Updated March 30, 2018: The deadline to apply for the 2018 ARM Summer Training and Science Applications Event has been extended to Tuesday, April 10.
In an effort to promote the training of the next generation of atmospheric scientists, the second ARM Summer Training and Science Applications event on observations and modeling of clouds and precipitation will take place July 14 to 21, 2018. Sponsored by the ARM Climate Research Facility, this training will cater to graduate students and early career scientists (within four years of receiving their PhD) who are interested in observations and modeling of aerosols and cloud and precipitation processes.
The summer training will provide theoretical and practical instruction on the application of ground-based observations from a wide array of active and passive sensors 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:
- Group 1: [Precipitation microphysics] Christopher Williams and Mariko Oue
- Group 2: [Ice/snow microphysics] Dmitri Moisseev and Greg McFarquhar
- Group 3: [High-latitude cloud systems] Manfred Wendisch and Maximilian Maahn
- Group 4: [Shallow cloud modeling] Thijs Heus and Ann Fridlind
- Group 5: [Cloud fraction and liquid water content] Susanne Crewell and Ulrich Loehnert
- Group 6: [Boundary layer studies] Virendra Ghate and Pavlos Kollias
The training is open to graduate students and early career scientists in atmospheric sciences interested in observations and modeling of aerosols, clouds, and precipitation. Please send your application (i.e., a one-page motivation letter, one recommendation letter, and curriculum vitae [CV]) in a single PDF to Sarah Fillmore at firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected participants will have their accommodation expenses covered by the ARM Facility.
Participant applications are due April 10, 2018.
Read about the first ARM Summer Training and Science Applications event, which took place in 2015.