Wednesday, 22 August 2012

European Research Course on Atmospheres 2013

The 21st session of ERCA (European Research Course on Atmospheres) will take place in Grenoble, France, from 7th January to 8th February 2013. The course is intended to students enrolled in PhD programmes, young scientists and engineers from universities and public/private research institutes wishing to complete their education with a very comprehensible research course about atmosphere, climate, and climate change studies.

The 21st session of ERCA will be organised in 6 different sessions (25 hours each) held in Grenoble.

  • Atmospheric chemistry and atmospheric composition changes;
  • Solar activity, space weather, planetary atmospheres;
  • Earth science system;
  • Earth climate system and the science of climate change;
  • Experimental techniques and research methodologies for the atmospheric sciences;
  • Hydrology and precipitation: water cycle in climate change;
  • Climate change impact and society.

It also includes a 1-week practical course (lidar and other observations techniques for atmospheric and planetological observations) held at Observatoire de Haute Provence (Southern France).

A number of student assistanships will be available.

Deadline for Registration: 30 September 2012.

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Text adapted from Paolo Laj; photo Wikimedia Commons (source).

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