Postdoctoral Associate

We do not have any postdoc positions at this time, but anticipate opening one in the near future. Please check back!

NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoc

This prestigious NOAA-sponsored program appoints fellows that are hosted by a mentoring scientist at a U.S. university or research institution to work in an area of mutual interest. Please contact me (kpegion at ou dot edu) If you are looking for a host for a project related to Earth System Prediction on subseasonal to multi-year timescales.

Graduate Students

The ESPLab is currently seeking 3 graduate students (M.S. or PhD) for Fall 2023 for GRA funded positions. Additional positions may become available depending on funding.

GRAs will work with subseasonal to seasonal (2-weeks to 1-year) predictions or multi-year to decadal predictions (2-10 years) related to high impact (e.g., floods, drought, tropical cyclones, atmospheric rivers, persistent blocking) and/or compounding events for the US and globally. The goals will be to understand sources of predictability and model errors. Potential projects may involve using global weather and climate models, explainable artificial intelligence, advanced data analysis, and physical process-oriented understanding and diagnostics. Prospective students are not required to have prior experience in these areas, but should indicate genuine interest in these areas of research.

Example GRA Projects/Topics:

  • Understanding Predictability and model errors of high-impact weather and climate on subseasonal to seasonal timescales
  • Earth System Prediction for Climate, Water, and Food Security
  • Bridging Predictions and Projections: Understanding Predictability from Initialized Multi-Year to Decadal Predictions for High-Impact Climate Futures
  • The Atmospheric and Oceanic Response to Arctic Sea Ice Change across spatial scales

Interested students should also review the Prospective Graduate Student Information from the School of Meteorology and the section on Knowledge Expectations for Incoming Graduate Students.

If you meet the Knowledge Expectations and are genuinely interested in Earth System Prediction and Predictability on subseasonal to seasonal or multi-year to decadal timescales, please contact me to further discuss your research interests (kpegion at ou dot edu).

Note that you must formally apply to the University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology to be considered for admission.

Undergraduate Students

METR 4914 Capstone students looking for a mentor on topics related to Earth System Prediction and Predictability on subseasonal to multi-year timescales are encouraged to contact me.