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Joboffer: Postdoc Subject area land surface modeling and data assimilation

IBG-3 - Agrosphere, Forschungszentrum Jülich

The Institute of Bio- and Geosciences – Agrosphere (IBG-3), Forschungszentrum Jülich, is seeking a Postdoc, subject area land surface modeling and data assimilation.

The Institute is a member of the Centre for High-Performance Scientific Computing in Terrestrial Systems (HPSC TerrSys) of the ABC/J Geoverbund. The Centre applies advanced supercomputing technologies for integrated modelling of terrestrial systems with respect to the hydrologic, energy and biogeochemical cycles.

Your Job:

The position is associated with the research unit FOR2131, which has recently been funded by the German Science Foundation. This research unit sets out to

  • Design and install a data assimilation framework for catchment-scale terrestrial systems encompassing all compartments from the groundwater to the atmosphere including soil, vegetation, and river networks
  • Performing model simulations at a very high spatial resolution in order to analyze the role of land surface heterogeneities on hydrological and atmospheric processes
  • You will independently develop methods for the assimilation of land surface information like land surface temperature, soil moisture and leaf area index
  • Test the methods on a unique virtual catchment and real data from TERENO-catchments
  • Evaluate the value of these data types for improving flood and weather predictions, together with various other German project partners
  • Possibility to work in an interdisciplinary team and with state of the art supercomputer facilities

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