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RAP opportunity at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration     NOAA

Climatological Aspects of Severe Thunderstorms


National Severe Storms Laboratory

opportunity location
26.76.00.B6815 Norman, OK 73072


name email phone
Harold E. Brooks 405.325.6083


This research builds on our understanding of the environments in which severe convective storms form to estimate the distribution of storms around the world and in climate change scenarios. Three emphases frame the research. First is the need for basic improvement in the relationships between weather events and their environments. Second, research is ongoing, using reanalysis data to apply those relationships to the global distribution of severe thunderstorms over the period of observational record. Finally, output from global climate models is used to examine the ability of the models to reproduce the important observed quantities and how those quantities might change in various climate scenarios in the future.


key words
Hail; Winds; Precipitation (meteorology); Mesoscale meteorology; Numerical weather analysis; Climate change; Convection (atmospheric); Thunder and thunderstorms; Tornadoes;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$60,000.00 $3,000.00

$24,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Electrical Engineering

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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