The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) performs research on ocean, estuarine, riverine, and watershed systems in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Department of Defense (DOD) Task Force in support of the Ocean Commission. A multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and support personnel work in CHL’s internationally known, unique facilities. This team has developed state-of-the-art experimental and computational models for solving water resource problems worldwide. CHL research and development addresses water resource and navigation challenges in a variety of hydrodynamic systems including aquifers, watersheds, rivers, reservoirs, lakes, estuaries, harbors, coastal inlets, and wetlands. Physical facilities of approximately 1.7 million square feet and high-performance computing facilities at the DOD Supercomputing Research Center.Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will take part in the design, development, and evaluation of linking meteorological forecasts from ERA5 and gridded rainfall/wind to shallow water and diffusive wave models in the field of hydrodynamics. The participant will gain experience in shallow water and other flows as well as gain experience in Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory hydrodynamic codes. The participant will also assist in fostering collaboration between the DoE and DoD through the exchange of ideas and technical expertise. The overall goal of this project is to enhance the simulation of hydrodynamic flows in order to support DoD civil works and military applications.Appointment LengthThis ORISE appointment is for a 12-month period. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.Participant BenefitsParticipants will receive a stipend to be determined by ERDC-CHL. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.Relocation AllowanceTraining and Travel AllowanceNature of AppointmentThe participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.QualificationsThe candidate should have familiarity with numerical schemes such as FEM and FVM. Familiarity with gridded datasets is an asset.