon and long-term warming on regional SAT extremes. We find a robust relationship between ENSO and southeast Asian SATs wherein virtually all April extremes occur during El Niño years. We then quantify the relative contributions of long-term warming and the 2015-16 El Niño to the extreme April 2016 SATs. The results indicate that global warming increases the likelihood of record-breaking April extremes where we estimate that 29% of the 2016 anomaly was caused by warming and 49% by El Niño. These “post-Niño” Aprils can potentially be anticipated a few months in advance, and thus, help societies prepare for the projected continued increases in extremes.

KAUSTUBH BIO: Dr. Kaustubh Thirumalai is the UTIG Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin where he is currently focusing on the climate and paleoclimate of the Indian Ocean. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Jackson School of Geosciences also at the University of Texas at Austin where he held the Maurice-Ewing-Worzel Fellowship and was also a Brundrett Endowed Fellow and has an MS in geological sciences also from the same department. His undergraduate was in B. Tech chemical engineering at National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, Surathkal. Later in 2017, Kaustubh will be joining Brown University as a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow where he will work with Steven Clemens on paleomonsoon variability. Kaustubh is interested in a host of problems at the nexus of oceanic, atmospheric, and earth sciences.


TEA/COFFEE: 3:20PM

ALL ARE WELCOME

Best wishes,
--
G. Bala

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Announcements / Off shore Faculty Recruitment in IIT Ropar 2017
« on: April 05, 2017, 11:14:57 AM »
FYI

http://www.iitrpr.ac.in/sites/default/files/Advt%20for%20Off%20shore%20rectt%20%28April%202017%29.pdf

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ROPAR
नंगल मागग ,रूपनगर,पंजाब-140001/ Nangal Road, Rupnagar, Punjab-140001
दरूभाष/Tele: +91-1881-242310, फै क्स /Fax : +91-1881-223395
Advertisement No. IITRPR/FACRECT/OFF-SHORE/84/2017

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar invites applications from the exceptionally bright and motivated offshore
candidates
, with an established record of independent, high quality research and commitment to
teaching for the positions of Associate and Assistant Professors in the specific areas of specialization in the
following Departments:
Department(s) Specialization(s)
Chemical Engineering All Areas
Civil Engineering Geomatics; Geotech; Structures; Hydraulics; Water Resources;
Transportation; Environment
Computer Science & Theoretical Computer Science; Databases; Compiler Design/
Engineering Programming Languages; Computer Architecture/Hardware
Electrical Engineering
Control; Communications; Electromagnetics; Machines and
Power Engineering; Semiconductor Devices,
Circuits & Fabrication
Mechanical Engineering Solid Mechanics; Vibration/Acoustics ; Dynamics;
Manufacturing; Micro and Nano Manufacturing; Product
Design; Robotics; Industrial Engineering (Supply-chain
Management)
For the convenience of candidates, the interviews will be conducted in US (at four cities; one each in
East, West, North and South), Canada (at Vancouver), and Germany (at one place) in the first week
of June, 2017. Only those candidates who are currently residing and working/studying in these
countries and can appear for personal interview at one of these places need to apply against this
advertisement. Other off-shore candidates may apply against the rolling advertisement of the Institute,
Advt No. IITRPR/FACRECT/76/2016.

