Solar Radiation Management (SRM) is the most radical, controversial, and rapidly acting form of geoengineering. SRM is a set of proposals to reduce the impacts of climate change by means such as sulfate aerosol injection or marine cloud brightening. This school will focus on interpreting and analysing computer simulation of SRM from the international Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) and the Geoengineering Large Ensemble (GLENS) using the CESM+WACCM model. The simulations and data are from large computer systems that are not available in the developing world, and inaccessible with typical internet speeds. This the school will equip developing world students with the stet-of-the-art simulation results on geoengineering, and the knowledge of how to use these results in their own studies.
John Moore, Duoying Ji (China’s geoengineering program), Ben Kravitz (Indiana University), Masa Sugiyama (Tokyo University), Simone Tilmes (NCAR), Helene Muri (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Andy Parker (Bristol University). The course will also incorporate the 9thth International GeoMIP Workshop.
The summer school is open to both experienced climate impact researchers and those with little experience of model analysis but a keen need to gain expertise on local climate change impacts in the developing world. These impacts may be, for example, in the effects of large storms or typhoons, floods, droughts, or agricultural production. Both professionals and advanced level students are welcome to apply. Participants will be given data on a disk to keep. Attendance, and interaction with researchers attending the international GeoMIP workshop on 15-16 August will be encouraged.
Apply before March 30 by sending a 300 word explanation of your motivation for attending, and current CV. Also indicate if and how much travel support is needed. For further information and applications please contact John Moore john.moore.bnu (at) gmail.com
We have limited travel grants available for participants who apply for transport costs. Meals and accommodation will be provided at BNU by the course.