|From||Vladimir Alexeev <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Sat, 4 May 2013 10:01:05 -0800|
A plain text version of the same post: Climate change in the Arctic Ocean The International Arctic Research Center (IARC) of the University of Alaska Fairbanks is announcing a summer school for PhD students, postdocs and early-career scientists. The summer school will be conducted jointly with an arctic expedition as a part of NABOS project (Nansen and Amundsen Basin Observational System) onboard the Russian research vessel “Akademik Fedorov”. Both the summer school and NABOS expedition are funded by the National Science Foundation. The one-month summer school will bring graduate students and young scientists together with specialists in arctic oceanography and climate to convey to a new generation of scientists the opportunities and challenges of arctic climate observations and modeling. Specifically, young scientists will gain - hands-on experience during the field campaign; - perspectives on the key issues in arctic climate from observational, diagnostic, and modeling perspectives; - exposure to the methods used in addressing arctic climate and climate change. The summer school will consist of background lectures, participation in fieldwork and mini-projects. The mini-projects will be performed in collaboration with summer school instructors and members of the expedition. Key topics to be covered in the lectures include, but are not limited to, the following: - arctic climate: key characteristics and processes; - physical processes in the Arctic Ocean; - sea ice and the Arctic Ocean; - trace gases, aerosols, and chemistry: importance for climate changes; - feedbacks in the arctic system (e.g., surface albedo, clouds, water vapor, circulation); - arctic climate variations: past, ongoing, and projected; - global climate models: an overview. The 33-day long NABOS expedition will start on August 21, 2013 from Kirkenes, Norway. The vessel (“Akademik Fedorov”) will return to Kirkenes on September 22, 2013. Participants will need to arrive at least one day before the departure and book return tickets at least one day after the ship’s scheduled return. All participants will be accommodated onboard Akademik Fedorov in cabins for 2 or 4 people. IARC will issue partial travel grants for travel to/from Kirkenes, with amounts determined through an application process. Application deadline: May 15, 2013 Application package includes CV, letter of interest and a letter of support from supervisor. The cover letter should include estimates for the participant’s travel expenses to/from Kirkenes (including lodging in Kirkenes). Please send your applications electronically to: Tohru Saito, International Arctic Research Center University of Alaska Fairbanks 930 Koyukuk Drive Fairbanks, AK 99775 Phone: 907-474-1544 Email: email@example.com
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