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Summer School "Land-Atmosphere Interactions"

Valsavarenche, Valle d'Aosta (Italy), 22 June - 1 July, 2015

The Alpine summer School 2015

Summer School: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics program at WHOI

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics program at WHOI: The theme of the 2014 lectures is "Climate Physics and Dynamics", with Kerry Emanuel (EAPS-MIT) and Geoffrey Vallis (Exeter) as principal lecturers. For information contact A. Provenzale (ISAC-CNR), R. Ferrari (EAPS-MIT) and/or G. Flierl (EAPS-MIT). 

Summer school "Climate Change and the Mountain Environment"

Valsavarenche, Valle d'Aosta (Italy), 18-28 June, 2013

The 2013 Alpine Summer School

The XXI edition of the Alpine Summer School will be dedicated to understanding how the mountain environment is changing in response to climate variability and the global temperature rise, with specific emphasis on monitoring current conditions, reconstructing past variability and develop projections for future decades. Specific focus themes of the lectures are: (1) atmospheric circulation and air quality in high-altitude areas, including the role of aerosols, pollution and the properties of precipitation; (2) changes in the hydrological cycle in mountain regions, with a specific attention to snow and glacier dynamics; (3) ecosystems and biodiversity in high-altitude areas and their response to climate and environmental change; and (4) reconstruction of past variability in mountain regions by ice and sediment core data; (5) climate modelling in mountain regions.

Summer school "Climate, Aerosols and the Cryosphere"

Valsavarenche, Valle d'Aosta (Italy), 20-28 June, 2012

The 2012 Alpine Summer School

The XX edition of the Alpine Summer School has been dedicated to presenting the current state-of-knowledge concerning the effect of short-lived species, in particular light absorbing aerosols, on climate with an emphasis on our current state of knowledge as well as future mitigation strategies. The course discussed the specific links between short-lived species in particular aerosol and their absorbing components and the cryosphere dynamics, with a focus on regions of the world that are facing dramatic changes including South-Asia, the Hindu-Kush-Karakorum-Himalaya, and the Arctic. These regions are important examples where efficacies of the radiative forcing from short-lived species and particularly aerosols are expected to have a significant impact.