A new project has recently been funded by NERC, aimed at investigating the variability of ocean heat transport and how it influences the sea surface temperature and climate.
Not all heat transport changes are created equal : some only affect heat content at subsurface without any signature in the upper ocean mixed layer. Others have a direct influence on the latter and so a quick pathway to influencing climate.
We are looking for a postdoctoral associate to work on this project for a 3 year period (starting date around Nov 1st 2016). Ideally, the candidate should have a good knowledge of large scale physical oceanography and familiarity with statistical analysis and numerical modelling (both modelling and analysis of oceanic observations will be required).
The work will be carried out in Reading under the supervision of Dr David Ferreira, with a collaboration with Dr Arnaud Czaja at Imperial College, London. An formal job advert should be published within the coming month or so.
Contact : John Marshall
Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Oceanography
Massachusetts Institute of Technology