Post Doc fellowship on: Aerosol emission reductions over the 20th and 21st century and their impact on polar climate.
Starting date: April 15 Duration: 24 months
Place of work: Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Oslo, Norway and Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.
In this project, the Earth system model NorESM will be used to study how regional changes in European aerosol emissions during the last decades may have impacted on the Arctic and global climate. Large changes in the magnitude and spatial patterns of global aerosol emissions have occurred during the 20th century and are projected to continue over the coming century. Of particular relevance for the Arctic are the reductions in sulphate emissions from industrial activities, domestic heating, and power production that have taken place in Europe during the latest decades. These changes provide an opportunity to study in detail how regional emissions over Europe affect the radiative balance and the global and Arctic climate. Detailed estimates of the European emission reductions are readily available, in addition to temperature and radiation measurements. In this project, the candidate will contribute to the execution and analysis of NorESM simulations to examine how reductions in aerosol emissions from different emission sectors may have affected Arctic and global climate between 1980 and 2010. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work on other global aerosol modeling projects. We seek a candidate with experience in global climate modeling, preferably within the field of aerosol particles and aerosol-cloud interactions. The post-doc will be based at Stockholm University, but longer research visits at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute are also expected.
How to apply: Applications should be written in English and must include a CV and a full list of peer-reviewed publications and a brief letter (max. one page) explaining the motivation for applying for the position. The application should also include copies of relevant examination certificates and contact information of at least two reference persons.
More information and application: Hans-Christen Hansson, Department of Applied Environmental Science, Stockholm University – email@example.com Trond Iversen, Norwegian Meteorological Institute – firstname.lastname@example.org Annica Ekman, Department of Meteorology, Stockholm University – email@example.com Ilona Riipinen, Department of Applied Environmental Science, Stockholm University – firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline : 15th of March, 2013.