Polar Prediction School 2018

 Polar Prediction School 2018 focuses on weather and climate prediction in the polar regions.


The course will cover topics including chaotic systems and predictability, polar boundary layer processes, polar clouds, sea ice and high latitude ocean processes, polar extreme weather and polar-mid-latitude linkages. It will include a combination of polar weather and climate theory lectures with exercises on modelling and field meteorology techniques as well as soft skill training. Each of these components forms a crucial pillar of the prediction problem, and the motivation for combining these is to provide participants with a complete overview of the components required to understand and predict polar weather.

The Polar Prediction School 2018 will be open for 30 early career researchers (focus on advanced graduate students, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers) from around the world. An international set up instructors will be teaching the sessions. The course will be run at Abisko Scientific Research Station in Sweden where the instructional facilities are conveniently located in an environment well suited to Arctic observations. Here participants can begin to develop a sense for the environment they are studying.

Registration fee for the Polar Prediction School 2018 will be approximately 700 Euros. It includes all accommodation, food and other fees / costs at the station. Travel to the station is not included in the registration fee. Limited support for travel and registration costs may be available and will be distributed to accepted participants.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master, PhD, Other
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionAbisko Scientific Research Station
Begin date17.04.2018
End date27.04.2018
Registration deadline15.09.2017
ECTS credits0.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyEnvironmental sciencePhysical science (broad programmes)PhysicsEarth science
Teaching placeAbisko, Sweden
Teaching termSpring
Tagsfield schoolclimatemeteorologyweather
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