Advanced Climate Dynamics Courses

ACDC 2020 details

The summer school will take place at Abisko Scientific Research Station, Abisko National Park, Sweden | 16. – 28. August, 2020. The topic is "Dynamics of the Global Water Cycle".

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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).

To mix students and lecturers with empirical and dynamical training within climate science and focus on understanding the basic principles and dynamics relating to the global water cycle.

Participants will receive 4 ECTS credits for the course.

Key topics to be included: 
- Atmospheric moisure transport
- Hurricanes, storms, typhons and extreme weather
- Effect of the atmospheric water cycle on ocean circulation and ocean fresh water budgets
- Floods and flood variability
- Soilmoisture
- Water balance and agriculture
- The water cycle in paleo proxies
- Cryosphere, ice-ocean interaction and ice cores
- Sea level and ice sheets 

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 are available. Please specify in the application if the participation is dependent upon travel support.    

Application process
The application form can be found here (Closing date 1. March, 23:59 GMT+1)  

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

Confirmed lecturers:
David Battisti (University of Washington) 
Gunhild (Ninis) Rosqvist (Stockholm University)
Iselin Medhaug (UiB/ETH Zurich)
Jake Gebbie (WHOI) 
Kerim H. Nisancioglu (UiB/BCCR/UiO)
Morgan E. O'Neill (Stanford)
Natalya Gomez (McGill University)
Øyvind Paasche (UiB/BCCR)
Patrick Heimbach (University of Texas at Austin)
Peter Huybers (Harvard University)
Ruth Mottram (Danish Meteorological Institute)

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