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									                    Proposal for a post-doctoral research position in
                        ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY MODELLING



Laboratory: CNRM/GAME (Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques/Groupe d’études
de l’Atmosphère Météorologique), Météo-France, Toulouse, France (www.cnrm.meteo.fr)


     The present post-doctoral position is proposed in the frame of the SHIVA project
(Stratospheric Ozone: Halogen Impacts in a Varying Atmosphere, http://shiva.iup.uni-
heidelberg.de/). SHIVA is funded by the European Community under the FP7 framework that
started in July 2009. The central aim of SHIVA is to study the halogen very-short lived
substances (VSLS) from their emission in the low troposphere up to the stratosphere, in relation
with climate change. The sources of halogen VSLSs, which are mainly oceanic, are not yet well
quantified and their impact of stratospheric ozone is still unknown, although possibly significant.
In the frame of the project, a field campaign with coordinated ship and aircraft measurements will
take place in November 2011 in Malaysia. Modelling work of the transport and chemistry of the
VSLSs in the atmosphere will be done to complement the campaign measurements.

     The objective of the work done at CNRM/GAME in SHIVA is to study the transport, in
particular in deep convection environment, and the chemical evolution of the VSLSs from their
oceanic source up to the upper troposphere and the lower stratosphere at the local and regional
scales. For this purpose, the Chemistry-CATT-BRAMS model will be used. This is a limited-area
3D meteorological model coupled with chemistry. The candidate will mainly work on the study of
case studies from the SHIVA field campaign. The work will involve the use of the Chemistry-
CATT-BRAMS model and of relevant observations from the field campaign. Preparatory work on
the model will also be done by the candidate to prepare the SHIVA field campaign analysis.

     The position can start between February and June 2011. The net salary proposed is in the
range 1800€ to 2500€ per month, depending on candidate’s experience. The work will be carried
out at the Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques in Toulouse (France). The candidate
must hold a PhD in atmospheric sciences and have preferably some experience in numerical
modelling and/or atmospheric chemistry. Applications will be received by e-mail only before
Wednesday December 15th 2010. They must be sent to virginie.marecal@meteo.fr and must
contain a scientific CV, a letter of motivations, and possibly one or several letter(s) of
recommendation. Any questions and requests should be sent to the same e-mail address.

								
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