IARC Summer School

Event Type: Field Training and Schools

When: 11 July 2016 to 23 July 2016

Where: Fairbanks, Alaska

More information: 
http://www.iarc.uaf.edu/education_outreach/summer/2016

Summary

The International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks announces that the 2016 IARC Summer School will be held 11-23 July.

Arctic climate is the result of a complex interplay between the atmosphere, the ocean, sea ice and a terrestrial component in which freezing and thawing are critical to variations over a range of timescales. Since changes in the Arctic may well have global implications, it is essential that Arctic climate simulations be enhanced in order to reduce the uncertainties in projections of climate change.

The two-week summer school will bring graduate students and young scientists together with specialists in Arctic climate and climate modeling to convey to a new generation of scientists the opportunities and challenges of Arctic climate modeling.

The summer school will consist of background lectures in the mornings and mini-projects and informal discussions in the afternoons. Mini-projects will be performed in collaboration with faculty members or lecturers. All participants will give short presentations on their mini-projects at the end of the two-week period.

Application deadline: 15 February 2016