Advanced Climate Dynamics Courses

An international PhD training school in Climate Dynamics (ACDC) visits Greenland

ACDC 10 year anniversary alumni conference

Topic: Topics from all of the 10 previous summer schools

Date: March 25th – 28th, 2019.

Location: Rondane Høyfjellshotell, Rondane National Park, Norway

Abstract submission deadline: The abstract submission has now been closed. 

Target: Alumni students and lecturers of the last 10 years.

Further information about the conference can be found here.


ACDC 2018

Topic: Hemispheric Asymmetry in Climate

Date: September 17th – 28th, 2018

Location: Finse Alpine Research Center, Hardangervidda National Park, Norway

Application deadline: The application is now closed.

Target: Advanced PhD candidates and early career scientists.

Goal: To mix students and lecturers with empirical and dynamical training within climate science and focus on understanding the basic principles and dynamics relating to asymmetries in climate. 

Confirmed lecturers: Bo Vinther (Niels Bohr Institute/University of Copenhagen), Cecilia Bitz (University of Washington), David Battisti (University of Washington), Jake Gebbie (WHOI), Jessica Tierney (University of Arizona), Kerim H. Nisancioglu (UiB/UiO), Natalya Gomez (McGill University), Peter Huybers (Harvard University), Tore Furevik (UiB), Øyvind Paasche (UiB).

More information and updates can be found here

Check out the video from this year's summer school (cortesy of Danielle Lemmon) 


Group picture ACDC2018

ACDC2018: Hemispheric Asymmetry in Climate

Finse Alpine Research Center, Finse, Norway

ACDC 2107 Group picture

ACDC 2017: Dynamics of the Seasonal Cycle

Rondvassbu, Rondane, Norway

Group photo ACDC 2016

ACDC 2016: Role of High Latitudes in Centennial to Millennial Scale Climate Variability

Bonne Bay Marine Station, Norris Point Newfoundland, Canada

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ACDC 2015: Climate and Volcanism

Heradskolinn, Iceland


ACDC 2014: Dynamics of the Greenland Ice sheet

Arctic Station, Disko Island, Greenland

The Advanced Climate Dynamics Courses (ACDC) are a series of yearly summer/winter schools coordinated by the Norwegian Research School in Climate Dynamics (ResClim) and is a part of the partnership in climate between the Bjerknes Centre in Bergen, University of Washington in Seattle, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA.

For an introduction to the schools and the concept of ACDC please watch the video from our school on Greenland in 2014 (at the top of this page).

This year we acknowledge the National Science Foundation (NSF) for generous support.

ACDC 2016 logos

Organizational committe: 

Kerim Hestnes Nisancioglu (UiB/Bjerknes)

Tore Furevik (UiB/Bjerknes)

David Battisti (UWashington)

Patrick Heimbach (MIT/UTexas)

Jake Gebbie (WHOI)

Partners in the summer school:

The University of Texas at Austin

University of Washington

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution