91932: Mathematician, Physicist or similar - Improving the data quality of wind and aerosol products from ESA’s Aeolus satellite mission

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 30 Aug 2024

4 Apr 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft - und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Research Field

Technology
Engineering
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)
Country

Germany
Application Deadline

30 Aug 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

To be defined
Job Status

Other
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts,Sonstiges

Job description:

The Lidar Department at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IPA) develops and operates ground-based, airborne and spaceborne lidar systems for active remote sensing of important meteorological quantities and atmospheric trace gases for weather and climate research and air traffic safety. With its lidar systems, the department participates in national and international flight measurement campaigns for atmospheric and climate research and contributes to the investigation of the atmosphere from the ground to the lower thermosphere. A major focus of the Lidar Department's work is the support of ESA's Aeolus mission with the first worldwide wind lidar on-board. Aeolus was successfully launched into space in August 2018 and delivered profiles from wind and aerosol until its end in July 2023. DLR supports the Aeolus mission as part of the Data Innovation and Science Cluster (DISC) funded by ESA also for the upcoming phase F. The DISC is a consortium of 10 international partners lead by DLR´s IPA. Its activities in phase F include e.g. further development of retrieval algorithms and processors, reprocessing of data products for the complete mission and the impact assessment of Aeolus wind data for numerical weather prediction. The main focus of the open position will be to improve the data quality of wind and aerosol products of Aeolus and improvement of bias-correction methods. In addition, the performance of a possible follow-on mission from ESA and EUMETSAT should be studied using end-to-end simulations.

Within the scope of this research field, your responsibilities will include:

  • Improve the data quality of wind and aerosol products from ESA’s Aeolus satellite
    • Independent development and refinement of methods for the correction of systematic errors and calibration of Aeolus data products
    • Implementation of these methods in scientific prototype processors
    • Coordination and support of reprocessing activities in cooperation with ESA and project partners in the Aeolus DISC (Data Innovation and Science Cluster)
    • Leading of work packages for the Aeolus DISC project in phase F
  • Study of the improved performance of an Aeolus follow-on mission from ESA and EUMETSAT using end-to-end simulations:
    • Simulations of the expected performance of the Aeolus follow-on mission with an end-to-end Simulator using ideal and realistic atmospheric scenes
    • Development of lidar instrument prototypes for the implementation in the end-to-end simulator
    • Development of retrieval algorithm and bias correction methods for the Aeolus follow-on mission

This research center is part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. With more than 42,000 employees and an annual budget of over € 5 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany's largest scientific organisation.


Requirements
Additional Information
Website for additional job details

https://www.dlr.de/dlr/jobs/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10596/1003_read-53090/

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft - und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Country
Germany
City
Oberpfaffenhofen
Geofield


Where to apply
Website

https://www.dlr.de/dlr/jobs/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10596/1003_read-53090/

Contact
City

Köln
Website

https://www.dlr.de/en/
Street

Linder Höhe[Porz-Wahnheide]
Postal Code

51147
E-Mail

[email protected]
Phone

+49 2203 601-0
Fax

+49 2203 673-10

STATUS: EXPIRED

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