Research Fellow in Fog Modelling Over India

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7081542 (Ref:ENVEE1475)

Posted: July 23, 2021

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in boundary-layer meteorology, fog and cloud modelling, climate and weather model evaluation, or a related field? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?

FOGGI-FO (Fog Over the Indo-Gangetic plains of India – Follow On) is a collaborative project between University of Leeds and the University of East Anglia and is funded under the Met Office Weather and Climate Science for Services Partnership (WCSSP) India Programme. The project is led by Dr Andrew Ross at Leeds and builds upon the previous FOGGI project also funded through the WCSSP India programme. The post-holder will work closely with other members of the FOGGI project at the Universities of Leeds and East Anglia as well as with partners at NCMRWF and IITM in India.

Fog is a significant wintertime hazard over Northern India. It directly disrupts aviation, leads to road traffic delays and accidents and is linked with periods of poor air quality. Fog forecasting remains a challenge due to the small scale of many of the important processes, and the subtle interactions between surface energy exchange, boundary layer turbulence, local scale flows and fog microphysics. This project will focus in particular on the role of aerosols in modifying fog and visibility over India, and the extent to which these processes are adequately represented in forecast models. 

You will have a PhD in a quantitative physical science, such as Atmospheric Science, Physics, Applied Mathematics or Meteorology, and have experience in dynamical and/or tropical meteorology. You will be experienced in the analysis of large observational and/or numerical model datasets within a programming language such as NCL or Python and have excellent communication skills.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Andrew Ross, Associate Professor in Dynamical Meteorology

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7590

Email: A.N.Ross@leeds.ac.uk 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time:  100% - We will consider job share / flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 28 February 2022 – due to external funding)
Release Date:  Thursday 22 July 2021
Closing Date:  Tuesday 10 August 2021
Reference:  ENVEE1475


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