Context And Mission
The Earth Sciences Department of Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-ES) led by Prof Francisco Doblas-Reyes develops, among other research tools, global climate models to perform a range of climate experiments at storm and eddy-resolving spatial resolutions. These tools have opened a very exciting path to revisit properties of the climate system such as climate predictability at subseasonal to decadal time scales.
This position aims at exploring the relative merits of this new category of global climate models at very high resolutions to predict regional aspects of climate, including the best way to initialise them, the necessary adaptations to the experimental set up to cope with limited computational resources and the processes that could act as new sources of forecast skill.
– Conduct numerical simulations to estimate model predictability, analysing the sources of predictability and key model errors through a process-based perspective.
– Explore the challenges that model initialisation poses at storm- and eddy-resolving resolutions.
– Access and analyse the set of equivalent multi-model simulations publicly available to test the robustness of the conclusions reached.