Professor of Environmental Science (rank open), American University, Washington DC

September 10, 2016 in Positions

The Department of Environmental Science in the College of Arts & Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor beginning August 1, 2017.  An urban focus is encouraged.

We are particularly interested in those working in applied atmospheric science and employing computational, geospatial, or modeling approaches. Candidates must possess their Ph.D. at the time of application and those with active external funding will be the most competitive. The position also offers opportunities to collaborate with a diverse and interdisciplinary group of environmental and sustainability researchers across the university. A successful candidate will demonstrate or provide evidence of excellence in teaching. The candidate will be expected to mentor both undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in departmental, college, and university activities and service.

For a full description and to apply, please use this link: https://apply.interfolio .com/36561 

Closes: Sep 26, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (GMT-4 hours)
Please contact Steve MacAvoy (macavoy@american.edu) if you have any questions about this position.

WUDAPT Workshop: 5-6 December CUHK, Hong Kong

August 31, 2016 in Meetings

WUDAPT Workshop:  Various Applications of WUDAPT Products

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 5–6 December 2016

The World Urban Database and Access Port Tools (WUDAPT) initiative (http://www.wudapt.org) is a community-driven data collection initiative that draws upon the considerable network of urban climate scientists around the world.

 Various applications of WUDAPT products will be discussed and shared in this workshop. The invited speakers will show how the WUDAPT products can be implemented in climate modeling simulations benefit climate-sensitive urban design and planning.

The workshop goal is to use WUDAPT methods to provide a map of the urban landscapes of each city and assess their climate effects. This will serve as a useful reference and basis to local government and researchers for future urban development.

Papers and posters are invited on WUDAPT applications, result validation methods, urban morphology detection and the global carbon project. Registration is open until 30 September.

Please click here for more workshop details, programme and registration.

Enquiries: Miss Sze-Wai Wong (szewai@cuhk.edu.hk)

Nominations open for 1 new IAUC Board Member

August 7, 2016 in Positions

We are now calling for nominations for 1 new member of the Board of the International Association for Urban Climate. This is to replace Andreas Christen of University of British Columbia whose term expires in 2016.

The Board seeks members eager to play an active role in the development of the society and who reflect the diversity of the membership in terms of their perspectives, fields of study and geographical location; we particularly encourage nominations of female members. The procedures for Board elections are available at the IAUC website: follow IAUC Procedures and Administrative Matters under ‘Organisation’ in the main navigation menu). To see the present composition of the IAUC board, see the Current Board Members.

13th Symposium on the Urban Environment

August 1, 2016 in Meetings

13th Symposium on the Urban Environment

Seattle, Washington (USA) January 22-26, 2017

The theme for the 2017 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting is “Observations Lead the Way”. The theme conveys that our first priority should be to obtain the necessary observations and information to address data needs for NWP, climate, situational awareness, economic value of forecasts, societal impacts, etc. Thus we need data-driven and science-driven decisions to move our community and society forward.

Under the auspices of the proposed theme, topics related to advances in observations, modeling, and applications can be explored at the 13th Symposium on the Urban Environment.

Papers and posters are invited on all subjects dealing with urban environment issues, including in-situ and remote-sensing observations, modeling, theoretical, forecasting, and applied studies such as societal and economic impacts of urbanization.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 8 August 2016

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See the full call for papers at: https://annual.ametsoc.org/2017/index.cfm/programs/conferences-and-symposia/13th-symposium-on-the-urban-environment/

Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016

August 1, 2016 in Meetings

Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016
5-9 September 2016 | Shanghai, China

#UTSummit2016

The programme for Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016 is now available for download at http://www.urbantransitionsconference.com

At the Summit expert keynote speakers and panellists will lead discussion on a range of interdisciplinary topics influencing our built environment, the social, economic and environmental challenges facing our cities and what strategies and models will drive their transition to a more sustainable and resilient future.

