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RAP opportunity at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration     NOAA

Chemistry, Radiation and Dynamics of the Upper Troposphere/Lower Stratosphere


Earth System Research Laboratories, Chemical Sciences Laboratory

opportunity location
26.05.03.B6608 Boulder, CO 80305


name email phone
Karen H. Rosenlof 303.497.7761


This research opportunity involves analysis of data from high altitude aircraft campaigns, from satellite, from balloon borne platforms, and data assimilation products as well as global climate modeling. The objective is to conduct theoretical and observational studies to better understand processes controlling transport and mixing in and between the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere, and how those processes may change in an increased greenhouse gas climate, or due to geoengineering. We are particularly interested in studying how changes in chemical, dynamical and radiative processes in the UTLS impact the water vapor, ozone, and aerosol distributions in the stratosphere and feedback onto tropospheric climate. Modeling (including mechanistic, regional and global scale models) to understand the  processes that alter middle atmosphere species distributions is part of this opportunity.


key words
Stratosphere; Atmospheric trace constituents; Satellite observation; Water vapor; Transport; Mixing; UT/LS; Ozone; Stratospheric dynamics; Climate modeling; Earth Radiation Budget


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
$70,000.00 $4,000.00

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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