PhD: Assimilation of airborne cloud radar data during the HyMeX special observing period

We are seeking applications for a 3-year PhD position to work on the assimilation of airborne cloud radar data in the framework of the HyMeX programme (see announcement below). Please feel free to forward this announcement to potential candidates.

PhD title: Assimilation of airborne cloud radar data during the HyMeX special observing period.

PhD supervisors: Dr. Olivier Caumont, Dr. Véronique Ducrocq

 Place: CNRM-GAME, Météo-France & CNRS, 42, Avenue G. Coriolis 31057 Toulouse Cedex, France

Deadline for application: 7 February 2013
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Radar Meteorology associate professorship

The University of Helsinki is a multidisciplinary research university which ranks among the leading universities in the world. Some 36,500 students are currently pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University, which employs a staff of 8,500. The University’s current annual budget is EUR 600 million.
The University of Helsinki has introduced a TENURE TRACK for teaching and research personnel, intended to increase the predictability, competitiveness and attractiveness of academic careers while promoting internationalisation at the University. Leer más de esta entrada

Effect of radar rainfall time resolution on the predictive capability of a distributed hydrologic model

Atencia, A., L. Mediero, M. C. Llasat, and L. Garrote, 2011.

Abstract.

The performance of a hydrologic model depends on the rainfall input data, both spatially and temporally. As the spatial distribution of rainfall exerts a great influence on both runoff volumes and peak flows, the use of a distributed hydrologic model can improve the results in the case of convective rainfall in a basin where the storm area is smaller than the basin area. The aim of this study was to perform a sensitivity analysis of the rainfall time resolution on the results of a distributed hydrologic model in a flash-flood prone basin.

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