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Post‐Doc position available with the Land Cover CCI research

A Post-Doc researcher position is available as part of the ESA Climate Change Initiaitive's Land Cover project team (LC CCI), led by UCLouvain-Geomatics (Belgium) to address the challenges of improving the Land Cover description in land surface models.

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Job Purpose
The position is to be the focal point for climate‐related research on the LC CCI project. The jobholder will work at LSCE (Paris) and the Met Office (Reading or Exeter, UK) to conduct research, and publish results that make the best use of the LC CCI products. The selected candidate will be funded by UCLouvain-Geomatics (Belgium). 

Job Responsibilities
The Post‐Doc will work with both the JULES and ORCHIDEE land surface models and will be required to work with satellite data, derived products and land surface models. 

The main research goals are:

  • refining the existing Cross‐Walking Table (CWT) in collaboration with UCLouvain to convert LC classes to Plant Functional Type (PFT) fractions,
  • improving urban LC information for the JULES land surface model
  • merging the LC CCI dataset with other historical reconstructions to create a continuous record of LC

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Deadline: 15 September 2019