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Atmosphere-Cryosphere Interactions

University of Helsinki, Division of Atmospheric Sciences is pleased to announce the intensive course in the Advanced Analysis of Atmosphere-Cryosphere Interactions to be held at the Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station in Southern Finland on November 4-15 2013.
Similar to our annual Autumn/Winter Schools, the course is based on intensive work in small groups, with MATLAB being the main tool for statistical analysis. This course in particular will aim to quantify the feedbacks and relationships between atmosphere and cryosphere using a variety of relevant datasets from several measurement stations.

Topics to be covered include:
  - in-situ chemical, physical, and optical aerosol properties
  - trace gas, VOC and other relevant gaseous constituents
  - snow and ice cover, precipitation
  - (more topics will be announced later)

Some of the transferable skills the course strives to improve:
  - statistical analysis and MATLAB
  - multidisciplinary approach
  - project management
  - collaborative learning
  - broadening of the personal comfort zone
  - introduction to SMEAR II measurement station

The course involves 1-3 short relevant lectures per day, with the main emphasis placed on intensive group work and final report written after the course. The course is aimed at MSc students in atmospheric/cryospheric sciences. During the course the students will utilize long-term aerosol, gas, ion, meteorological, snow/ice and precipitation data measured at several stations in order to learn advanced data treatment and data analysis methods. The main tool is MATLAB.

Place: Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station, Southern Finland
Time: November 4-15 2013
Teachers: Prof. Markku Kulmala is the leading teacher. There will be also other lecturers representing CRAICC, SVALI and DEFROST partners.
Credits and accrediting body: 5 ECTS, University of Helsinki
Exam: Students write a scientific report based on results from analysis

The course will be held in cooperation with Cryosphere-Atmosphere Interactions in a Changing Arctic Climate (CRAICC), Stability and Variation of Arctic Land Ice (SVALI) and DEFROST Initiatives, Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS), Finnish Doctoral Programme "Atmospheric Composition and Climate Change: From Molecular Processes to Global Observations and Models" (ACCC), Finnish Master Programme "Atmosphere-Biosphere Studies" (ABS) and Pan-European Gas-Aerosols-Climate Interaction Study (PEGASOS).

More information can be found at the course webpage.

Questions/clarifications: Mikhail Paramonov ( )

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