Advanced Climate Dynamics Courses

ACDC 2019 details

The summer school will take place at Yosemite Field Station, Yosemite National Park, USA | 22. September – 4. October, 2019. The topic is "The Anthropocene".

ACDC 2019 location

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Target: Advanced graduate students (PhDs). Other applications will be considered on a case by case basis if there is space (admission is competitive).

Please note that we expect participants to join field work, sleeping outdoors in tents and hiking as part of the summer school. This means that there will be basic requirements for physical fitness, appropriate clothing and gear for sleeping outside (please consult What to bring for more details).

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, and defining the climate of the Anthropocene.

ECTS: Participants will receive 4 ECTS credits for the course

Key topics to be included: 
- How can we tell natural and anthropogenic forcing apart?
- Impact of fires and aerosols
- Rates of changes in the past and in the present
- Coastal impacts
- Sea level change 
- Extreme events
- Agriculture and climate
- The Little Ice Age
- Cryosphere changes
- Land-atmosphere interactions 
- Climate and wildfires

Costs: All of the local expenses (accomodation, food, field work etc) will be covered by the summer school. Students are, however, expected to cover their own travel to and from the venue. A limited number of travel stipends will be available. Please specify in the application if the participation is dependent upon travel support.    

Application process: The application is closed. We received 108 applications by the deadline. All applicants have been notified about the outcome of their application. 

If you have any questions, please contact acdc@uib.no

Confirmed lecturers:
David Battisti (University of Washington) 
Jake Gebbie (WHOI)
Marysa Laguë (University of Washington)
Karen McKinnon (UCLA)
Kerim H. Nisancioglu (UiB/BCCR/UiO)
Øyvind Paasche (UiB/BCCR)
Fiamma Straneo (Scripps)
Peter Huybers (Harvard University)
Natalya Gomez (McGill University)
Jessica Tierney (University of Arizona) 
LeRoy Westerling (University of California, Merced)
Kelly Martin (Chief of Fire and Aviation, Yosemite National Park)

Practical information
Updated information on the venue and practical details including program can be found here