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Re: [Met-jobs] 2013 Arctic summer school

From Vladimir Alexeev <>
Date Sat, 4 May 2013 10:01:05 -0800

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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 

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 
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 
-       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

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