UC Merced Yosemite Field Station, Yosemite National Park, USA

Advanced Climate Dynamics Courses – summer school on the “The Anthropocene”

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 with support from the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education and the Research Council of Norway. Partners for this year’s summer school include Harvard University, McGill University, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and IBS Centre for Climate Physics.

Topic: The Anthropocene

Venue: UC Merced Yosemite Field Station, Yosemite National Park, USA.

Dates: 22 September – 4 October 2019

The application deadline has expired.

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 to, and defining the climate of the Anthropocene.

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

Key topics to be included:

  • how can we tell natural and anthropogenic forcing apart?
  • impact of fires and aerosols
  • rates of changes in the past and in the present
  • coastal impacts
  • extreme events
  • demise of past civilizations
  • human migration
  • agriculture and climate
  • the Little Ice Age
  • cryosphere changes

Confirmed lecturers: David Battisti (University of Washington), Jake Gebbie (WHOI), Patrick Heimbach (UTexas), Kerim H. Nisancioglu (UiB/BCCR/UiO), Øyvind Paasche (UiB/BCCR), Fiamma Straneo (Scripps), Peter Huybers (Harvard University), Axel Timmermann (IBS ICCP), Natalya Gomez (McGill University).

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