Ocean Modeling & Analysis

Compensation

: $77,920.00 - $127,920.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Maritime Transportation



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The ocean plays a critical role in taking up heat and carbon and other gases and trace elements from the rest of the Earth System and thereby helping regulate climate and climate change. At the same time the ocean undergoes significant changes, both in terms of natural variability as well as due to extreme events and climate change trends. At NASA-GISS we are seeking to better understand all ocean related processes, using models, observations and renalysis products, in present, past and future climates as well as exoplanets. The broad science topics include studies in:Ocean uptake of heat, carbon, oxygen, etc; globally and/or regionally, due to natural climate and/or anthropogenic perturbations. We investigate pathways, transports of major water masses, their variability and trends, meridional overturning circulation changes in response to air-sea interaction, physical and biogeochemical processes, effect on transient climate sensitivityAir-Sea Interaction: buoyancy forcing variability at high latitudes; tropical instabilities and control of ocean processes at low latitudes; light attenuation and back-scattering in the oceanSea-level change: as controlled by land-ocean and ocean-ice interaction changes as well as heat uptakeEmerging topics in ocean model development: regarding numerical methods, new parameterizations and/or new processes. Ocean tracer studies: CFC and other trace gas and atmospheric constituents inventories, idealized tracer distribution and tracer acceleration methods.Ocean carbon cycle: role of chemistry vs biology and physics, mixing and stirring processes, and air-sea fluxes and deposition, in hot-spot areas, the Western Boundary Current regions, the Eastern Boundary upwelling regions, at the land-ocean and ocean-ice interfaces, at the bottom of the euphotic zone (carbon export).Successful proposals will leverage observational and observation-based data of relevant geophysical variables, with emphasis in NASA mission products, reanalysis products, data assimilation & inverse models, and climate or ocean-only models, high resolution, regional or process models. The use of innovative analysis techniques, particularly from the data mining and pattern recognition science, is encouraged.Applicants preferred area of study: Mathematics/Physics/Engineering, Climate ScienceApplicants specific computer programing skills: fortran, python, matlab/idl or other similar visualization language * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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