SMOS carbon cycle data assimilation vacancy (Lund – Sweden)

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Vacancy: Researcher in Carbon Cycle Data Assimilation using SMOS data at Lund University, Sweden

The Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science is seeking to appoint a Researcher with a strong background in carbon cycle modelling, data assimilation, remote sensing, applied mathematics or physics to work on assimilating remote sensing data into a terrestrial carbon cycle model.

The position is part of a newly funded project by the Swedish National Space Board. The project will use passive microwave measurements of vegetation properties from the SMOS mission with a terrestrial biosphere model in a Carbon Cycle Data Assimilation System. The data will be used to constrain model parameters in the formulation of the processes regulating the terrestrial carbon cycle. The results will help to improve estimates of terrestrial carbon and water fluxes.

The researcher will be part of an international team operating and further developing a world-leading system capable of quantifying terrestrial and oceanic sources and sinks of carbon dioxide through the assimilation of various data sources (atmospheric CO2 concentrations, satellite-derived vegetation cover, etc.).

The post will be available for 24 months, with a preferred starting date of December 2015/ January 2016.

Closing date for applications: 18 October 2015

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