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14 Mar 2017

Full-Time Ice-Ocean Modeller

BAS – British Antarctic Survey – Posted by admin Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


Job Description

Ice-Ocean Modeller


The successful candidate will have to demonstrate that they have previously been involved in developing numerical ice-flow models and run the model.

To run a regional ice flow model (Ua) of Ronne-Filchner ice shelf and all tributaries and to couple this model with an ocean model (MITgcm). Forecast the contribution of the area to global sea level change on a time scale of centuries.


First degree in physical science/mathematics plus PhD (or equivalent).


  • Set up and develop a regional ice flow model. Invert for model parameters such as basal slipperiness and englacial viscosity;
  • Carry out simulations with the numerical ice-flow model in support of the objectives of the Ua-MITgcm projects;
  • Test sensitivity of model to melt around the grounding line, and determine the length-scales of horizontal stress transmission across grounding lines;
  • Couple the ice-flow model with an ocean plume model and test and develop the plume model by comparing calculated melt rates with new estimates of ocean-induced ice-shelf melting;
  • Run a fully coupled ice-ocean model of Ronne-Filchner ice shelf using the ice flow model Úa and the ocean circulation model MITgcm;
  • Attend project meetings to report on progress and share results;
  • Present model developments and scientific results in the peer-reviewed literature and at conferences.

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Job Categories: Science, R&D. Job Types: Full-Time.

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