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).
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.
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.