Research Associate in Greenhouse Gas Inverse Modelling
Location: University of Bristol
Atmospheric observations of greenhouse gases and ozone depleting substances are playing an increasingly important role in evaluating the success of climate agreements. We are seeking a research associate to develop and use greenhouse gas modelling and data analysis frameworks for national and regional emissions evaluation. This work will contribute to several exciting UK-wide and international projects, including:
The post-holder will use numerical models that simulate the dispersion of greenhouse gases through the atmosphere. These models can be used, in Bayesian inference frameworks, to estimate surface fluxes from the observations. The derived emissions are used to track progress on climate agreements, improve national inventory reports, help decisionmakers effectively target mitigation measures, and learn about natural emissions changes.
What will you be doing?
The postholder will work with UK, European and other international greenhouse gas monitoring networks, particularly AGAGE and NOAA, to interpret global measurement data using atmospheric models. They will have the opportunity to use and develop atmospheric models of varying complexity, and examine regional emissions trends using high-resolution simulations and data. To combine the data and models, and estimate uncertainties, they will develop and use Bayesian "inverse modelling" techniques.
You will work closely with a team of around 10 researchers in the ACRG studying greenhouse gases and ozone depleting substances, with seven institutions across the UK and Europe through the InHALE, UK Emissions Measurement System and PARIS projects, and with international colleagues in the AGAGE and NOAA networks. Our team are key members of international activities such as the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE), with whom you will work closely. You will have the opportunity to participate in the development of the new machine learning approaches and a cloud-based GHG analysis platform, OpenGHG.org. Through InHALE you will work, on a day-to-day basis, with researchers from around the UK (and worldwide) studying the environmental impacts of ODSs and HFCs.
You should apply if
The University of Bristol aims to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and do their best in an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential. We want to attract, develop, and retain individuals with different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives - particularly people of colour, LGBT+ and disabled people - because diversity of people and ideas remains integral to our excellence as a global civic institution.
For further details about the post you are invited to contact, Professor Matt Rigby firstname.lastname@example.org
The application deadline is midnight on the closing date. If you need assistance, email email@example.com. Quote reference ACAD106593 on all correspondence./p>
Closing Date: Wednesday 22 February 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed