The aim of the proposed PhD is to create a system that allows for forecasting of icing events on structures in the Arctic. The project will investigate NWP configurations using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, the use of different icing models, and compare icing results with data from meteorological icing stations and field measurements.

The proposed research will include the following main tasks:

  • Setup and run high resolution mesoscale numerical simulations using the Weather Research and Forecasting model using the Norwegian e-infrastructure for Research and Education;
  • Investigate the use of icing models, both existing and developed through the arcICE project, together with NWP models; and
  • Provide NWP model results to support other activities in the arcICE project.

A Norwegian Master’s degree, or a foreign completed degree (MSc-level) ideally within meteorology or physics is required. Candidates with other Master of Sciences degrees will be accepted if their thesis is relevant for icing or numerical weather modeling. Documented fluency in English and the ability to work in an international environment is also required.

A good knowledge and experience in one or more of the following fields is an advantage: atmospheric ice accretion physics, field measurement on icing, airborne sensor systems, numerical weather modelling, Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) modeling, and/or high-performance computing and Linux/Unix workstations.

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Diploma for Bachelor's and Master's degree,
  • Transcript of grades/academic record for Bachelor's and Master's degree,
  • Explanation of the grading system for foreign education (Diploma Supplement if available),
  • Documentation of English proficiency,
  • References with contact information, and
  • Master’s thesis and any other academic works.

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Diplomas and transcripts must also be submitted in the original language, if not in English or Scandinavian.

Application deadline: 8 February 2022

For more information and to apply, go to:
Full Position Announcement

For questions, contact:
Yngve Birkelund

Phone: +4799377377