JirLATEST Autumn School 2017 in Nanjing

JirLATEST Autumn School 2017 in Nanjing - Analysis of atmosphere-surface interactions and feedbacks

University of Helsinki, Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University, School of Atmospheric Sciences and Joint International Research Laboratory of Atmospheric and Earth System Sciences (JirLATEST) are proud to announce the intensive course "Analysis of atmosphere-surface interactions and feedbacks" (course code ATM309) to be held in Nanjing, China tentatively on 10th-18th October, 2017.

Similar to our annual Autumn/Winter Schools, the course is based on intensive work in small groups, with MATLAB being the main tool for statistical analysis. As a new approach the course is planned to start with a-couple-of-days of lecture and hands on exercises with a wider audience, second part continues on the same themes by doing data-analysis in small groups. This year’s course in particular has the following main topic:

  • air quality climate interactions, SORPES and SMEAR stations.

Some of the transferable skills the course strives to improve:

  • using Matlab as analysis tool for complex datasets
  • utilizing long-term atmospheric, meteorological and eco-physiological data from field stations
  • multidisciplinary approach
  • project management
  • collaborative and integrated learning

The 5 ECTS course starts with lectures and hands on exercises, while the second part of the course 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 field stations in order to learn advanced data treatment and data analysis methods. The main tool used on the course is MATLAB.

Students applying trough the e-form will participate in both parts for completing the 5 ECTS course. To apply to the course, please fill in the online application form by 22nd August, 2017.

Please fill in the application form by 22nd August in order to apply for the course. Accepted students will be contacted by 5th September.

Time: tentatively on 9th-19th October, 2017. Accepted students will be informed of the final dates.
Teachers: Academician, Prof. Markku Kulmala is the leading teacher. The other lecturers include Prof. Aijun Ding, Ass. Prof. Nie Wie, Prof. Tuukka Petäjä, Prof. Jaana Bäck, Dr. Federico Bianchi, Dr. Heikki Junninen, Dr. Chao Yan, Dr. Laura Riuttanen, Dr. Joni Kujansuu, Dr. Taina Ruuskanen, and Dr. Tuija Jokinen.
Credits and accrediting body: 5 ECTS, University of Helsinki
Exam: Students write a scientific report based on the results from analysis done during the intensive period and are graded on the scale of 1 (pass) to 5.

The course fee is 550 EUR or 4000 CNY. This fee covers:

  • all academic and social programme during the course
  • access to the electronically provided course material
  • accommodation in two-person rooms
  • breakfast and lunch during the course

The fee does not cover:

  • travel expenses to and from Nanjing
  • personal health and civil liability insurance
  • personal expenses such as drinks, telephone, fax, photocopies, etc. during the course

For doctoral students of the University of Helsinki, the fee is covered by the ATM-DP Doctoral Programme. Master students of ABS network universities, can apply for a scolarship by the ABS network.
Participants are expected to bring a laptop computer with Matlab installed on it for the course work, please let us know if you need to borrow one.
For any questions or clarifications regarding the course, please contact Taina Ruuskanen.
The course will be held in cooperation with Doctoral Programme in Atmospheric Sciences (ATM-DP), BACCHUS, ACTRIS, Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX), eScience Tools for Investigating Climate Change at High Northern Latitudes (eSTICC), Biosphere-Carbon-Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions, Nordic graduate school (CBACCI). More information about the contributing and related projects and networks:

  • JirLATEST, Joint International Research Laboratory of Atmospheric and Earth System Sciences between Nanjing University and University of Helsinki
  • ATM-DP (Doctoral Programme in Atmospheric Sciences)
  • CIC3, Collaborative Innovation Center of Climate Change, Jiangsu Province
  • BACCHUS (Impact of Biogenic versus Anthropogenic emissions on Clouds and Climate: towards a Holistic UnderStanding)
  • ACTRIS (Aerosols, Clouds, and Trace gases Research InfraStructure Network)
  • PEEX (Pan-Eurasian Experiment)
  • eSTICC (Nordic Centre of Excellence)
  • CBACCI (Biosphere-Carbon-Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions, Nordic graduate school)