Two Postdoctoral Research Scientists in Forecast Evaluation of High-Impact Weather Events across Africa

University of Reading, UK
Closing date: 04 July 2018

African-SWIFT (Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques) is a major international collaborative project to build research capacity and capability in Africa and the UK with a strong component of forecast evaluation, and aims to improve weather forecasting in Africa on timescales from hours to months. For more details on African-SWIFT, please visit: https://africanswift.org/

The university of Reading seeks two researchers at the Department of Meteorology for the evaluation of forecasts of high-impact weather events in the GCRF funded project African-SWIFT.

Post-doctoral Research Scientist in Convective Ensemble Verification (3-year post):
Convection-permitting ensemble simulations will be run by the Met Office over a domain spanning tropical Africa for specific case studies of severe weather. Based in the Remote Sensing and Clouds group at the Department of Meteorology, you will study the uncertainty in satellite-based retrievals of cloud and precipitation and the implication for threshold-based verification metrics. In collaboration with partners in the UK and Africa, you will analyse case studies of severe convection to study how forecast uncertainty in the Met Office’s convection-permitting ensemble simulations evolves with forecast lead time, and translate this uncertainty to useable weather information.

African-SWIFT will run several training workshops and forecast test-beds in the African partner organisations. This post-holder will contribute to preparation of teaching materials on forecast verification and delivery of the training.

Closing date 4th July 2018.
For further details, please visit: https://jobs.reading.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=3190

Post-doctoral Research Scientist in Satellite Remote Sensing of Convection (2-year post):
Satellite nowcasting tools will be further developed in African-SWIFT for use in tropical Africa with the aim to provide more timely and more specific warnings of convective storm hazards. Based in the Remote Sensing and Clouds group at the Department of Meteorology, you will investigate how different microwave signals correspond to potential weather impacts. In collaboration with partners in the UK and Africa, you will analyse case studies of severe convection to relate satellite observations and nowcasting predictions to observations and ground reports of weather impacts.

Closing date 4th July 2018.
For further details, please visit: https://jobs.reading.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=3188

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