POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN ENSEMBLE PREDICTION FOR HYDRO-METEOROLOGY

Place: National Centre for Meteorological Research – Research group of atmospheric meteorology (CNRM-GAME), Toulouse, France (http://www.cnrm-game.fr/)

Application deadline: 5th May 2013

Starting dates/duration: start between July and November 2013 / 12 months.

Background:

This position is related to the DISTRIBUTED RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE FOR HYDRO-METEOROLOGY (DRIHM) project (http://www.drihm.eu/) funded by the European commission. DRIHM intends to develop a prototype e-Science environment to facilitate the collaboration between meteorologists, hydrologists, and Earth science experts and provide end-to-end hydro-meteorological research (HMR) services (models, datasets, and post-processing tools) at the European level, with the ability to expand to global scale. The objectives of DRIHM are to lead the definition of a common long-term strategy, to foster the development of new HMR models and observational archives for the study of severe hydro- meteorological events, to promote the execution and analysis of high-end simulations, and to support the dissemination of predictive models as decision analysis tools.
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Inaguració de l’exposició: Parlem del temps. Història de l’afició meteorològica a Catalunya

NOTÍCIA SOBRE LA INAUGURACIÓ: http://larambla.ub.edu/2013/04/30/inaguracio-de-lexposicio-parlem-del-temps-historia-de-laficio-meteorologica-a-catalunya/

El proper diumenge dia 28 d’abril, a les 12 hores tindrà lloc l’acte d’inauguració de l’exposició Parlem del temps. Història de l’afició meteorològica a Catalunya, a les sales d’exposicions del Museu Palau Mercader.

Aquesta exposició ha estat produïda pel Departament de Patrimoni Cultural i l’Àrea de Cultura de l’Ajuntament de Cornellà de Llobregat i on la Dra. Maria Carme Llasat n’ha estat la comissària.

Adreça: Museu Palau Mercader. Parc de Can Mercader. Carretera de l’Hospitalet s/n

Veure mapa: Ubicació

Díptic de l’exposició: Díptic Exposició

Montbrió del Camp_Alfred Mariné i Ferré3

Fotografia: Alfred Mariné i Ferré

24-MONTH POSTDOCTORAL – IMPROVING THE REPRESENTATION OF MEDITERRANEAN HEAVY PRECIPITATING EVENTS OVER LAND IN GLOBAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATE SYSTEM MODELS

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR A 24-MONTH POSTDOCTORAL POSITION STARTING AROUND OCTOBER 2013, in the climate research group of the CNRM-GAME in Toulouse, France (http://www.cnrm.meteo.fr/ ) to work on the following subject: “IMPROVING THE REPRESENTATION OF MEDITERRANEAN HEAVY PRECIPITATING EVENTS OVER LAND IN GLOBAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATE SYSTEM MODELS” The deadline for application is MAY 31ST 2013.

CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVES:

Most regional climate system models (RCSMs) face difficulties in representing a reasonable precipitation probability density function in the Mediterranean. Small amount of rain are too frequent, preventing any reasonable representation of droughts or heat waves, while the intensity of heavy precipitating events is underestimated by most RCSMs.
Preliminary analysis of HyMeX/MED-CORDEX (http://www.medcordex.eu) stream 1 simulations, performed by state-of-the-art RCMs, revealed a similar behavior, even though RCSMs can be run at relatively high resolution (from ~10 to ~50 km). Leer más de esta entrada

Floods in the north-western Mediterranean region: presentation of the HYMEX database and comparison with pre-existing global databases

ABSTRACT

The contribution presents the database on floods (1981-2010) that is being developed in the framework of HYMEX project and the preliminary results obtained for the NW sector of Mediterranean region. This database contains data on damages and the main hydrometeorological features of each reported event. The study is included in one of the objectives of the Working Group 5, which is a transversal group of the HYMEX project dealing with all the aspects related to societal and ecological impacts of hydrometeorological extremes, as well as their perception and communication processes. One of the main points of the WG5 is the creation of a common database on floods and their societal impact, for the Mediterranean region, as well as its analysis. Although some databases already exist and are frequently consulted, they are mainly focused on “major” catastrophic events. But the Mediterranean region experiences every year a high number of minor flash-floods that, considered in their totality, produce important losses and disruptions of the everyday life. This contribution is focused on North-Eastern Spain, South of Italy and South-East of France and the objective is to include all the floods that have produced damages, although they are not considered as “major” disasters. Leer más de esta entrada