Summer School in Fairbanks
IARC Summer School on the Modeling of Arctic Climate
Dates: May 26 - June 7, 2008
Location: International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Coordinators: John Walsh, Vladimir Alexeev and Elena Sparrow.
First week will be in Fairbanks and a second one in Barrow.
• perspectives on the key issues in Arctic climate from observational, diagnostic and modeling perspectives,
• exposure to the types of models used in addressing Arctic climate and climate change,
• hands-on experience in the analysis of climate model output or in climate model experimentation at a level consistent with the students' expertise.
• Arctic climate: key characteristics and processes
• Feedbacks in the Arctic system (e.g., surface albedo, clouds, water vapor, circulation)
• Arctic climate variations: past, ongoing and projected
• Energy balance and single-column models applied to the Arctic
• Global climate models: an overview
• Modeling of the sea ice and the Arctic Ocean
• Modeling of frozen soil regimes, especially permafrost
• Arctic ecosystems and climate change
• Trace gases, aerosols and chemistry: importance for climate changes
Deadline is 1st of February (Friday)
Applications should be send to:
International Arctic Research Center
University of Alaska
930 Koyukuk Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Electronic submissions are encouraged)
Decision about admission will be made by February, 21.
Applicants should submit:
• Statement of interest (1 page)
• A short resume, including academic background
• A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or supervisor