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Climate Model Development: Atmospheric Moist Processes

The 1st WCRP Summer School on 
Climate Model Development: Atmospheric Moist Processes

last modified May 13, 2015 01:37 PM
The World Climate Research Programme WCRP, Max-Planck-Institute für Meterologie MPI-M and Hans Ertel Centre for Weather Research announce the 1st Summer School on Climate Model Development hosted by the MPI-M, Hamburg, Germany.
When Jun 15, 2015 12:00 AM to
Jun 26, 2015 12:00 AM
Where Hamburg, Germany
Attendees graduate students and early career researchers
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A draft time table is now ( 2015-05-13 ) available here.


Nearly all predictions of weather and climate are made by computer models – often referred to as ‚Numerical Weather Prediction‘, ‚Climate Models‘ or ‚Earth System Models‘. The WCRP Summer School Series aims at developing an increasing understanding into how climate models are constructed covering the many aspects of simulating the Earth system including atmospheric, land surface, ocean and biogeochemical processes. In 2015 the School will tackle one of the most challenging issues in climate model development, the representation of atmospheric moist processes, ranging from boundary layer turbulence to convection to clouds.

Cloud and convective processes remain a major source of model uncertainty. As a participant of the 2015 Summer School you will learn how these processes are represented in climate models. Through a series of lectures you will be introduced into the theoretical background of the suite of parametrizations involved in modeling moist processes. You will learn how to design, assess and modify such parametrizations. Using the MPI global model you will have the opportunity to discover how model behavior depends on the implementation of the theoretical ideas discussed in the lectures. You will come away from the school with an increased understanding of the cutting-edge research questions involved in parametrizing moist processes and most importantly, you will finally know what’s inside the magic climate model box.


The application system is closed since 28 February 2015. Applicants have been notified.

Applications end                                                     February 28, 2015
Admission notification                                                 March 31, 2015
WCRP Office:                                       Michel Rixen - [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]
MPI:                Cathy Hohenegger - [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]
Organising Committee:    Christian Jakob - [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]
School Location:
MPI für Meteorologie
Bundesstraße 53;
D-20146 Hamburg, Germany



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