The Helmholz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) is hiring a PhD for climate extremes in tropical ecosystems for the newly established Department of Remote Sensing in UFZ in tandem with the Remote Sensing Centre for Earth System Research (RSC4Earth). It is a 65% post and limited to three years.
The main task is to systematically investigate the role of land-atmosphere feedback on the occurrence of extreme events (e.g., drought, heat wave) and their interactions with different ecosystems based on satellite observations, field data, and model simulations. Key research questions include:
- How do the land-atmosphere feedbacks change during and in the wake of climate extremes over different ecosystems? Will these feedbacks intensity extreme events in addition to large-scale atmospheric circulations (e.g., ENSO, MJO)?
- How will ecosystems alter hydrological processes during and after extreme events (e.g., soil moisture, evapotranspiration, vapor pressure deficit)?
- How will evapotranspiration respond to soil and atmospheric stress during and after extreme events
The requirements are a Master degree (or equivalent) in earth system science, remote sensing, meteorology, hydrology, physical geography, environmental sciences, physics, statistics, computer sciences, or a related field, good programming skills (e.g., Python, Fortran, R, or Matlab) and experience in terrestrial and atmosphere EO data processing and analysis. You should be interest in understanding of land-atmosphere feedbacks and their role in climate extremes and willing to publish results in peer-reviewed journals and present at scientific meeting.
Application Deadline: 30.11.2020
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