ICUC-9 Concludes

July 27, 2015 in Newsletter

Thanks to all those who attended ICUC-9 in Toulouse for making it a memorable conference, and especially to Valéry Masson & Aude Lemonsu the ICUC-9 co-organizers for putting on a great show!

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Stay tuned for info on ICUC-10

ICUC-9 Begins

July 19, 2015 in Meetings

ICUC-9 sessions start today in Toulouse.
Get the latest conference information – including an app for your smart phone – at the programme website http://www.meteo.fr/icuc9/programme.html

Postdoc position in Urban Climate Modeling: National University of Singapore

July 15, 2015 in Positions

Postdoc position in URBAN CLIMATE MODELING at the National University of Singapore
We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to lead a modeling study assessing the impact of urbanization on key climate processes over Singapore using the Met Office Unified Model under funding from the National Environment Agency (NEA) Meteorological Office Singapore (MSS). The successful applicant is expected to lead the development of the urban morphology database for prescribing urban canopy parameters, consolidate meteorological data for use in model evaluation, initiate and lead the analysis of model fidelity in simulating the observed temperature and energy balance impacts, contribute to the analysis related to local convective processes, present results at conferences/meetings and lead the writing of progress reports and scientific papers.
Successful candidates must have a PhD in a related field, relevant modeling experience and excellent technical, organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal to disseminate key results to the academic community, and project partners and government stakeholders. The position will be based in the growing urban climate group of the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/geog/). Close collaboration with This will be a collaborative project with the Center for Climate Research Singapore (http://ccrs.weather.gov.sg/index/) and visiting will also involve scientists from the UK Met Office is expected.
The position is approved for an initial two-year period and will remain open until a suitable candidate has been selected. To apply, please send a cover letter and full CV together with names and contact information for three references via email to Dr Matthias Roth (geomr@nus.edu.sg; http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/geomr/stf_geomr.htm), who can also be approached for informal information.

 

Technician Job: Urban Meteorology, University of Reading

July 15, 2015 in Positions

TECHNICIAN SF08228 FULL TIME, FIXED TERM, SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

·       APPLICATION CLOSES30th July 2015

·       SALARY: Grade 4, £18,549 to £21,391 per annum

·       LOCATION: Earley Gate, Reading

·       JOB APPLICATION GUIDANCE NOTES: Download PDF

·       FURTHER PARTICULARS: Download PDF

Apply online

A fixed term position for up to 29 months (depending on start date) to support the UrbanFluxes research project and other complementary urban climate/meteorology projects. Main responsibilities will be to install and maintain a network of meteorological instruments; to undertake data analysis to ensure data quality appropriate for project applications; and additional activities, as needed, to support the research of the group (contributing to reports etc).

You will have:

– Knowledge of (meteorological) instrumentation and data analysis

– Bachelors or Masters in an appropriate subject (e.g. mathematics, meteorology, environmental science, physics, engineering, computer science)

– Programming in Python, R, Fortran and/or MatLab

– Good oral and written presentation skills Ability to juggle tasks as priorities change

– Experience of data processing for example for meteorology, hydrology and/or environmental science

– Please see Person Specification and Job Description for further information

Croucher Advanced Study Institute 2015-2016:

July 2, 2015 in Newsletter

Applications for the 2015-2016 Croucher Advanced Study Institute (ASI): “Changing Urban Climate and the Impact on Urban Thermal Environment and Urban Living” are now open. The ASI will be held in Hong Kong 7-11 December 2015.

The ASI facilitates interaction between scientists in areas of current interest and aims to bring about greater assimilation and advancement of knowledge amongst established researchers and scientists.

There is no registration fee.  For more information see the ASI Poster and to apply online, visit www.arch.cuhk.edu.hk/asi2015

Deadline for applications is 14 August 2015.

For more information contact :  szewai@cuhk.edu.hk

2014 Luke Howard Award – Prof. Manabu Kanda

July 1, 2015 in Awards

The IAUC is pleased to announce that Professor Manabu Kanda is the recipient of the 2014 Luke Howard Award.
A full citation is available in the June 2015 Newsletter.  Congratulations Prof. Kanda!

June 2015 Issue of the Urban Climate News

July 1, 2015 in Newsletter

Issue 56 of the Urban Climate News is now available.  The summer 2015 issue contains a feature article on ‘A review of urban climate research in Curitiba, Brazil’, project reports on ‘A thermal walk in Florence’, and ‘A global urban climatology database’, a special report from Editor David Pearlmutter on recent articles in the UCN, along with ‘News’ and ‘Recent updates to the Bibliography’.  And see page 34 for the full citation for our 2014 Luke Howard award winner, Prof. Manabu Kanda!

Call for Nominations to the IAUC Board

May 5, 2015 in Newsletter

We are now calling for nominations for 1 new member of the Board of the International Association for Urban Climate. This is to replace Hiroyuki Kusaka of University of Tsukuba whose term expires in 2015.

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.

Nomination and election procedures are described on the IAUC Procedures and Administrative Matters page.

March 2015 Issue of the Urban Climate News now available

April 7, 2015 in Newsletter

Issue 55 of the Urban Climate News  is now available.  It contains two feature articles – on temperature projection in Hong Kong and heat mitigation through urban design in Phoenix as well as a special report on meetings in Barcelona addressing urban green infrastructure.

Call for proposals to host ICUC-10

March 31, 2015 in Newsletter

The call for proposals to host ICUC-10 is now available.

As a first step we invite ‘expressions of interest’ from those interested in hosting ICUC-10.
The expression of interest should be brief (~1 page) and should indicate the proposed location (city,
country), organizer’s name, institutional affiliation(s) and the likely time frame for the conference. This
information can be submitted as an email to the Secretary of the IAUC, David Sailor (sailor@pdx.edu) by
April 15, 2015.

Full proposals will be due 15 June 2015 and proposers will be invited to make a presentation to the IAUC Board in Toulouse on the afternoon of Sunday July 19, 2015.

For more information, please see the full text: CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR ICUC-10.

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