MATHEMATICS OF PLANET EARTH CDT/MET OFFICE ONE WEEK SUMMER COURSE
29 June to 3 July 2020
Applications are invited from PhD students to attend a one-week course on “Modern data-based and complex systems approaches to climate dynamics”.
The course, which will be held at the Met Office in Exeter, is being run by the MPE CDT and the Met Office. The course will be attended by the MPE CDT students who are at the end of the third year of their 4-year programme. In addition, we have a number of places available for external students for which we are now seeking applications.
The principal lecturer will be Professor Henk Dijkstra from Utrecht University https://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~dijks101/
Professor Dijkstra will give five lectures incorporating the following topics:
- Stochastic climate dynamics
- Tipping elements and transition behaviour
- Intrinsic climate variability
- Weather and climate prediction
- Climate change
There will also be invited lectures by the following eminent speakers:
- Laura Jackson, Met Office (oceanic thermohaline circulation)
- Anna von der Heydt, Utrecht University (palaeoclimate variability)
- Antje Weisheimer, ECMWF and Oxford University (predictability)
In the afternoons, there will be supervised hands-on lab sessions, allowing students to perform numerical exercises to illustrate the material in the lectures.
The number of places available to non MPE CDT students is strictly limited to 10. These will be allocated to eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis.
The closing date for applications is 29 May 2020.
There is no fee to attend but all students will be responsible for funding and booking their own travel and accommodation.
To apply, send an email to Professor Jennifer Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org) giving brief details of your PhD topic together with a statement from you and your supervisor explaining how you would benefit from attending this summer course.