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C-CASCADES Training Workshop - Diagenic models and Earth System models of intermediate complexity

Contributed by: Universite Libre de Bruxelles

From 2017-07-03 to 2017-07-07, United Kingdom
The main objective of this C-CASCADES Training Workshop is to provide an introduction to and practical hands-on learning in Earth System Modelling (ESM). It will provide a chance to explore the dynamics of the Earth’s climate system, global carbon cycling and the biogeochemical impacts of CO2 emissions in the context of past (and future) climate events.
This Training Workshop will foster a critical appreciation of the nature and limitations of climate and Earth system models in trying to understand and predicting carbon cycle climate interactions. The participants will also see how to design numerical models and how they can be utilized to address scientific questions, test hypotheses, and quantify the past and future relationship between global carbon cycling and climate and associated feedbacks. In addition, they will learn new computer skills and gain experience with data analysis and visualization software and techniques.

The cumulating objectives of the Training Workshop are to develop a deeper understanding of the role and nature of feedbacks in the Earth system and provide context to the impacts of current human activities; and importantly, foster a critical appreciation of the nature and limitations of climate and Earth system modelling in understanding and predicting global change.

The Training Workshop includes:
1) short lectures that provide an overview of carbon cycle perturbations;
2) expert seminars that illustrate how researchers combine information stored in climate archives and ESM to understand past climate events;
3) computer labs
4) a geological field trip to Godrevy/Gwithian.

Participants will also run a series of ESM simulations and record their results and reflections in form of a modelling lab diary.

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.

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    Universite Libre de Bruxelles
    Av. F.D. Roosevelt 50
    1050 Brussels


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