Scientist Atmospheric composition developments

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As part of the Copernicus programme, ECMWF is leading the development and implementation of an exciting new Earth monitoring service to monitor anthropogenic emissions of CO2, CH4 and various air pollutants. In support of this new development, ECMWF coordinates the H2020 CoCO2 (Prototype system for a Copernicus CO2 service) project, which aims to deliver the prototype systems for the Copernicus anthropogenic CO2 emissions monitoring and verification support capacity that will be operationally implemented within the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service by 2026.

Initially as part of the CoCO2 project and afterwards as part of the CAMS global model development at ECMWF, you will work on the representation of anthropogenic and natural CO2 and CH4 fluxes in ECMWF’s Integrated Forecasting System (IFS). The IFS is today one of the most comprehensive and advanced systems in the world for data assimilation and forecasting of global atmospheric composition, with operational outputs serving hundreds of users daily and being seen by millions (for instance through CNN, Windy, and other platforms). It also forms the core of the new global emission monitoring system. 

As part of a larger team, you will improve greenhouse gas aspects of the land surface modelling of the IFS, including aspects specific for the urban environment. You will also be responsible for the efficient uptake of inventory-based emission data in the IFS. This includes the optimal use of high spatial and temporal emission information and emission modelling. All aspects will include implementing and testing developments from CoCO2 partners and CAMS contractors.

The position is in the CAMS development section of the Copernicus Department with a close collaboration with the Coupled Processes team in the Research Department. You will also closely collaborate with other teams in the Research Department.