Internship - Study of the Northern Hemisphere Jet Streams


Internship 4 months Darmstadt, Germany

Uploaded 11 Jan 2019

Job Description

EUMETSAT have five research internships available starting in early 2019.

Historical EUMETSAT available data acquired by geostationary imagers MVIRI and SEVIRI on-board the Meteosat satellites and AVHRR imager on-board the Metop satellites have been used to derive a Climate Data Record (CDR) of Atmopheric Motion Vectors. The main application of those CDR will be their usage by the European Center of Medium-Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF) to produce a new set of reanalysis. A new application could be the usage of those data to help climate trend monitoring.Validation has been performed for the AMVs CDR. First validation results demonstrated that the time series of all parameter are homogeneous and stable. A potential application of the new AMV CDR could be their usage to help monitoring climate change. 


  • Analyzing time series of atmospheric winds vectors derived from satellite in the context of climate analysis;
  • The work should concentrate on winds jets and their analysis using the AMV CRD data available at EUMETSAT;
  • If needed for the analysis, use of IASI temperature and humidity profiles as well as Sea Surface Temperature (SST) CDR;
  • Applying the existing tools and to develop new tools to analyse the data.

Note this internship is unpaid for students but paid for graduates.

Person Specification

  • Python programming skills
  • Basic climate knowledge
  • Ability to apply some new methodology
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to work independently under guidance
  • Candidates must be able to work effectively in English and have some knowledge of French.
  • University studies in Computing, Physics or possibly Mathematics.

Knowledge of remote sensing and experience with a Unix environment would be an advantage

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