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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Mesoscale Ensembles


Naval Research Laboratory, CA, Marine Meteorology

opportunity location
64.16.66.B6304 Monterey, CA 939435502


name email phone
James D. Doyle 831.656.4716
Jonathan Robert Moskaitis 831-656-4057
Carolyn Agnes Reynolds 831.656.4728


NRL conducts research and development on mesoscale ensemble prediction. This area of research is necessary because inherent uncertainties in model initial conditions, lateral boundary conditions, and model physics exist and the effects of these uncertainties can only be measured and accounted for through probabilistic prediction. Our research addresses the following areas of ensemble modeling: (1) initial condition perturbations, (2) lateral boundary condition perturbations, (3) perturbations of model physics, and (4) ensemble post-processing/metrics. This research is performed using the nested, nonhydrostatic atmospheric model in the Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS®). The ensemble forecasts are used to enhance forecast guidance of high-impact weather phenomena, particularly in coastal environments.


key words
Ensembles; Mesoscale modeling; Numerical weather prediction;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$102,489.00 $3,000.00
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