Postdoctoral Fellowship - Climate regimes


Closing date: 20th May 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowships at CSIRO provide opportunities to scientists and engineers, who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships will help launch their careers, provide experience that will enhance their career prospects, and facilitate the recruitment and development of potential leaders for CSIRO.

This position will contribute to the CSIRO Decadal climate forecast project team by investigating the changing characteristics of coupled ocean-atmosphere regimes at time scales from synoptic to inter-decadal. There remain many unanswered fundamental questions as to the causal relationships between the various dynamical climate modes and how those relationships influence the frequency and intensity of extremes. Causality is of primary importance as it is defined in terms of the predictability of the climate states and regimes at any given time. Current climate time series analysis methods are largely based on analysis of empirical climate teleconnection indices and assumptions of statistical stationarity.

In order to study the predictability and causality of regimes in weather and climate systems, you will use 1) dynamical systems theory to understand the relationship between extremes and local attractors and 2) novel nonstationary nonparametric timeseries analysis methods applied to forecast model and observational data.

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