Karthaus Summer School on Ice Sheets and Glaciers in the Climate System
The course provides a basic introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions. The course is meant for Ph.D. students that work on (or will soon start working on) a glaciology-related climate project. A few places are available for junior scientists.Karthaus 2013
The next Karthaus course will be held from 10 to 21 September 2013 in Karthaus (northern Italy).
Deadline for applications is 11 May 2013
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for more information.http://www.projects.science.uu.nl/iceclimate/karthaus/
Summary of the research:
Heavy snow events are among the most severe natural hazards in mountainous countries. For extrapolating beyond the highest observed values in a spatial context Max Stable Processes (MSPs) is a natural however still very new framework. The objective of this PhD will be to implement and apply recent developments in MSPs theory to identify refined spatio-temporal patterns of extreme snowfall and snow depth in the French Alps. An exceptionally rich data set of many snow variables will be exploited, which may allow us to improve current knowledge about extreme snow events as a whole. First attempts of extreme snow modeling in the French and Swiss Alps have recently been made and this PhD will aim at going further. In particular, altitudinal effects will be taken into account in a finer way the influence of weather types on the spatio-temporal patterns of interest will be studied, and important hydrological and climatological hypotheses regarding extreme snow variables will be confirmed or infirmed. A particular attention will be paid towards the influence of topography and accumulation duration on directional effects, and towards the difference in spatial structure between extreme snowfall and snow depth. Furthermore, the explicit consideration of an unsteady framework will allow us to document or contest the assumption generally made of an increase of extreme snowfall/snow depth under ongoing climate change, especially at high altitude. Hence, this work is expected to produce results of high operational interest for, e.g., avalanche forecasting and winter water storage quantification, for instance by helping characterize the rarity of a severe storm not only locally but at its most relevant spatial scale through joint exceedence probabilities among a set of stations.
The work will be done in very strong collaboration between three teams of the Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers de Grenoble (OSUG) that have extensive experience in snow science, snow hydrology, and statistical modelling of cryospheric processes.Application
Applicants should have a master in statistics, hydrology, snow science or related topics. Past research work in extreme value analysis and/or snow-cryospheric statistical modelling would be appreciated. Applicants should be fluent in oral and written English. Knowledge of a programming
language (e.g., R, Matlab) is required. This job is offered with no restriction on age, sex or nationality, in accordance to French law.
To apply, e-mail us to discuss the project at
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
and register online athttp://www.obs.ujf-grenoble.fr/ecole_doctorale/inscription-reinscription-doctorat.php
Please quote ref no: BAS 48/13
Closing date for applications: 05 May 2013
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs.
We are now looking to recruit a Marine Biologist to be based at our Rothera Research Station, Antarctica.
Within the Ecosystems programme, this project will assess the biodiversity, biomass and carbon budget of rocky shore communities in the Antarctic. The core of this project requires a detailed survey of a key location that was first described 15 years ago. The project aims are to describe the community structure in sufficient detail to assess carbon flow through the benthos, and detect any differences between surveys that will indicate how animals have responded to rapid climate change in this region. There is also an opportunity to work with experienced members of the team to broaden the scope of investigations. The position involves extensive SCUBA diving to study community structure and quantify ecological parameters. This requires extensive use of light microscopy and laboratory techniques to identify species and gather the ecological information that will feed into long term studies of shallow water communities in this region.
Qualifications: BSc 2:1, minimum.
Experienced diver (minimum 100 logged dives (50 cold water and dry suit dives).
Capable of passing HSE commercial diving course before deployment to Antarctica
Duration: Minimum 19th months fixed term appointment
On-line application forms and further information are available on our website. These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.
Interviews are scheduled to be held: w/c 10th June 2013
We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome.http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/employment/vacancies/job.php?JobID=815
A position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow within remote sensing and glaciology is available at the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Norway. The fellowship is for a period of up to 4 years.
Invite applications for a challenging postdoctoral research fellowship for glacier remote sensing. The candidate will quantify and analyse glacier mass changes and/or glacier dynamics on a global scale, mainly
using remote sensing methods. The candidate will be part of a lively research environment in cold regions sciences, in particular in remote sensing, geoinformatics, glaciology and geomorphology. The position includes collaboration with a number of international partners, and the successful candidate will have opportunity to participate in international research networks. The position is funded through an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council.
