PEEX BENCHMARKED COURSES
The University of Helsinki (UHEL) in collaboration with the Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU) organizers research training course on online integrated meteorology-chemistry-aerosols modelling to be held at the RSHU (26 Jun – 1 Jul 2017, St.Petersburg, Russia). The course content included the lecturing on advantages of on-line/ seamless modelling; Enviro-HIRLAM model schematics, structure, components, downscaling, collaboration, research and development, science education, dissemination, new products and applications; urban areas and their characteristics, urban boundary layer, approaches and treatment of land-cover/use and urbanization of the models; urban lands, urban districts in metropolitan areas: classification and characteristics; global aerosol cycles, aerosols feedbacks, emissions, aerosol microphysics and implementation in the models; examples of the model applications for Copenhagen, Paris, Shanghai and their metropolitan areas (from completed research projects), computational requirements and resources for operational runs. The lecturing also included a series of educational lectures on the monitoring of the ECMWF forecast system; group velocity thinking (in contrast to PV-thinking); statistical verification and validation of NWP systems; Kalman filtering of operational NWP; Bayesian statistics; Coriolis force and Coriolis effect; questions of concern and importance for dynamical meteorology. See more information.
The University of Helsinki, Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (UHEL-INAR) and the Lund University (LU) are pleased to announce the intensive course "First steps in Biosphere-Atmosphere Modelling" to be held at the Lund University (10-20 June 2019; Lund, Sweden). During the course, everyone will program an atmospheric boundary layer model with chemistry and aerosol dynamics, including: equations of flow for the atmospheric boundary layer with the first order turbulence closure, 1D column model and numerical solution, emissions of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) from vegetation, modelling of chemical kinetics by systems of differential equations, deposition of aerosols and numerical solutions for aerosol formation and growth. See more information.
The University of Helsinki (UHEL), the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR), the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), and the University of Tyumen (UTMN) are jointly organizing the research training course “Seamless / Online Integrated Meteorology-Chemistry-Aerosols Multi-Scale and -Processes Modelling” (24-29 June, Tyumen, Russia). See announcement and summary of the course. The training included: lecturing with respect to theoretical and practical aspects of the Enviro-HIRLAM modelling system (with focus on research and development). The theoretical aspects included: weather modelling in European community; advantages/ shortcomings of on-line vs. off-line approaches; model structure, downscaling, components, schematics; specific features of urban areas and modules/ parameterizations for urbanization; land-cover and land-use classification and datasets; statistics on urban lands; modelling results – meteorology and atmospheric composition - with/without modules implemented; model in other projects and applications. The practical aspects included: introduction into Small-Scale Research Projects, SSRPs (with background discussions); analysis of meteorological situations for selected cases/ dates; technical aspects of modelling and modules implementation; model runs for selected dates/cases; visualization of model output/ results and analysis of impact on meteorology and atmospheric composition; and finally - oral presentations with defence of SSRPs.
The University of Helsinki, Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (UHEL-INAR), is proud to announce the intensive course “Analysis of atmosphere-surface interactions and feedbacks” to be held in Hyytiälä, Finland on 14–25 October 2019. The course consists of lectures and hands-on exercises, with the main emphasis placed on intensive group work and final report written after the course. The course is aimed at Master and PhD students in atmospheric and biospheric sciences. During the course the students will utilize aerosol, air ion, trace gas, meteorological and eco-physiological data measured at the SMEAR II and other field stations in order to learn advanced data treatment and data analysis methods. See more information.
The University of Helsinki, Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (UHEL-INAR) is pleased to announce the intensive course "Advanced analysis of atmosphere-surface interactions and feedbacks" to be held at the Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station (2-13 March, 2020; Hyytiälä, Finland). The course is based on intensive work in small groups, utilizing advanced programming tools for statistical analysis (e.g. MATLAB, Python, R). This course in particular has the following main topic: Trends of atmospheric and ecosystem parameters in the boreal forest over the past 25 years. See more information.
