Postdoctoral Fellow in Climate Analysis and Physical Ocean Modelling, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University.
Assistant Professor Eric Oliver (http://ecjoliver.weebly.com) is looking to fill a postdoctoral position on downscaling future oceanography projections in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, as part of a project funded by the Ocean Frontier Institute. The position will last 1.5 years and is expected to start as soon as possible.
The global ocean is an enormous reservoir of carbon and heat that regulates the Earth’s climate. The Northwest Atlantic, including the Labrador Sea, supports enormous spring blooms of plankton and important fisheries, and plays a critical role in climate regulation. There is evidence that climate warming is influencing ocean circulation and the ocean carbon cycle.
The postdoc will work within a team with the overall aim of performing future projections for the NWA, using downscaled global climate simulations, to address the pressing questions about potential changes in circulation and marine climate. These questions include how ocean warming, freshening and changes in the Labrador Current/Gulf Stream circulation system will affect stratification as well as vertical exchanges and lateral supply pathways of freshwater and essential nutrients. Simulations will be carried out for a range of future climate states from global IPCC projections, and look at changes in the mean as well as variability and extremes. The postdoc will be primarily responsible for analysing global and regional climate model output for the region.
The postdoc will be based in the Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University under Dr. Oliver’s supervision, and will also have the opportunity to interact with collaborators at Dalhousie as well as partners outside academia.