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ACDC 2020 Practical Details

This page will continuously be updated with practical information for the participants.

Pictures Tarfala and Abisko
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We will be staying at Abisko Scientific Research Station during the first week and at Tarfala research station during the second week. In betwee, we'll spend the weekend in the field. We'll walk from Abisko to Tarfalla, a hike that is estimated to take around 9 hours.  

There is WiFi at the research station. There will be laundry facilities, but you have to bring your own detergent. 

Current weather in Abisko and Tarfala.

The program will start on Sunday 16. August. We recommend everyone to take the night train from Stockholm Central (departure 18:08)/Arlanda (departure 18:33) arriving in Abisko Sunday morning, and we'll organize transport from there.

For the return on 28. August, we recommend the train from Tarfalla back to Stockholm/Arlanda. 

International evening
To celebrate all the nationalities represented at the ACDC Summer School, we ask participants to bring a food item special for their home country. Please remember to declare the food item at customs if required. 

What to bring
We want to limit the amount of garbage we produce, so we will not provide paper or plastic cups and plates in the field. We plan for a two night stay in the field.

  • Wind and waterproof clothing (jacket and trousers)
  • Warm clothes
  • Indoor shoes
  • Hat, scarf and mittens
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch box
  • Water bottle
  • Thermos
  • Camera (we encourage students and lecturers to share their pictures)
  • Backpack for field trip/hiking
  • Plate, cup, fork, spoon and knife.
  • Proper hiking boots
  • Laptop (+ memory stick for student presentations; 8 minute presentation - maximum 8 slides)
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sleeping mat
  • Sleeping bag (and if you prefer not to sleep in the sleeping bag in the cabin, bed linen or sleeping bag liner)
  • Towel
  • Tent (optional, but we encourage you to bring it if you have one)
  • Sun screen
  • Sun glasses
  • Head torch

Program and reading material for the lectures
The 2020 ACDC summer school broadly treats the dynamics of the global cycle of fresh water among land, atmosphere, ocean, and ice reservoirs. Water cycling is treated over synoptic, seasonal, and longterm timescales from the perspectives of fundamental dynamics, empirical observations, and societal implications. Lectures will consist of a broad overview and then deeper research-level inquiries around themes of the oceanic and atmospheric transport of fresh water, extreme storm events and floods, soil moisture and its implications for agriculture, and ice-ocean interactions and implications for changes in sea level. A priority of the summer school is to identify a set of tractable research questions around the theme of the global water cycle -- potentially spanning traditional disciplinary boundaries --  and to make substantial group-level progress in researching answers to these questions. Some research projects are envisioned to leverage local information from the Abisko and Tarfala research stations, as well as dedicated time for field work during the school. Tentative program will be made available shortly. 

Reading material and lecture slides (after the lectures) will be made available.