Pay Band and Academic Grade Pay:
Position Pay Band (PB) and Academic Grade Minimum emoluments at
Pay (AGP) present
Associate Professor PB-4: Rs 37400-67000/- AGP Rs 9500/- Rs. 135508/-
Assistant Professor* PB-3: Rs 15600-39100/- AGP Rs 8000/- Rs.99472/-
* Candidates with less than 03 year post-Ph.D. experience may be considered for Assistant Professor (On
Contract) on an attractive starting pay.
* Assistant Professors of IIT Ropar, in PB-3, are eligible for top up salary of Rs 10,000/- pm.
For details regarding date and venue for interviews, educational qualification, experience, and general
instructions, please visit the institute website http://www.iitrpr.ac.in/jobs/faculty-positions.
Last date of submission of applications is April 15, 2017.
कु लसचिव/REGISTRAR
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ROPAR
नंगल मागग ,रूपनगर,पंजाब-140001/ Nangal Road, Rupnagar, Punjab-140001
दरूभाष/Tele: +91-1881-242310, फै क्स /Fax : +91-1881-223395
Advertisement No. IITRPR/FACRECT/OFF-SHORE/84/2017
Indian Institute of Technology Ropar invites applications from the exceptionally bright and motivated offshore
candidates, with an established record of independent, high quality research and commitment to
teaching for the positions of Associate and Assistant Professors in the specific areas of specialization in
the following Departments:
Department(s) Specialization(s)
Chemical Engineering All Areas
Civil Engineering Geomatics; Geotech; Structures; Hydraulics; Water Resources;
Transportation; Environment
Computer Science & Theoretical Computer Science; Databases; Compiler Design/
Engineering Programming Languages; Computer Architecture/Hardware
Electrical Engineering
Control; Communications; Electromagnetics; Machines and
Power Engineering; Semiconductor Devices,
Circuits & Fabrication
Mechanical Engineering Solid Mechanics; Vibration/Acoustics ; Dynamics;
Manufacturing; Micro and Nano Manufacturing; Product
Design; Robotics; Industrial Engineering (Supply-chain
Management)
For the convenience of candidates, the interviews will be conducted in US ( at four cities; one each in
East, West, North and South), Canada (at Vancouver), and Germany (at one place) in the first week
of June, 2017. Only those candidates who are currently residing and working/studying in these
countries and can appear for personal interview at one of these places need to apply against this
advertisement. Other off-shore candidates may apply against the rolling advertisement of the Institute,
Advt No. IITRPR/FACRECT/76/2016.

