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Training Workshop - Regional to global modelling

Contributed by: Institut Pierre Simon Laplace - Universite Pierre et Marie Curie

From 2017-03-13 to 2017-03-17, France
The main objective of this C-CASCADES Training Workshop is to achieve a better understanding of the biogeochemical modules (land and ocean) from an Earth System Model (ESM).
The main objective of this C-CASCADES Training Workshop is to achieve a better understanding of the biogeochemical modules (land and ocean) from an Earth System Model (ESM). It will also provide participants with an understanding of the physical basis of the feedback analysis developed by Hanssen et al (1984) distinguishing between the geochemical sensitivity of the ocean (land) carbon uptake to CO2 (β) and the ocean (land) carbon uptakes sensitivity to climate change, is negative and large (γ).

Training will be embedded to make a breakthrough in understanding the carbon/climate feedbacks at global and regional scales and give a basic knowledge on the tools used classically in ESMs outputs analysis (ferret, python, nco, etc.).

This training workshop will have lectures (focus on basic science or on more technical aspects), delivered by carbon cycle experts from inside and outside the C-CASCADES network, followed by practical work to learn how to run PISCES and ORCHIDEE the ocean biogeochemistry model and the land surface model of the ESM developed at IPSL. Participants will calculate β and γ factors using CMIP5 outputs.

The participants are expected to acquire the following skills and knowledge during this workshop:
1 - Understanding the basics of the carbon/climate feedback analysis
2 - An overview on tools used classically with ESMs outputs
3 - General understanding on the β and γ concept.

This training opportunity is open to other young researchers from outside the network as well, through application by submitting a motivation letter (up to 1 page) and a CV (up to 2 pages). The event itself is free to attend although any other expenses will be supported by the applicant.

For more information, please visit our website: http://c-cascades.ulb.ac.be/events-news/training-workshops

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    Institut Pierre Simon Laplace - Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
    4, Place Jussieu
    75005 Paris
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Keywords

carbon-climate feedbacks, modelling, Earth System Model
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