[Met-jobs] ACDC2019 – summer school in Yosemite on the “The Anthropocene”

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 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

Application deadline: 1. April 2019.

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

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).

for details and continuous updates on list of lecturers and


For contact: acdc@uib.no

Best regards,

On behalf of the ACDC organizing committee

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