Opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral studyI am seeking a potential graduate student
to work on a interdisciplinary project to investigate the impact of the
ocean submesoscale on nitrogen fixation and, more generally, on
planktonic ecosystems. The project will involve using idealized
and realistic ocean circulation models, and will include sea-going
I am also interested in investigating the
parameter sensitivity of climate models focusing on their ability to
represent atmospheric teleconnections. This project will involve
running and analyzing a climate model of intermediate complexity we
have in house, familiarizing with CMIP5 model outputs, and performing
numerical experiments using CCSM4 (graduate project)
I am currently looking for a Postdoctoral associate who will
collaborate in a multi-institution, interdisciplinary project to
quantify the physical, chemical, and biological mechanisms that
redistribute hydrocarbons from the benthos to the water column in the
Gulf of Mexico, as contribution to the Gulf Research Initiative. The
goal of the project is to investigate through numerical modeling the
physical processes coupling the Gulf of Mexico circulation to CH4
distributions and concentrations. Using ROMS, the transport pathways
though the water column will be simulated, implementing state-of-the-art
nesting techniques to zoom on the submesoscale processes at the seep
locations. The modeling effort will allow to determine the role of
physical advection on the fate of methane and oil and to quantify the
variability of the basin over seasonal and interannual timescales.
Numerical integrations will provide a context for extending field
measurements to broader spatial and temporal scales and will guide the
extensive field program.
The postdoctoral associate will be able to
participate, if interested, in multiple cruises to collect physical,
chemical and biological data.
I am looking for candidates with
experience using ROMS and with a solid background in fluid dynamics.
Individuals with experience in coupled biogeochemical modeling will be
given close attention. The initial appointment is for 12 months, with
the possibility of 1yr renewal upon satisfactory performance. The annual
salary is $46,000, negotiable and commensurate with experience. Review
of applications will begin immediately, and will proceed until the
position is filled. Please email a statement of research interests, CV,
and names of three references to Dr. Annalisa Bracco (abracco at gatech.edu).
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