Pay Band and Academic Grade Pay:
Position Pay Band (PB) and Academic Grade Minimum emoluments at
Pay (AGP) present
Associate Professor PB-4: Rs 37400-67000/- AGP Rs 9500/- Rs. 131735/-
Assistant Professor* PB-3: Rs 15600-39100/- AGP Rs 8000/- Rs. 96700/-
* Candidates with less than 03 year post-Ph.D. experience may be considered for Assistant Professor (On
Contract) on an attractive starting pay.
* Assistant Professors of IIT Ropar, in PB-3, are eligible for top up salary of Rs 10,000/- pm.
Reservations: Without any compromise on qualification, experience and competence, reservation as per
Government of India rules - 15%, 7½% and 27% for SCs, STs and OBCs, respectively is applicable at entry
level of Assistant Professor in Science and Technology departments. GOI policy on reservation of faculty
positions also includes persons with physical disability. The relevant certificate, in latest format, must be
produced at the time of seminars.
Qualified persons include:
(a) Indian Nationals;
(b) Foreign Nationals, who are Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), in
whose case if selected, permission will be sought from the Government of India before he/she can
join the Institute;
(c) Other Foreign Nationals, in whose case if selected, appointment will be made on contract upto 5
years subject to permission from Government of India before he/she can join the Institute.
Educational qualification:
Ph. D. with first class or equivalent grade at the preceding degree with a very good academic record
throughout. The applicants having provisional certificate for Ph.D. degree are also eligible to apply. In
addition, applicants for the faculty positions in Civil, and Chemical Engineering Departments must have
their B.Tech/BE degree in respective discipline only. However, the requirement of the basic degree in Civil
engineering may be waived off in the case of exceptionally qualified candidates in accordance with the
following:
(i) Water Resources Engineering: Candidates having a basic degree in Agricultural Sciences/Agricultural
Engineering or other allied fields having research orientation towards experimental, theoretical and
numerical/modeling aspects of soil-water-plant interaction may also apply.
(ii) Geomatics Engineering: Candidates having a basic degree in Earth Sciences and adequate exposure to
Surveying having research orientation towards Remote Sensing, GIS, etc. may also apply.
Experience for the Posts:
 Associate Professor: A minimum of 6 year of Teaching / Research / Industrial experience, of which
at least 3 years should be at the level of Assistant Professor / Senior Scientific Officer / Senior
Design Engineer or equivalent on the date of application. The candidate should have demonstrated
leadership in research in a specific area of specialization in terms of guidance of Ph.D. students,
strong record of publications in reputed journals and conferences, patents, technology transfer,
laboratory / course development, and / or other recognized relevant professional activities.
 Assistant Professor: A minimum of 3 year of post Ph.D. teaching / research / industrial experience.
Eligible candidates with less experience may be put on Tenure Track positions as Assistant
Professor (on contract) which may be regularized subsequently on completion of minimum
experience requirement and satisfactory performance in teaching and research during the period of
contract appointment at IIT Ropar on the recommendations of an Assessment Committee.
Candidates possessing the requisite qualification & experience should apply online through the URL
http://www.iitrpr.ac.in/recruitments
GENERAL INFORMATION:
 Applications by e-mail or hard copy will not be considered. Copy of any certificate should not
be appended with the application.
 Mere fulfillment of the above mentioned qualifications & experience does not entitle a candidate to
be called for seminar or interview.
 The Institute reserves the right to consider and to fill or not to fill positions in any of the above
specialization(s) / Department(s).
 The candidate should fill separate applications if he/she is interested in applying to more than one
department.
 Recruitment would be based on the need in a given area within the department.
 For a regular faculty position, the candidate must present himself/herself personally at least
once; either for seminar or for the interview.
OTHER SUPPORTS FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT OF FACULTY:
 Medical Coverage: The faculty members and their dependent family may use facilities and services
available in its on-campus dispensary. In case the dispensary is not in a position to provide
necessary medical care, patients are referred to other dispensaries and empanelled hospitals in and
around Ropar / Chandigarh / Mohali. The expenses incurred on such treatments are reimbursed as
per CGHS rules/rates.
 Leave Travel Concession: The faculty members are entitled to “Leave Travel Concession”,
wherein the institute underwrites the travel expenses as per Govt. of India LTC rules. This travel
support is provided to all dependent family members as well.
 Relocation Expenses: The Institute will reimburse expenses incurred by a faculty to travel to join
IIT Ropar by shortest route. Expenses incurred on travel by him (her), his(her) family and for
transportation of household goods shall be restricted to Rs. 1,00,000/- for the faculty joining from
abroad and Rs. 50,000/- for the faculty joining from within India as the case may be. The mode of
travel/transportation etc. is however subject to Government of India guidelines.
 Depending upon the qualification and experience, a higher start / salary may be offered in deserving
cases.
 Reimbursement of telephone bills ranging from Rs. 800/- to Rs. 1800/- p.m. as per institute rules.
 A Cumulative Professional Development Allowance (CPDA) of Rs. 3.00 lakh for every block
period of 3 years (Rupees one lakh per year) is made available to every member of the faculty on
reimbursable basis to meet the expenses for participation in national and international conferences,
payment of membership fee of professional bodies, and contingent expenses.
 A liberal research grant is provided to develop the research infra-structure by the new faculty.
 No limit on attending the International Conferences without Institute financial assistance.
 Accommodation: On arrival, the faculty may stay in the Guest House upto a month on concessional
rates and allotment of single bedroom quarter on spot allotment basis subject to availability.
 The Institute encourages interaction of the faculty with industry, other research and professional
institutions. Consultancy is encouraged at IIT Ropar and liberal consultancy policies are in practice.
 Professional visits can be undertaken during vacation period for carrying out scientific research
work.
 Facilities for Research and Development activities exist in all the Departments. These are being
continuously modernized with contemporary equipment and services. Good central facilities also
exist for computing and research. The Institute has a well stocked library.
 Most of the day-to-day facilities are available on the Campus including banks, post office, crèche
for children, well equipped dispensary, sports facilities, cafeteria, etc.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
 Permanent faculty positions are open to Indian Nationals, Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and
Overseas Citizens of India (OCI). Appointment of foreign nationals for fixed period not exceeding 5
years on contract basis is permissible.
 Political and security clearance from Ministries of External Affairs and Home Affairs is necessary
in every case for individuals with foreign passports.
 Candidates serving in Government or Quasi-Government or Government-aided Institutions
including Universities, are requested to send their applications through proper channel or produce a
No Objection Certificate from their employer. Online application should also be filled.
 The Institute reserves the right to restrict the number of candidates for interview to a reasonable
limit on the basis of qualifications and experience higher than the minimum prescribed in the
advertisement and other academic achievements.
 The Institute reserves the right to screen and call only such candidates as are found prima-facie
suitable for being considered by the Selection Committee. Thus, just fulfilling the prescribed
conditions would not entitle one to be called for interview.
 No correspondence whatsoever will be entertained from candidates regarding reason for not being
called for interview / outcome of interview, etc.
 The Institute may consider candidates whose area of specialization lie outside those stated herein,
provided these persons have an outstanding record.
 The candidate is responsible for the correctness of the information provided in the application. If it
is found at a later date that any information given in the application is incorrect / false the
candidature / appointment is liable to be cancelled / terminated.
 The candidates may get in touch with the Head of the relevant Department / Centre for additional
information.
Proposed dates and places for interview for off-shore faculty recruitment for IIT Ropar
Indian Institute of Technology Ropar plans to recruit eligible candidates from abroad. A team of experts will
be visiting US, Canada and Germany during June, 2017. For the convenience of candidates, the interviews
will be held in the following cities as per the following time table. The dates and venue for the interviews
will be updated on the Institute website as soon as finalized.
S.N. Date of interview City Venue (to be decided)
1 First week of June, 2017 US (East, West, North & South)
2 First week of June, 2017 Vancouver
3 First week of June, 2017 One place of Germany
Know about IIT Ropar
Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, an Institute of national importance, is one of the eight IITs set up by
the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), in 2008. It is located just
about 40km from Chandigarh, the dream city. Presently, it is operating from its transit campus and will be
shifting to its permanent location (about 4 km away) in the summer of 2017. The new campus is surrounded
by rivers and agricultural fields. It is spread over 500 acres of land and has been bestowed the 5Star campus
award in architecture.
IIT Ropar provides an exciting academic environment of premier educational and research institutes such as
PGI(Chandigarh), IISER(Mohali), IMTECH, CSIO, SCL, NIPER, Panjab University in its vicinity. Within
its short span of existence, IIT Ropar has emerged as the leader in quality of research publications (highest
number of citations per publication) amongst the new eight IITs. It has been ranked 9th, amongst the
engineering institutes of India, by MHRD. Historically, Ropar city is a part of Indus valley civilization and
provides a unique experience of quality of life with ever supporting nature of people of Punjab.
Who would not like to be a part of rich culture of Punjab and contribute to its success story when liberal pay
and perks are on offer!
कु लसचिव/REGISTRAR

