Minimize Postdoctoral position - Remote Measurements and Radiative/Climatic Effects of Atmospheric Constituents

Date added: 22 September 2017

Organisation: NASA

Location: California, U.S.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position within the Sunphotometer/Satellite Group at NASA-Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA. The Group conducts a broad spectrum of research, ranging from development and use of instruments that measure atmospheric constituents using direct or scattered solar radiation, through collaborative analyses of those measurements with satellite and other suborbital data to determine radiative/climatic effects of those constituents.

A main thrust of the Group's research is to explore the effects of aerosols and clouds on climate. This research is aimed at studying the complex interactions of aerosols, clouds and climate by means of combining suborbital and spaceborne remote sensing. A focus of this effort is the investigation of the spatial interface between cloudy and cloud-free regions provided by measurements from the MISR and MODIS instruments aboard the NASA Terra and Aqua satellites, as well as the more recently launched CALIPSO spaceborne lidar. Depending on research topic and other factors, the incumbent's advisor will be either Dr. Jens Redemann, who is currently a member of the CALIPSO and MODIS science teams, or Dr. Philip Russell, who leads the Group and has served on many satellite and suborbital experiment science teams.

Requirements

  • PhD in Atmospheric Sciences, Physics or a related field.
  • Experience working with optical instruments.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

Learn more about the role and how to apply.


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