NOA2107 Support Scientist for Satellite Data Assimilation using Artificial Intelligence

I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) is seeking a candidate to support the Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)

 

Date posted

Mar. 24, 2021 12:00 am

Application deadline

Apr. 24, 2021 12:00 am

Organization

I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG)

Location

  • United States

Job description

NOA2107 Support Scientist for Satellite Data Assimilation using Artificial Intelligence

Job LocationsUS-MD-College Park

Posted Date(1/15/2021 11:03 AM)

Job ID: 2021-1237
# of Openings 1
Category Scientific

Overview

I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) is seeking a candidate to support the Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) in carrying out research, development, and operational transition work related to satellite data assimilation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques and applications for future operational applications of the Unified Forecast System (UFS).  The candidate’s work will involve the development, execution, testing, and evaluation of the assimilation of satellite data and applying AI techniques for use in operational hurricane prediction capabilities at NCEP. The work location is at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, MD.

Responsibilities

The candidate will perform the job duties in a high-quality, independent, and collaborative way, assisting in managing projects and developing and applying innovative methods for the primary work areas described below. The candidate will work with EMC scientists and external collaborators to develop satellite radiance data and wind data assimilation capabilities including scatterometer winds and 3D winds in FV3GFS and HWRF/HAFS. The work includes the evaluation and application of AI techniques, developed by external partners, to select the observations to assimilate more intelligently for use in applications of the UFS, with emphasis on Tropical Cyclone (TC) analysis, forecast track and forecast intensity. Future assimilation related developments will leverage and contribute to the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, including the Joint Effort for Data assimilation Integration (JEDI) project.  

The successful candidate will work in the following areas:

  • Provide support for currently assimilated infrared and microwave radiances for operational application at NCEP.
  • Develop new or enhance existing techniques for the improved assimilation of satellite data including but not limited to: 
      • Radiance data assimilation and wind data assimilation including scatterometer winds and 3D winds.
      • Leveraging externally developed AI algorithms and techniques to improve the selection and integration of satellite based observations.
      • Validation and verification activities on new DA techniques with respect to tropical cyclone genesis, rapid intensification, and forecasts.
  • Design, setup, and execute impact assessment and pre-implementation testing to facilitate possible transition to operations
  • Improve upon quality control, bias correction, and/or observation error specification to enhance the assimilation of satellite radiance data and provide comparison between traditional DA techniques and DA using AI.

Qualifications

A Master’s Degree or higher in atmospheric sciences or meteorology, mathematics, or related physical science with at least 2 years of experience in tropical cyclone forecast (modeling) and analysis systems.

For more details

https://careers-imsg.icims.com/jobs/1237/noa2107-support-scientist-for-satellite-data-assimilation-using-artificial-intelligence/job