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RAP opportunity at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration     NOAA

Large-Scale Ocean Circulation, Water-Mass Structure, and Climate


Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Pacific Marine Environment Lab

opportunity location
26.77.85.B0665 Seattle , WA 98115


name email phone
Gregory C. Johnson 206.526.6806


Opportunities exist to investigate the mean and time variability of ocean circulation, water properties, air-sea fluxes, their interactions, and their roles in climate. Possible research areas include (1) evaluation of terms in large-scale ocean heat, freshwater, and biogeochemical budgets; (2) regional analyses of seasonal to decadal variability of air-sea fluxes and water-mass formation; and (3) interpretation of ocean observations with simple dynamical models. A wide range of data are applied to these studies including CTD and ADCP data, profiling CTD float data, surface drifter data, air-sea flux data, moored array data, and various satellite data sets.



Johnson GC, Birnbaum AN: Geophysical Research Letters 44: 438, 2017

Johnson GC, Lyman JM, Purkey SG: Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 32: 2178, 2015


key words
Ocean physics; Ocean temperature; Salinity; Currents (marine); Atmospheric-marine boundary layer; Climate variability; Time series analysis; Biogeochemical cycles; Earth Science;


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
$68,460.00 $3,000.00

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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