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Job advertisement Postdoctoral Research in GHG Inventory and Source Apportionment Modelling

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Postdoctoral Research in GHG Inventory and Source Apportionment Modelling

Postdoctoral Research in GHG Inventory and Source Apportionment Modelling




The objective of the Metroclima project is to examine the role of the Sao Paulo Megacity emissions as drivers for regional air quality degradation and climate change. The project integrates multi-platform measurements and modeling tools to describe the atmospheric behavior of the greenhouse gases and short-lived climate pollutants, and the effects of climate change on the air quality in the Metropolitan Area of São Paulo.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil


Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI)

Full time

Student / Graduate / Internship

7300 BRL

Required education

Application deadline
31 May 2021

29 April 2021

Job description

This call seeks to find a pos-doc who will be given the task to perform high resolution transport simulations (both spatial and temporally) of greenhouse gases in Sao Paulo Metropolitan Area. It is expected the use of flux models and emission inventories to be addressed for the estimation of the emissions and absorption of CO2, CH4 and CO as potential GHG and combustion products. These fluxes should consider the source and sink processes for CO2 (autotrophic respiration, photosynthesis biomass burning, other anthropogenic emissions, etc):
- develop a bottom-up emissions inventory of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) for the São Paulo Metropolitan area considering as major sources: vehicles, waste, biomass burning, and industries. The expected result is a high spatial and temporal resolution emission model.
- Prepare the input emissions for WRF-GHG. The process consists in reading the gridded emissions creating the inputs for WRF-GHG using Assimilation System for WRF-Chem.
- Perform simulations using the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) coupled with the Vegetation Photosynthesis and Respiration Model (VPRM)
- Expanding this approach to a large domain, e.g., the State of Sao Paulo would be an additional asset

How to apply

Send messages to Dr. Eduardo Landulfo
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