67
FYI

Postdoc position at Princeton University on Ocean Physical and Biogeochemical Coupling with Laure Resplandy.

The research will focus on the role of the ocean circulation in controlling biogeochemical cycles and climate. Ideally, candidates will have a strong background in numerical modeling, but candidates with the necessary background in geophysical fluid dynamics and/or ocean biogeochemistry will be given full consideration. 

Job listing and application can be found on the Princeton website: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/1081.

The position will remain open until filled.

Contact Laure Resplandy (laurer@princeton.edu) or Eva Groves (egroves@princeton.edu) for details.

From: Matthew Long <mclong@ucar.edu>
To: ccsm-participants@cgd.ucar.edu



68
Announcements / Aethalometers Intercomparison Experiment
« on: April 03, 2017, 10:54:09 AM »
FYI

Divecha Centre is organizing Aethalometer Inter-comparison Experiment jointly
with ISRO starting 03 April 2017 for about two weeks. About 47
institutions/universities from India and four scientists from USA/Europe are
participating in this event. Aethlaometer is an instrument to measure black
carbon aerosols. Venue is aerosol lab (second floor).

An workshop is also scheduled on 4th April, 2017 (Tuesday) from 9:30 am to 5
pm at Divecha Centre seminar hall. Eminent scientists will talk about black
carbon aerosols, measurement techniques, calibration and various issues
related to the measurements. Agenda will be displayed in notice board by today
noontime.

All those interested are most welcome to attend the workshop and/or the
experiment.

Students crediting "Observational Techniques" course may visit the experiment
site at your free time (any day between 03-14 April 2017) so that you can
participate in this experiment as tutorial session.


S.K. Satheesh
Chair, Divecha Centre for Climate Change
Professor, Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore-560 012, India.
Phone: +91-80-22933070 (Office-Direct)
Phone: +91-80-22932505 (Office)-Extn: 222
Fax:   +91-80-23600865
Email: satheesh@caos.iisc.ernet.in

71
Announcements / Climate Connect
« on: March 07, 2017, 09:45:38 AM »
FYI

Climate Connect looks like an interesting company with offices in Delhi, Pune etc. Hadn't heard of them before, thought I'd pass along the website.

http://www.climate-connect.com/

72
Announcements / postdoc job ad
« on: March 07, 2017, 09:40:37 AM »
FYI

Postdoctoral research positions for the advancement of computational physics, computational science and model analyses of grand-challenge simulations of the Earth System.

Overview

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. The two-year postdoc positions is within the Climate, Ocean and Sea-Ice Modeling (COSIM) Team of the Theoretical Division and Computational and Computer Science Division . COSIM develops advanced multi-scale ocean, ice models for the study of Earth system processes and climate change.

Detailed Description

The COSIM group seeks multiple postdocs to work on a broad range of climate science activities in computational physics, computational science, high-performance computing, advanced programming models, and analyses of coupled system dynamics. In terms of computational physics, we seek research proposals for the development of advanced algorithms to improve the fidelity, performance and portability of global ocean, sea-ice and land-ice models with a focus toward high-resolution, grand-challenge scale configurations. We also seek expertise and research proposals related to profiling and optimization of climate system models on DOE leadership class computing facilities. Proposals that develop and implement new programming paradigms to efficiently use emerging, exa-scale, heterogeneous computing architectures are encouraged. With respect to simulation analyses we encourage research proposals that lead to improved description and understanding of high-resolution ocean, sea-ice, land-ice and/or coupled system dynamics with a focus toward data assimilation, predictability, in-situ data processing and visualization. The MPAS-Ocean, -Sea-Ice and -Land-Ice are components of the newly developed U.S. Department of Energy climate model, the Accelerated Climate Model for Energy ( ). A particular focus of ACME is fully-coupled, global, high-resolution simulations of the Earth system. Within this broad activity, the focus of Los Alamos National Laboratory is the role of ocean mesoscale eddies in the climate system, the role of the ocean and ice systems in the carbon cycle and the role of the ocean and ice systems in sea-level rise.

Desired Skills

What You Need

The successful candidate will have experience and knowledge of computational physics and/or climate modeling; experience in coupled climate model analysis, especially related to global climate; experience in construction and application of ocean, sea-ice and/or land-ice models; expertise in current or emerging computer programming in languages compatible with high-performance computing (e.g., Fortran90, C, C++, Legion, Kokkos); expertise in shell scripting and/or data-analysis languages (e.g., Python, Matlab, R). She/he will have also demonstrated scientific excellence as evidenced by submission and publication of authored publications in refereed journals, the ability to create or improve numerical models, and the ability to analyze and interpret climate model simulation data. The ability to work in a highly collaborative team setting is also a requirement.

Education: A Ph.D. in geophysics, fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, climate modeling, computational science, physics, applied mathematics, engineering, or a closely related field.

Note to Applicant: Send a curriculum vitae , digitized copies of transcripts, names of three references, and a one-page cover letter detailing qualifications and research interests to Todd Ringler at

Additional Details

Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships.

For general information to go to: http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/jobs/index.php and inquire about position number IRC54814.

Equal Opportunity

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations.The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to

Where You Will Work

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Barbara Ballard
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory
P. O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO  80307-3000
CESM Program Office
Assistant to CGD Director
303-497-1358

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Assistant Researcher Position in Regional Climate Change at UCLA
 
Prof. Alex Hall at the UCLA Center for Climate Science seeks an Assistant Researcher to take a lead role in conducting and organizing research related to regional climate and regional climate change.
 
