Associate Scientist - CIRES/NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

The successful applicant will work to evaluate the influence of commercial radio occultation data on the quality of SWPC ionospheric models, products, and services.

 

Date posted

June 15, 2022 4:15 pm

Application deadline

July 15, 2022 5:00 pm

Organization

CIRES/NOAA SWPC at the University of Colorado Boulder

Location

  • United States

Job description

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CU CIRES) invites applications for a full-time Associate Scientist position at NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC). The successful applicant will work to evaluate the influence of commercial radio occultation data on the quality of SWPC ionospheric models, products, and services.

SWPC is involved in NOAA’s Commercial Data Program (CDP) and Space Weather Data Pilot (SWDP), which will assess the viability of commercial radio occultation (RO) data in SWPC’s space weather specifications and forecasts. Products derived from the radio occultation data include ionospheric total electron content, electron density profiles, scintillation amplitude, and scintillation phase. The goal of this effort is to compare the data products obtained from the commercial vendor-provided radio occultation satellites with ground-based and space-based environmental measurements, to compare with output from SWPC’s numerical models, to test the ingest of the vendor-provided products in SWPC’s models, and to participate in the development of new ionosphere products.

The successful candidate will work with a team at SWPC to acquire and manage the ionospheric radio occultation data products from multiple vendors, acquire and manage data from numerous world-wide ground-based and space-based sources, compare the vendor-provided radio occultation products with environmental data and model output, participate in the improvement of existing products and the creation of new products, and draft reports that address the viability of the commercial data for space weather products.

This project will have a duration of one year, with a possibility of renewal for a second year depending on performance and availability of funds.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. 

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https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=39768