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[Met-jobs] ACDC2020 - Summer school in Abisko, Sweden on "The Dynamics of the Global Water Cycle"

From Iselin Medhaug <>
Date Thu, 2 Jan 2020 12:39:32 +0100

Dear colleagues,

Sorry for any cross posting.

I would like to draw your attention to the following summer school. Please also forward the information to potential PhD students and early postdocs.

Advanced Climate Dynamics Courses (ACDC) are yearly summer schools organized by the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (University of Bergen) in collaboration with the University of Washington, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the University of Texas at Austin supported by ACER funded by the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU) and the Research School on Changing Climates in the coupled Earth System (CHESS). Partners for this year’s summer school include Harvard University, McGill University, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and IBS Centre for Climate Physics.

Topic: Dynamics of the Global Water Cycle

Abisko and Tarfala Research Stations, Abisko National Park, Sweden

Dates: 16.– 28. August, 2020

Application deadline: 1. March 2020.

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

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

Price: All expenses on site are covered by the summer school, but participants have to cover their own travel to the venue themselves.

Key topics to be included:
- Atmospheric moisture, clouds, and aerosols
- Extreme weather
- Ocean circulation and the freshwater budget
- Floods and flood variability
- Soil moisture and climate
- Water balance and agriculture
- Paleo evidence of the hydrological cycle
- Sea level and ice sheets
- Cryosphere, ice-ocean interaction, and ice-cores.

Confirmed lecturers:
David Battisti (University of Washington), Jake Gebbie (WHOI), Kerim H. Nisancioglu (UiB/BCCR/UiO), Øyvind Paasche (UiB/BCCR), Peter Huybers (Harvard University), Natalya Gomez (McGill University), Patrick Heimbach (University of Texas at Austin), Gunhild (Ninis) Rosqvist (Stockholm University), Iselin Medhaug (ETH Zurich/UiB).

<> for details and continuous updates on list of lecturers and program.


For contact:

Best regards,

On behalf of the ACDC organizing committee

Dr. Iselin Medhaug
Associate Professor II     
Geophysical Institute
University of Bergen, Norway


Lecturer/Senior Scientist
Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Office Phone: +41 (0) 44 632 7709
Cell phone: +41 (0) 766431831

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