SUMMER SCHOOL ON
"CLIMATE VARIABILITY & CLIMATE CHANGE: ESTIMATING AND REDUCING UNCERTAINTIES"
Introduction: The main objective of the summer school is to bring together practitioners of IPCC-class climate models, the researchers from the theoretical climate dynamics, and dynamical- and complex-system experts to chart a path towards better understanding the sources of uncertainties in climate models, as well as estimating and reducing these uncertainties.
Dates: 8-17 June, 2009 (Monday morning to next Wednesday noon)
Location: Along the Danube River (Danube Bend) North from Budapest
Scientific Committee: M. Ghil (chair), K. Fraedrich, H. Le Treut, J.D. Neelin, T. N. Palmer
Local Organising Committee: A. Horányi (chair), G. Szépszó
J. H. Christensen, DMI, Copenhagen
H. Dijkstra, IMAU, Utrecht
K. Fraedrich, MIHU, Hamburg
M. Ghil, ENS, Paris, and UCLA
D. Jacob, MPI-M, Hamburg
H. Le Treut, LMD and IPSL, Paris
J. C. McWilliams, UCLA (to be confirmed)
J. D. Neelin, UCLA
T. N. Palmer, ECMWF
Z. Rácz, Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest
D. Randall, Colorado State U., Fort Collins
E. Simonnet, INLN, Nice
L. A. Smith, LSE and Oxford
L. Sushama, University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal
Participation: Around 40-50 students are anticipated from the discipline of theoretical climate dynamics and practical regional climate modelling. Scientists with Master degree, PhD students and post-doc researchers are equally welcome to attend the Summer School.
Financial support: Limited financial support is available. The need for support should be anticipated in the preliminary expression of interest and also in the formal application form afterwards.
Deadline of formal application: 31 December 2008.
Acceptance of applications (also for financial support): 28 February, 2009