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We are happy to announce that this year’s FORCeS eScience course “Tools in Climate Science: Linking Observations with Modelling” will be held at the Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory, Sweden, from November 1st to November 8th. There will also be two virtual days (tentatively 18th and 19th November). The course will be coordinated by Paul Zieger (SU) and Michael Schulz (UiO/MetNo) and you can register for the course here.

Sven Lovén centrum för marin infrastruktur, Tjärnö marina laboratorium, Göteborgs universitet, institutionen för marina vetenskaper

Course content

The course will introduce Earth system analysis as well as data analysis through practical exercises and will make use of existing eSTICC related infrastructures, such as climate models (e.g., NorESM, EC-EARTH), model databases (e.g., AeroCom, CMIP6), model data evaluation portals (e.g., AeroCom), and atmospheric and oceanic databases (e.g., EBAS, ORA-IP). The practical work will include modern visualization, data analysis and statistical tools (e.g., Jupyter notebooks, AeroCom tools) and most of the work conducted during the course will be conducted through intensive group work. During the course the role of aerosols and clouds in Earth’s climate system will be introduced along with observational techniques, Earth system models, climate forcing and climate model evaluation through a series of lectures and tutorials by researchers from the FORCeS consortia. Prior to the course, students will be asked to practice the tools to be used on the course (mainly Python and Jupyter notebook) by solving a pre-exercise. The course is primarily aimed at PhD students in atmospheric and biospheric sciences (advanced MSc students are also welcome to apply). During the course, the students can either use their own data or utilize model data we provide together with long-term aerosol, air, ion, trace gas and meteorological data measured at field stations. We will suggest potential topics for practical work based upon each student’s background and these will relate to the core themes identified in the FORCeS project.

Successful course participation will provide 5 ECTS/HEC credits.