The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes will host it annual Winter School on June 24-28, 2019 at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne. The 2019 winter school theme is Modelling the Climate System.
The winter school will cover the philosophy of climate models, model hierarchy, evaluation, data assimilation, and experimental design. Fundamentals of atmosphere, land, and ocean modelling will be introduced, including discussions on the state of the science, parameterization, different types of models, resolution, coupling, etc. We will also provide an overview of the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator (ACCESS) and the CMIP experiments.
Our Winter Schools are the cornerstone of our Graduate Program. We want to graduate students who not only have highly specialized knowledge in their own area of research, but also a broad understanding of the discipline as a whole. The Winter School provides this opportunity. Students also engage with climate science graduate students from both in and out of CLEX and have unfettered access to Winter School lecturers for an entire week. There is an expectation that CLEX students attend at least two Winter Schools during their candidature and as such I strongly encourage CLEX students, particularly those in their 1st and 2nd years, to apply.
The Winter School is also open to students working in the climate sciences Australia and New Zealand wide. There is some funding available to support non- CLEX students. A Winter School flyer is attached to share among your networks.
To apply, click here. Applications close March 15, 2019.