Advanced Climate Dynamics Courses

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

We are now accepting applications for ACDC 2019 

Topic: The Anthropocene
Date: September 22nd – October 4th, 2019
Location: Yosemite Field Station, Yosemite National Park, USA
Application deadline: 1st of April, 2019. 
Target: Advanced graduate students (PhDs).

More information and updates can be found here

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 on the conference webpage.

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 organized by the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (University of Bergen) and is a part of the partnership in climate between and is a part of the partnership in climate between the Bjerknes Centre in Bergen, University of Washington in Seattle, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Texas at Austin, USA, and is supported by ACER, a project funded by The Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education, and the Reseach Council of Norway. 

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).

Logos of ACDC partners and funding sources

Organizational committe: 

Kerim Hestnes Nisancioglu (UiB/Bjerknes)

Tore Furevik (UiB/Bjerknes)

David Battisti (UWashington)

Patrick Heimbach (UTexas)

Jake Gebbie (WHOI)

Partners in the summer school:

The University of Texas at Austin

University of Washington

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution