University at Albany Postdoctoral Associate in Albany, New York
Location: Albany, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Wed Jun 22 2022 Job Description:
Postdoctoral Associate needed to assist the principal investigator/researcher with research by reporting on results at weekly group meetings and during scheduled seminars and colloquia. The postdoctoral associate is expected to write up and publish their results in high-impact journals, in coordination with the PI.
Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) Modeling for Coastal-Urban Environments:
Configure urbanized WRF modeling in super-clusters and cloud-based environments
Identify areas of improvement for coastal-urban weather models to better represent urban physical processes
Develop and implement new urban parameterizations for mass and energy balance from surface precipitation processes for warm and cold events
Assess the effectiveness of urban Boundary Layer representations of coastal-climate seasons under convective, neutral, and stable conditions
Test and optimize model performance for extreme precipitation events
Develop and/or adapt data assimilation techniques from in-situ and satellite-based observations as potential model skills improvements
Outline and test strategies for coupling urban WRF for air quality and energy forecast applications
Develop new visualization strategies of model outputs useful to stakeholders
Design modeling experiments for model assessment and evaluation:
Identify specific data-driven events for model ensembles drawing from well-established networks such as NYS Mesonet and/or field campaigns in New York City, Houston, and other cities
Demonstrate and document model performance and skills based on the model ensembles
Contribute to operationalize model execution for selected cities and explore applications:
For New York City and Houston, and other selected cities
Explore applications of urbanized NWP for air quality and buildings energy demand forecasting
Conference and workshops participation, weekly group meetings, note-taking
PhD in a relevant field (Physics, Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences).
Experience with numerical weather prediction models and model ensemble
Excellent programming skills in various platforms and languages.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Postdoctoral Associate, SL-1
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