Post-Doctoral Research Program

Cloud modeling in a coupled meteorology-chemical transport model

Project number:AMAD–05–04–2015-02
Lab/Center/Office:NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB
Division:ATMOSPHERIC MODELING AND ANALYSIS DIVISION
Branch:ATMOSPHERIC MODEL DEVELOPMENT BRANCH
 
Brief description of research project:This project will involve working with senior air quality modelers in NERL’s Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division on the development and testing of an integrated and coupled meteorology-atmospheric chemistry modeling system based on the linkage and development of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) atmospheric dynamics model and the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) atmospheric chemistry/transport/deposition model. The project will focus on a consistent representation of cloud processes in the dynamics and chemistry-transport components of the system, and it would involve the investigation and development of model algorithms that would enable the consistent representation of transport, microphysics, optics, radiation, and aqueous chemistry associated with atmospheric clouds.
Geographical location of position:Research Triangle Park, NC
High priority research areas:Supports research in the Air, Climate, and Energy (ACE) research program.
Scientific project area:Development of multiscale and multipollutant air quality modeling systems.
Educational requirements:Ph.D. in Physical/Chemical Sciences, Engineering, or a related discipline.
Specialized training and/or experience preferred:Experience with cloud modeling of atmospheric dynamics and/or air pollution. Expertise in Fortran-90 and working in a Linux computational environment.
Projected duration of appointment:3 years
Paid relocation to EPA work location:Yes
Application Period Open Date:May 04, 2015
Application Period Close Date:Jun 08, 2015
Scientific contact/Principal Investigator(s)*: Jon Pleim, Pleim.jon@epa.gov,

*This person/persons may be contacted for additional scientific information about this project. This person is not authorized to accept applications, make job offers, set salaries, establish start dates or discuss benefits. See general announcement for details on how to apply.