Extended PI meeting. Focus warm arctic ocean.
Note the new date. Meeting has been moved from 15/8 to 6/9. Updates from the Copenhagen groups. Agenda follows …
Topic: The Dynamics of the Seasonal Cycle
Date: September 11th – 22nd, 2017
Location: Rondvassbu, Rondane National Park, Norway
Application deadline: 10th of March, 2017
Online application form: HERE
Target: Advanced PhD candidates and early career scientists.
Goal: To mix students and lecturers with empirical and dynamical training within
climate science and focus on understanding the basic principles and dynamics of the
seasonal cycle across different timescales. This summer we will explore what we can
learn from the largest reoccurring change in Earth´s climate.
Confirmed lecturers: Peter Huybers (Harvard), David Battisti (University of
Washington), Camille Li (UiB), Jake Gebbie (WHOI), Patrick Heimbach (UTexas/MIT),
Kerim H. Nisancioglu (UiB/UiO), Øyvind Paasche (UiB), Tore Furevik (UiB).
- The workshop starts Wednesday Sep 20 at 12.00, and ends Friday Sep 22 at 12.00.
- A PROMICE 10-year jubilee and reception is planned for the afternoon of Sep 22.
- to present and discuss results on modeling of meltwater retention processes in snow and firn on ice sheets and glaciers;
- to plan and coordinate meltwater retention model development;
- to emphasize optical remote sensing snow parameter data comparison and data assimilation;
- to formulate a protocol for a meltwater retention model intercomparison project (RetMIP)
- Snow model development
- Meltwater retention model validation
- Meltwater retention model intercomparison project (RetMIP)
- Optical remote sensing to improve snow models
- survey and prioritize remotely sensed snow parameter data users’ requirements for global and regional snow information
- discuss how to enhance methods for estimating snow parameters, either from remote sensing or from modeling, and to evaluate advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches
- consult users about the utility/interest in other snow products suitable for studying climate-related issues.
- a protocol for a retention model intercomparison project (RetMIP) including instructions and datasets for validation.
- a list of requirements and minimum accuracy levels for models using optical remotely sensed snow parameter data
- a journal special issue like the 2016 special issue in Frontiers in Earth Science – Melt Water Retention Processes in Snow and Firn on Ice Sheets and Glaciers: Observations and Modeling, papers feeding into the IPCC Special Report on Climate change and the oceans and the cryosphere.
ICAT PhD school 2017
Week 39 -2017
Scope and participation:
The PhD course is aimed at PhD students and junior postdocs who conduct ice core analysis or are users of ice core data (glaciological, oceanographic, climate modelers).
The results from ice cores cannot be fully appreciated without understanding the analytical techniques behind the measurements as well as the implicit assumptions related to the emission, transport and deposition of the species analysed.
These include a variety of approaches such as continuous flow analysis (CFA) for the analysis of impurities, but also ion chromatography, ICP-MS and a number of other methods used for high resolution measurements of the impurity content in ice cores. Laser spectroscopy has replaced older-generation technology such as mass spectrometry for the analysis of some gases preserved in polar ice.
ICAT aims to educate a new generation of ice core researchers and foster a collaborative environment for future glaciological projects.
The course will enhance the knowledge between PhD’s within the ice core community on new methods developed for the analysis of ice core climate.
Application will open shortly and the application deadline is 1st of June.
Extended PI meeting -DO theme
The dates are now fixed for the NEGIS workshop and EGRIP Steering Committee meeting 2017. I have been asking around and this seems to be the best we can do.
I would like to ask the consortia chairs to plan when they want to have their meeting (and if they need one or two blocks for the meeting). The consortia list is here: consortia-meetings-2016
After the EGRIP fieldseason, beginning of September, I will email all chairs again to finalize the program.
The NEGIS workshop is intended to be a workshop covering all activites on NEGIS – from iceridge to ocean. I would ask you to email me if you are interested in participating and also names (and emails) for researchers outside the EGRIP community we would like to invite.
the very best
Sunday 29 October 2017
18-22 NEGIS workshop IceBreaker
Monday 30 October 2017
9-18 NEGIS workshop
18-22 NEGIS dinner
Tuesday 31 October 2017
9-18 NEGIS workshop
13:00-15:30 EGRIP consortia meetings (1)
16:00-18:00 EGRIP consortia meetings (2)
Wednesday 1 November 2017
9:00-12:00 EGRIP consortia meetings (3)
13:00-15:30 EGRIP consortia meetings (4)
16:00-18:00 EGRIP SC meeting
18:00 – 22:00 Icebreaker and EGRIP SC Dinner
Thursday 2 November 2017
9:00-17:00 EGRIP SC meeting
Friday 3 November 2017
9:00-17:00 ReCAP meeting
All staff meeting
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