Keynote talks and panel sessions will be supplemented by workshops, around 100 contributed presentations and extensive poster sessions covering a variety of cross-sector and cross-discipline research topics including urban climate and climate change adaptation.

PhD position at KU Leuven (Belgium)

July 16, 2016 in Student_Positions

A PhD position (4year period) on urban climate modeling in Africa, is available at the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences KU Leuven, Belgium.

For details and how to apply, please see the full position description.

 

AGU Session: Urban Areas and Global Change

July 16, 2016 in Meetings

The AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco 12-16 December 2016 will include a session: “Urban Areas and Global Change”. Abstracts are invited broadly from the urban climate, ecology, flux, biogeochemistry, and related urbanization policy and social science fields.

DEADLINE: 3 August, 11:59 P.M. EDT
For more information and to submit an abstract, please see:
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm16/preliminaryview.cgi/Session12846

Summer 2016 edition of the Urban Climate News

July 14, 2016 in Newsletter

The  Summer 2016 edition of the Urban Climate News is now available.

Table of Contents
News: Mapping urbanization • Birds stressed out • India forests 200 cities
Feature: A new anthropogenic heating database developed for US cities
Projects: The microclimatic effects of urban form and atmospheric stability
Special Reports: Climatic “memory”: The ancient olive trees of Jerusalem
Bibliography: Recent publications
Conferences: Upcoming gatherings
IAUC Board: IAUC has signed a new agreement of cooperation with WMO

Training Workshops: Data Assimilation and Intro to the WRF model

June 10, 2016 in Meetings, Resources

Two training workshops will be held on Sunday, 11 September 2016 in Trieste, Italy, in connection with the EMS Annual meeting & ECAC Conference (www.ems2016.eu ):

– Workshop: Basic Data Assimilation Concepts: http://www.ems2016.eu/workshops/basic_data_assimilation_concepts.html  

– Training workshop on: Introduction to the WRF model: http://www.ems2016.eu/workshops/introduction_to_wrf.html  

Early bird registration is possible until 15 June 2016, next week. The registration deadline for both workshops is 09 July.

For more information, contact
Gert-Jan Steeneveld

Post-doctoral position on urban climate modeling: Environment Canada

June 10, 2016 in Positions

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and its Meteorological Research Division (MRD), located in Dorval, Quebec, Canada, invites applications to an open post-doctoral position. The position is located in the Numerical Prediction Research section (better known as Recherche en prevision numerique – RPN) and is co-funded by the Institut National de Sante Publique du Quebec (INSPQ) and Health Canada. The RPN laboratory is internationally recognized for its research related to the development of dynamical and physical aspects of atmospheric modelling systems, and has the mandate of implementing and improving operational numerical environmental prediction systems at the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC).

Benefits and conditions for the post-doctoral position are based on the program of Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories of the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada.

http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PD-NP/Laboratories-Laboratoires/index_eng.asp

The salary is approximately $60,000 Canadian per year. Funding is available for a period of two years, possibly renewable for a third year. The preferred starting date is 3 October 2016 (but could be later depending on candidates availability).

The primary focus of this work is on the evaluation of the impact of urban planing strategies on heat-related meteorological aspects, in particular for areas with larger socioeconomic risks in the eastern part of the Montreal metropolitan area (starting with a project of land-use modifications along one of the highway). ECCC’s sub-km atmospheric model and high-resolution Surface Prediction System (SPS) both including representation of urban processes will be used and developed as part of this project. Numerical experiments will be conducted to evaluate the impact of modified landscape on near-surface meteorology and heat stress indicators during selected periods of intense heat. In addition to these urban planning and mitigation experiments, the SPS system will be tested and implemented as a forecasting tool for all major cities in Canada.

Enquiries and applications including a short statement of motivation, CV, list of publications, and contact information for two professional referees can be directed to:

Dr. Stephane Belair
Environment and Climate Change Canada
2121 Trans-Canada Highway, 5th floor
Dorval, Que., Canada, H9P 1J3
email: stephane.belair@canada.ca

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