April 2020 (postponed Nov-Dec 2020) - PEEX-AC research training intensive course on “Multi-Scales and -Processes Modelling and Assessment for Environmental Applications” The University of Helsinki, Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (UHEL-INAR) in collaboration with the Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU) organizes research training intensive course on “Multi-Scales and -Processes Modelling and Assessment for Environmental Applications” (20-25 April 2020, St. Petersburg, Russia). Course Aim: to introduce young generation of researchers to special topics in atmospheric & environmental sciences, Earth system modelling approaches and applications. During the intensive course, participants will learn about the current progress and challenges in multi-scales & –processes modelling for Earth system research; meteorological/ climate and atmospheric composition modelling and models evaluation. The programme will consist of theoretical lectures & practical exercises (to be accomplished by students as small-scale research projects ending with presentation of the project results). Course Content: Lecturing: aspects of modeling (numerical weather prediction, Earth system, climate, ensemble, atmospheric chemical transport, online integrated, processed-based; numerical schemes, physiographical data) and specific challenges; atmospheric boundary layer and dispersion and removal processes; atmospheric gas- and liquid-phase chemistry; aerosols properties, chemistry and microphysics; aerosols – cloud –radiation interactions; chemical and meteorological data assimilation; evaluation of models and verification. Practicing: practical exercises as Small-Scale Research Projects (SSRP) on selected research topics to be accomplished by groups of students led by teachers (EC-Earth – Risto Makkonen, Enviro-HIRLAM – Alexander Mahura, MALTE-Box – Michael Boy). Main items of SSRP includes: Introduction with background discussions; Analysis of meteorological situations; Learning practical technical aspects on modelling; Performing model simulations; Visualization of results; Evaluation of possible impact on temporal-spatial variability of simulated meteorological and chemical fields; Team presentation on results and findings. Course materials: Announcement Programme List of students-participants Info-Poster on Seamless Multi-Scale and –Processes Modelling Brief descriptions of the models: EC-Earth short description (see also https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/10.1175/2010BAMS2877.1) Enviro-HIRLAM short description (see also https://www.geosci-model-dev.net/10/2971/2017) MALTE-Box short description (see also: https://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/6/4499/2006) Student WorkBooks (SWB) for Small-Scale Research Projects (SSRP):SWB for EC-Earth - "Climate modeling: EC-Earth and CMIP6 datasets"SWB for Enviro-HIRLAM - "Metropolitan Areas: Influence on Meteorology and Atmospheric Composition"SWB for MALTE-Box - "Physical and chemical model study on the formation and growth of secondary organic aerosols"
Autumn School 2018 - Analysis of atmosphere-surface interactions and feedbacks, Hyytiälä 8th-19th October 2018. University of Helsinki, Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Reseach, INAR, is proud to announce the intensive course 'Analysis of atmosphere-surface interactions and feedbacks' to be held in Hyytiälä, Finland on 8th–19th October, 2018. The course is based on intensive work in small groups, with MATLAB being the main tool for statistical analysis. This year’s main topic is effect of drought on biogeochemical cycles at SMEAR stations. The responsible teachers are prof. Timo Vesala, prof. Jaana Bäck and university lecturer Taina Ruuskanen. Registeration by 17th September by filling in the online form elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/90308/lomake.html. More information available on webpage https://www.helsinki.fi/en/inar-institute-for-atmospheric-and-earth-system-research/education/training-courses.
14th School on Atmospheric Aerosol Physics, Measurement, and Sampling, Hyytiälä 11-18 May 2018, course call
The Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR), University of Helsinki together with Lund University, Aarhus University and the Center for international Climate Research (CICERO) is proud to present the Summer school in ‘First steps in Biosphere-Atmosphere Modelling'. The course will be held at the field station SMEAR II, Hyytiälä, Finland on June 4-15, 2018. To apply, please fill in the online application form by March 31, 2018!
Introduction to Modern Atmospheric Science: Look on Air Quality in China. University of Helsinki Summer School course (5 ECTS) " Introduction to Modern Atmospheric Science: Look on Air Quality in China", 9-18.August 2017, registration is open.
Winter school 2017 on "Atmospheric Processes and Feedbacks and Atmosphere-Biosphere Interactions" to be held at the Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station in Southern Finland on March 6-17, 2017. Further information here; Online application form here.
PEEX COURSES BY CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTES
Summer school Applications of weather and cloud radars Held in Hyytiälä, Finland . June 9-13 2014 Organized by Asst. Prof. Dmitri Moisseev, University of Helsinki and Prof. V. Chandrasekar, University of Helsinki and Colorado State University Guest lecturers: Prof. Pavlos Kollias, McGill University The summer school is intended for graduate students, scientists and operational users who want to receive: - up-to-date background on principles and applications of weather and cloud radars - unique hands-on experience using data from US DOE ARM radars, weather radar of Univ. of Helsinki and CSU-CHILL US DOE ARM mobile facility will be deployed in Hyytiälä during the course. For more details, including information on course fee and how to register, visit http://blogs.helsinki.fi/atmosphere/luovi5/