Physical Oceanographer

Physical Oceanographer

BAS - British Antarctic Survey

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Description

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are looking for a Physical Oceanographer to apply adjoint modelling techniques to problems in North Atlantic circulation and climate. This work is part of the NERC ACSIS project (The North Atlantic Climate System Integrated Study).

What is the role about?

The successful candidate will use existing adjoint modelling tools and other relevant data sources to investigate the causes of the recent 2015 North Atlantic cold anomaly, which featured record low sea surface temperatures, with impacts on atmospheric circulation and European climate. The objective is to better understand the local and remote causes of such cold anomalies, potentially leading to improvements in the precitability of these events and their subsequent impacts on European climate. To be successful in this role, you must have excellent competence and demonstrated experience with (1) analyzing heat budgets in numerical models (e.g. state estimates), (2) scientific writing and visualization, and (3) scientific analysis and interpretation, especially in ocean and climate dynamics. The ideal candidate will have experience implementing and analysing adjoint sensitivity experiments.

Purpose

The role requires a physical oceanographer with a storng background in ocean circulation and demonstrated experience working with numerical ocean data. They will focus on the North Atlantic basin sensitivities and heat budgets as part of the NERC ACSIS project.

Qualification

  • PhD in physical oceanography or closely related subject (or equivalent).

Duties

  • Use ocean adjoint models and other relevant data sources to investigate the local and remote causes of the 2015 North Atlantic cold anomaly;
  • Contribute to open source software development by building and contributing to repositories where appropriate;
  • Deliver talks and posters at scientific meetings (remote or in person);
  • Contribute to publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals;
  • Collaborate with ACSIS-funded researchers at the National Oceanography Centre on project objectives, analysis, and interpretation;
  • Any other tasks identified by the Science Leader a Director.

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