Graduate Student Colloquium - Carbon-Climate Connections in the Earth System

7 January 2013

Graduate Student Colloquium
Carbon-Climate Connections in the Earth System
29 July - 16 August 2013
Boulder, Colorado

Application deadline: Friday, 15 February 2013

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The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) announces that the
Advanced Study Program 2013 summer colloquium will be held 29 July - 16
August 2013 in Boulder, Colorado. Entitled "Carbon-Climate Connections
in the Earth System," the program will fund travel and living expenses
for about 25 graduate student participants.

This colloquium is designed for graduate students who have completed at
least one year in a field related to biogeochemistry or Earth system
modeling. The colloquium will focus on the physical, biological, and
chemical mechanisms that regulate the global carbon cycle. It will
feature lectures from international experts on key aspects of the carbon
cycle and its representation in Earth system models. Lectures will
address both terrestrial and ocean biogeochemical systems, and include
observational and modeling perspectives. Furthermore, lectures will be
given on coupled climate modeling and analytical techniques relevant to
carbon cycle science. Tutorials and computer-based exercises will
provide experience working with models spanning a range of complexity.
Student projects will examine the behavior of cutting-edge Earth system
models in simulations submitted to phase five of the Coupled Model
Intercomparison Project (CMIP5).

Attendees will obtain an integrated conceptual understanding of the
processes regulating the global carbon cycle. Students will learn
state-of-the-art modeling approaches used in Earth system models and
recognize key elements contributing to uncertainty in future
projections. Student will gain hands-on experience working with model
output and the observational data sets used to calibrate and evaluate
the models.

Application deadline: Friday, 15 February 2013.

Further information, including application details, is available at:

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