Atmospheric Data Analyst (Intern)

  • British Antarctic Survey
  • Cambridge CB3, UK
  • 23/06/2022
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British Antarctic Survey are looking for an Atmospheric Data Analyst (Intern) to join our Atmosphere Ice and Climate team for eight weeks.
Utilise a recently-added capability to run the HYSPLIT atmospheric trajectory tool locally at BAS to help improve the understanding of atmospheric temperature extremes over coastal Antarctica.
A level (or equivalent) maths or numerate subject such as physics.

  • Familiarisation with the HYSPLIT model and how to run it on locally on the BAS computer system.
  • Use HYSPLIT to identify the source of air arriving at the Mawson observation station during an extreme warm temperature event. Then extend this to assess generality of these findings for many events and Mawson and it time allows other locations.
  • Work as part of the PCAP team and meet regularly with BAS supervisors to discuss progress and results.
  • Communicate regularly with colleagues across different BAS teams who have an interest in using HYSPLIT.
  • Attend weekly PCAP/AIC group meetings and social coffee breaks (either online or in person).
  • Produce a written report on (1) the outcome of the new analysis and (2) information to help subsequent users at BAS in their use of HYSPLIT.

Publication date: 2 June 2022

At BAS, our vision is to be a world-leading centre for polar science and operations. Making our vision a reality depends on the excellence and diversity of our staff. We are committed to creating a workplace where all our staff can flourish and succeed. BAS is a Disability Confident employer, we are proud to hold a bronze Athena Swan award and we are a member of enei, the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion.

We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. Plus a flexible working policy for those who may wish to amend their working pattern or arrangement.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From £20,129.00 per year


  • Monday to Friday

Reference ID: 22/66