The UCLA Center for Climate Science enables real-world climate change problem-solving by developing innovative methods to produce fine-scale projections of future climate. It also builds earth system modeling frameworks to allow those projections to be used for interdisciplinary climate impacts research of practical use to stakeholders. Finally, the Center coordinates research collaborations and engages planners, decision-makers, the media, and the public.
 
Initially, the Assistant Researcher will focus on launching and coordinating recently funded projects. Over time, the Assistant Researcher will take responsibility for developing and maintaining a strong research program by managing and coordinating a team of students and postdocs; coordinating interdisciplinary research with other entities on campus, as well as external collaborators; and pursuing funding opportunities. Initially, the successful candidate will be closely mentored by Prof. Alex Hall. Thus the position is an excellent opportunity for a young researcher to gain leadership experience and influence the direction of a successful research center.

At present, there are 3 years of guaranteed funding for this position. The Center's Director and Associate Director (Prof. Alex Hall and Ms. Katharine Reich) will be actively engaged with the successful candidate in obtaining funding to continue the position beyond 3 years.
 
Applicants must have a Ph.D. and ideally, some research experience beyond the Ph.D. Excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary, in addition to scientific creativity and strong technical skills. Experience mentoring students or postdocs and writing grants is desirable.
 
Applicants should submit (1) a statement of research interests and goals, no longer than one page, and (2) a complete CV, including contact information for three references. These materials should be addressed to Ms. Katharine Reich at kreich@ioes.ucla.edu. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more about the Center for Climate Science and Prof. Alex [UTF-8?]Hall’s research activities, visit www.ioes.ucla.edu/climate.
 
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy please follow this link: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.






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Barbara Ballard
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory
P. O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO  80307-3000
CESM Program Office
Assistant to CGD Director
303-497-1358

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CAOS Seminar
Title: Idealized modelling of monsoon bifurcation and global warming

Speaker: Ashwin Sheshadri, Divecha Centre for Climate Change, IISc
Date/Time: 23 February 12 noon (note the non-standard time)

Venue: CAOS Seminar Hall
                             Abstract
The talk will describe a few problems where idealized models have been
developed. The first part will discuss nonlinear dynamics of monsoons.
There has been some previous work by others suggesting that monsoons
could be sensitive to small change in forcing because of the presence of
a bifurcation (or “tipping point”). We will describe an idealized model
examining this prior work and whether such a bifurcation can really
occur, and consider some of the questions that must be resolved in order
to understand this behavior.  The second part of the seminar will
consider issues related to mitigation of global warming, based on some
work involving energy balance climate models. One problem in climate
policy is the choice of metrics for comparing different climate forcers,
and we will describe some simplifications that arise from the timescales
involved in this problem. Global warming from CO2 is known to depend
only on the integral of emissions across time and is independent of
emissions pathway. We will describe some recent work that isolates the
physical origins of this path independence.

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Announcements / Phd fellowship
« on: February 16, 2017, 09:06:04 AM »
FYI

A Phd fellowship for studying at the Chinese University of Hong Kong is open
for application, for the 2017 Fall admission. The incoming Phd student will be
co-supervised by Profs Ngar-Cheung Gabriel LAU and Chi-Yung Francis TAM on the
topic of "Attribution of extreme weather events and seasonal/interannual
climate anomalies in the East Asian sector”. The fellowship will cover a
stipend for the graduate student, on a monthly basis around the calendar year,
during his/her normative study period at CUHK. For further inquires, please
contact Profs Gabriel Lau (gabriel.lau@cuhk.edu.hk) or Francis Tam
(Francis.Tam@cuhk.edu.hk). Please also visit the CUHK graduate school for
applications, or see http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/sci/essc/pg_prg.html (note also the
english proficiency requirements of the graduate school). The deadline for
application is end march 2017.

Grateful if you would spread this information among good potential candidates
that you know. Many thanks!

With best regards,

Francis

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Dr. Francis Tam
Assistant Professor
Earth System Science Programme
Faculty of Science
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, N.T.
Francis.Tam@cuhk.edu.hk
+852-3943-9828

Md Tabrez Alam
Center for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore - 560012
India

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