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The ninth ACDC summer school will be held at Rondvassbu in Rondane National Park. Photo: Øyvind Paasche

Summer school on summers and winters

Come to Rondane National Park and study the largest reoccurring change in the Earth's climate: the seasonal cycle. 


The difference between summer and winter is as great as the difference between a glacial and an inter-glacial. The biggest variation in the Earth's climate, the seasonal cycle has a huge impact on the distribution of energy, on the large-scale climate gradients and on ecosystems. These changes are not constant, and over longer time scales the seasonal cycle itself changes. 

This makes it a perfect topic for the ninth Advanced Climate Dynamics Course (ACDC), which will be held in Rondane National Park in Norway, 11–22 September 2017. Rondane is the oldest national park in Norway, renowned for its beautiful landscape and of both geologic and climatic interest. 

The theme connects present day observations, climate models and paleo data. ACDC will bring together students representing all of these areas, as well as the finest lecturers on the subject. A two-day field excursion is an integral part of the course. 

We encourage advanced PhD candidates and early career scientists to apply. The application deadline is 10 March 2017. More information can be found at ACDC 2017

Advanced Climate Dynamics Courses are yearly summer schools organized by the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research at the University of Bergen in close collaboration with the University of Washington, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Harvard University and the University of Texas at Austin.

The video below shows the ACDC summer school in 2014, in Greenland.