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    Summary

    This scientist is a meteorologist and fire emissions and air quality modeler in the U.S. Forest Service's AirFire Research Team within the Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station's Threat Characterization and Management (TCM) Program. The duty station is at the Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory (PWFSL) in Seattle, Washington.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, contact Sim Larkin at 206-732-7849 or sim_larkin@firenet.gov

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    Responsibilities

    • Conduct research that uses remotely sensed data to assess fire plumes, smoke, or air quality.
    • Assess and quantify model performance and model uncertainties using quantitative techniques.
    • Conduct scientific research on the interactions between fires, the atmosphere, and air quality.
    • Lead field studies to evaluate model predictions and to better understand how observed conditions affect fire behavior and emissions.
    • Use ensemble modeling technique where multiple atmospheric models or variations are used to provide a statistical distribution of forecast values.
    • Develop new modeling approaches for fire behavior, fire plumes, and/or smoke modeling.
    • Design novel scientific research into connections between how fire dynamics, emissions, plumes, and/or smoke are influenced by weather and/or climate.
    • Work with partners to develop novel modeling systems to better incorporate fire and its effects.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel will be required for scientific conferences, project meetings, and field studies.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

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