Tropical Storm Prediction Internship - Summer 2020 at Spire Global
Boulder, CO, US

Spire Global is a space-to-cloud analytics company that owns and operates the largest multi-purpose constellation of satellites. Its proprietary data and algorithms provide the most advanced maritime, aviation, and weather tracking in the world. In addition to its constellation, Spire’s data infrastructure includes a global ground station network and 24/7 operations that provide real-time global coverage of every point on Earth.

Spire Global's Weather Engineering team is seeking a paid summer intern for 2020 in our Boulder, CO office. 

This opportunity will focus on our Tropical Storm Prediction Project (TSPP), predicting the track of tropical storms globally. The project will involve using models to estimate potential track, and optimization tools to determine the most likely locations of tropical storms out to 10 days (medium range prediction).

Responsibilities:

Working with weather model data (e.g. GRIB or NetCDF)

Implementing software for tracking tropical storm vortices

Development of software for merging 4-dimensional weather model data

Use of assimilation techniques, such as combination of multiple spatial location distributions, into an optimal location distribution

Requirements:

Current enrollment in Undergraduate, Masters or PhD program in one of the following disciplines; Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology, Physics, Engineering, or other related field

Be available to work 40 hours/ week for the duration of your 12 week project