Feb 9, 2010

Post-doctoral researcher needed for climate change project

We seek a postdoctoral researcher to join Princeton University's Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences Program and to be principally housed at NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, NJ. This collaboration between NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (John Dunne), NOAA's Coral Reef Watch Program (Mark Eakin), and the University of British Columbia (Simon Donner) will project potential effects of climate change and ocean acidification on the frequency of mass coral bleaching events and changes in coral cover. This project will translate coarse predictions from global climate and earth system models into the higher resolution information usable for management and policy decisions and the IPCC Fifth Assessment.

Towards this end, the postdoctoral researcher will be advised on the following research: developing and testing an updated version of the NOAA Coral Reef Watch method for predicting the occurrence of mass coral bleaching to explicitly consider the historical climate that the reef has experienced; downscaling coarse resolution projections from GFDL’s state of the art global earth system models onto the reef scale using the temperature and chemistry data products developed by Coral Reef Watch; projecting the frequency of mass coral bleaching events for coral reefs worldwide at moderate resolution under different future climate change and acidification scenarios; and estimating the trajectory of coral cover. We seek a create and motivated individual with expertise on coral reef ecology as well as the manipulation of large data sets from field observations, satellites and/or Earth
System Models.

Please send all applications the the Princeton AOS Program by April 1. More information can be found at http://www.princeton.edu/aos/postdoc_program/how_to_apply/ or by contacting John.Dunne@noaa. gov, Mark.Eakin@noaa. gov, or simon.donner@ geog.ubc. ca

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