Hydrology Staff Research Position and Post-Doc Position, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California San Diego, California, United States
Start reviewing process: 31 January 2020

CW3E seeks a staff researcher and post-doc to design and contribute to efforts that

lead toward improved operational application of distributed hydrologic and hydrometeorological sciences. The position would modify hydrological models to experiment with new methods to improve model response to extreme precipitation events. The candidate should have experience with WRF-Hydro and/or GSSHA (Gridded Surface/Subsurface Hydrologic Analysis) or other similar models, hydrological model development, calibration, application, and verification. Anticipated methodologies include data assimilation (DA) techniques that leverage in-situ soil moisture observations and remotely sensed observations, improving hydrologic model parameterization, calibration and determining the most appropriate unbiased atmospheric forcings for hydrologic model applications from NWP output. Experience in developing observed datasets for forcing hydrologic models and operating hydrologic models in a forecasting mode using NWPs or other sources is desired. Experience and familiarity with water management engineering applications including reservoir management systems is also desired. The position would work with collaborators and continually develop relationships between CW3E and U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) as well as NOAA’s National Water Center and the California-Nevada River Forecast Center.

Deadline: Positions available immediately

Of interest for:
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group