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Ghannam Lab Assistant

Northeastern University, Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, USA

Job Type

Part Time

Workspace

On-Site

About the Role

The student working on this project will be trained on understanding the hydrologic cycle and its fluxes (precipitation, evaporation, and runoff), and in analyzing climate model data using a coding language (MATLAB or Python). The student will be responsible for conducting data analysis, interpreting results, and generating a short report with figures/tables, potentially leading to publishing a scientific paper in a peer-reviewed journal.

Requirements

Although not strictly required, some experience in coding and plotting figures using MATLAB or other software is preferred.

About the Company

Professor Ghannam's lab uses climate data from historical climate simulations to analyze how the hydrologic cycle changes both regionally and globally with global warming. Global warming brings about substantial changes to the hydrologic cycle, including the number of rainy days, intensity of rainfall events, and soil water evaporation. Whether a region (e.g., southwestern US, Amazon basin and the Tropics, or midwestern US) would experience drying conditions remains unclear. This project uses climate data from historical climate simulations to analyze how did the hydrologic cycle changes both regionally and globally with global warming. The work investigates trends in precipitation, evaporation, and land use change to give a full picture for areas that are especially vulnerable to climate change. To learn more about this lab, please contact Professor Ghannam at k.ghannam@northeastern.edu.

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