Direkt zum Inhalt | Direkt zur Navigation

Personal tools

You are here: Home » Community » Announcements » Events » InnSAR 2015

InnSAR 2015

last modified Nov 27, 2014 11:12 AM
Innsbruck Summer School of Alpine Research on Surface-Atmosphere Exchange over Mountainous Terrain
Event of interest
Aug 23, 2015 12:00 AM to Aug 29, 2015 12:00 PM (Europe/Vienna / UTC200)
Innsbruck (Austria)
Visit external website
Add event to calendar

Surface-Atmosphere exchange processes play an essential role in a wide range of fields such as numerical weather prediction, climate modeling, glaciology, air pollution assessment and environmental modeling and hydrology. In complex mountainous terrain not only the models need to be adapted to slanting surfaces and inherently non-homogeneous conditions, also many observational techniques require special attention and process understanding must be revisited. InnSAR will provide state-of-the-art knowledge on these topics through lectures, excursions and hands-on student projects with a focus on:

  1. Planetary boundary layer processes in complex terrain
  2. Trace gas and aerosol exchange in mountainous region
  3. Mass and energy fluxes over snow and ice surfaces


The Summer School is organized by the Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics (IMGI) which is associated to University of Innsbruck (Austria) and its Center of Climate and Cryosphere.

Important Dates

  • Registration Start: January 2015
  • Registration Deadline: 15 May 2015
  • Notification of Acceptance: 01 June 2015
  • Booking Deadline: 15 June 2015
  • Summer School: 23 - 29 Aug 2015
  • ICAM 2015 starting immediately after the Summer School


  • Target group: PhD students and young researchers
  • Number of participants: limited to 20
  • Admission and group assignment: based on a letter of motivation
  • Fee: approx. EUR 600, covering board and lodging, some grants being likely available


  • Introductions on the topics (lectures)
  • Specific lectures on the topics
  • Key note evening lectures
  • Student projects (computer labs based on existing data)
  • Excursions to field sites and laboratories
  • Presentation and discussion of project outcomes


  • Mathias Rotach (IMGI)
  • Thomas Karl (IMGI)
  • Georg Kaser (IMGI)
  • Lindsey Nicholson (IMGI)
  • Martin Graus (IMGI)
  • Friedrich Obleitner (IMGI)
  • Andreas Held (Univ. Bayreuth; Germay)
  • C. David Whiteman (Univ. Utah, USA)
  • Stephan de Wekker (Univ. Virginia, USA)
  • John Pomeroy (Univ.of Saskatchewan,Canada)


The Summer School will be hosted at Grillhof which is an educational center close to Innsbruck.

The indicated fee includes accomodation in double rooms, breakfast, lunch and evening buffet, coffee served during morning and afternoon breaks. In context of lab and field excursions, IMGI as well as field sites in the lower Inn Valley and at glaciers will be visited. More detailed information will be announced soon.


You may subscribe to the InnSAR mailing list to receive further notifications. For this purpose, please send a message to [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.] with the subject "subscribe innsar [last name] [first name]". Leave the message body blank. To unsubsribe please send a message to [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.] with the subject "unsubscribe innsar".

Special enquiries about InnSAR shall be sent to [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.].


This text has been extracted on 21/11/2014 from the the InnSar webpage.

Filed under: School, Event of interest