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


Topic: Past and Future Climate of Greenland
Date: August 20th - September 2nd 2023
Location: Arctic Station, Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland
Application: The next application will open on February 15th, 2023.
Target: Advanced graduate students (PhDs).

More information can be found here.

There is limited funding from GRISO for applicants who canot cover their own costs.



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ACDC 2019: The Anthropocene

Yosemite Field Station, Yosemite National Park, USA

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ACDC 2018: Hemispheric Asymmetry in Climate

Finse Alpine Research Center, Finse, Norway

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ACDC 2017: Dynamics of the Seasonal Cycle

Rondvassbu, Rondane, Norway

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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

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 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, as well as the Norwegian research school on chaning climates in the coupled earth system (CHESS).

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)
Øyvind Paasche (UiB/Bjerknes)
David Battisti (UWashington)
Patrick Heimbach (UTexas)
Jake Gebbie (WHOI)
Natalya Gomez (McGill University)

Partners in the summer school:

The University of Texas at Austin
University of Washington
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
McGill University
Scipps Institution of Oceanography
IBS Center for Climate Physics