Atmospheric Scientist

Will support tasks at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) at the National Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, MD.

 

Date posted

Sep. 24, 2021 2:45 pm

Application deadline

Oct. 24, 2021 5:00 pm

Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS)

Location

  • United States

Job description

Will support tasks at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) at the National Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, MD. Will develop post-processing and statistical algorithms, including AI, for enhancing the US operational outlooks and for sub seasonal timescales, i.e., Week 2 and Week 3-4. Will focus on the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Global Ensemble Forecast System; NCEP Climate Forecast System; and, multi-model ensembles including operational models from ECMWF and ECCC, for sub seasonal-to-seasonal climate prediction. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Processing and evaluating model forecasts of relevant variables, including use of METplus verification software.
  • Implementation of promising real-time forecast tools and products in the NCEP/ Climate Prediction Center (CPC) operational environment.

Will be an integral part of the government working groups for related ongoing and upcoming projects. Will work closely with a diverse team of scientists at NOAA agencies. 

Required Skills
Experience developing tools for sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) forecasting. Strong programming capabilities in Python, MATLAB, Fortran, and Unix scripting to process and analyze observational and dynamical model data. Understanding of climate processes and indices. Must be proficient in backend image rendering technologies (Matplotlib, GrADS, NCL, etc.). Must be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team. Experience in processing global model outputs; solid knowledge in statistical analysis of atmospheric-oceanic phenomena; and, sound software development practices including version control and change-management protocols.

Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility.

Desired

  • Strong understanding of statistics.
  • Interest in forecast operations.

Education
MS in Atmospheric Science, Meteorology, related degree, or equivalent. PhD preferred.

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