IARC Summer School: Modeling of the Arctic Climate System

Course will provide an overview of the controls of ecosystem variability in northern Alaska, from Alaska's Interior to the Arctic, and an illustration of the interplay between data collection and modeling. Students will experience first-hand the landscapes and research along one of the most remote and scenic highways in North America. Major themes will include permafrost and ecosystem variation along the Arctic climate gradient, hydrologic processes, and engineering solutions.

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.

Location: International Arctic Research Center (IARC), University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
For: Students and early-career scientists specializing in arctic system modeling
Dates: 2018 dates coming soon
Coordinators: Vladimir Alexeev and John Walsh
Funding: National Science Foundation

 

*Note on UAF Course Coding*

ABCD - Departments/Schools/Colleges are indicated by the first 3-4 letters of the code
F - Fairbanks Campus
123 - Academic level is indicated by the number following the letters.

Undergraduate Level: 100 - 400
Graduate Level : 500 - 600

For more details, please visit http://catalog.uaf.edu/courses/how-to-read/

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor, Master, PhD, Other
CountryUnited States
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits3.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyBiology and biochemistryEnvironmental sciencePhysicsEarth scienceEngineering and engineering trades (others)
Teaching placeFairbanks and road-accessible sub-Arctic and Arctic regions
Tagsfield schoolclimatemultidisciplinarysummer schoolecosystempermafrostfieldschool
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