In an effort to promote the training of the next generation of atmospheric scientists, the first ever ARM Summer Training and Science Applications event on observations and modeling of aerosol, clouds, and precipitation will take place this summer July 15-24, 2015. Sponsored by the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility, this training will cater to graduate and postdoctoral students interested in observations and modeling of aerosol, clouds, and precipitation processes. This training is modeled after a similar effort conducted by the ITaRS program in 2014.
The summer training will provide theoretical and practical instruction on instruments from the Southern Great Plains site and will encourage innovative methods for using ARM facilities to address complex scientific inquiries. The summer training will be held at the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma.
Daily activities will include two keynote lectures and discussion, followed by four to six hour sessions of group activities. The working groups will explore the following themes:
- Boundary layer structure
- Cloud birth and fraction
- Cloud properties
- Cloud to precipitation transitioning
- Precipitation properties
- Models ability to capture clouds
The training is open to graduate students and postdoctoral associates in atmospheric sciences interested in observations and modeling of aerosols, clouds, and precipitation. Please send your application (i.e., a motivation letter, one recommendation letter, and curriculum vitae [CV]) in a single PDF to Jackie Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected participants will have their travel and accommodation expenses covered by the ARM Facility.
Participant applications are due April 30, 2015.