More information and a link to submit applications electronically are available underhttp://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/969483/64289?iso=gb
The Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l'Environnement (LGGE-CNRS, Grenoble, France) invites applications for two PhD positions in ice flow modeling starting from October 2013 for 3 years. First PhD will focus on development of assimilation methods in ice flow model whereas the second PhD will be dedicated to ocean / ice sheet interactions and coupling of corresponding models. A description of both subject is given below. Application dead-line is 1st June 2013. For further details or application, please contact Gael Durand
CANDAC (Canadian Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Change) and CREATE-AAS (NSERC CREATE Training Program in Arctic Atmospheric Science) are advertising for PDF positions in Arctic Atmospheric Research.
Post-Doctoral Fellows are needed for the following projects and institutions:
Applications close May 15, 2013.
- Composition Measurements - University of Toronto
- Clouds and Aerosols – Université de Sherbrooke / Dalhousie University
- The Polar Vortex – University of Saskatchewan
- Mesospheric Observations – University of New Brunswick
- Lidar Measurements – Dalhousie University
- Satellite Validation – University of Toronto
For more information see PDF advertisement
Announcement for up to 15 research posts related to the Marie Curie Initial Training Network 'GLANAM' (Glaciated North Atlantic Margins), 2013-2017, funded by the EU 7th Framework.The scientific goal of GLANAM is to determine the controls on the development, in time and space of glaciated continental margins. Research objectives will focus on:
1. The role of different glacial/non?glacial sedimentary processes in shaping the glaciated NA margins.
2. The extent, timing and rates of decay of marine? based ice sheets.
3. The influence of ice ages on hydrocarbon systems.
4. The influence of climate change and sedimentary processes on the fluid flow (and gas hydrate) systems. 5. To identify the controlling factors and the role of submarine mass movements (with resulting tsunamis) on the glaciated NA margins.
Each post will be based at one of the partner institutions: University of Bergen (UoB), University of Troms? (UoT), University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), North Energy Exploration, Durham University (UDUR), Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), University of Ulster (UoU), Denmark and Greenland Geological Survey (GEUS)
Details of individual posts can be found at the partner institutions but for a full list of links and posts please visit:http://org.uib.no/glanam/
For further information on the GLANAM project, contact the please coordinator: Prof. Hans Petter Sejrup (UoB) email@example.com
I would like to draw you attention to these two open position at CEAZA, Chile:*(1) Research Glaciologist*
The Center for Advanced Research in Arid Zones (CEAZA) in Chile is seeking a glaciologist to occupy an open-term 100% research position in the field of glaciology. This role is that of a Principal Investigator within CEAZA. CEAZA is a scientific consortium, established in 2003 (http://ceaza.cl
), dedicated to studying the impact of climatic change and oscillations (e.g. ENSO) upon the hydrological cycle and the biological productivity in the arid zones of Northern-Central Chile. The glaciology group is focused on evaluating the water resources from the cryosphere as a contribution to integrated hydrological models for arid Andean basins and elsewhere in Chile.See full job offer at:http://www.ceaza.cl/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/GLACIOLOGIST-CRYOLIST_CEAZA_english.pdf*(2) Research Hydrologist*
We invite applications for a 3-year renewable researcher position in Hydrology at the Center for Advanced Research in Arid Zones (CEAZA) in Chile. The successful candidate will contribute to ongoing projects and develop his/her own research on the wide range of hydrological processes involved in the water cycle of the semiarid Northern-Central Chile, including snow and glacier melt, groundwater flow and water use by irrigation. He/She will work in close collaboration with researchers in Glaciology, Hydrogeology and Water Management, but may also develop innovative research projects with biologists and climate scientists.He/She will contribute to the development of a regional water observatory. This long-term project will generate data and therefore facilitate quantitative
analysis of the interactions between regional water resources and climate.
See full job offer at:http://www.ceaza.cl/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Job_announcement_hydrologist_CEAZA_english.pdf