PhD Position: Earth System Modelling

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Organisation: Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ

About the organisation

The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national research centre for Earth sciences in Germany. With approx. 1,260 employees (including visiting scientists), the GFZ is conducting interdisciplinary research on the "System Earth" and the influence of humans on the planet. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, it is part of Germany's largest science organization.

Your role

The satellite gravimetry mission GRACE-FO has been successfully launched in May 2018 in a joint effort between NASA and GFZ to continue the 15-years long record of global monthly gravity fields acquired with the GRACE mission between 2002 and 2017. GFZ is looking for a motivated Ph.D. student to contribute to the development of a new non-tidal ocean dealiasing model. The position will be part of the newly established research group NEROGRAV founded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

Your responsibilities

  • design, run and analyze new experiments with a global ocean general circulation model
  • evaluation of model experiments with independent oceanographic and geodetic data
  • quantification of uncertainties of simulated ocean bottom pressure fields
  • contribution to the quality assessment of GRACE and GRACE-FO gravity fields developed by other members of the research group