Trends, Rhythms and Events in the Earth's Climate System | TRE 2021

Past, Present and Future

Sonnenuntergang in Tanzania
Photo: apl. Prof. Dr. Martin H. Trauth

Timeframe

Session 1: 23 May–13 June 2021

Session 2: 2 August–12 September 2021

Location

The Summer School will take place online.

Language

English

Target group

Doctoral students from the fields of geology, geophysics, geoecology, meteorology and environmental-oriented biology, chemistry and physics.

Application

This Summer School is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. Participants will be selected by the instructors of this program. Applicants are required to hold an MSc degree (or equivalent) and to be currently participating in a doctoral program at an internationally recognized university.

The deadline for Application is over and the participants are already selected.

 

About TRE

These two fully sponsored consecutive interdisciplinary summer schools will be designed for doctoral students, aiming:

  1. to improve their skills to understand the complex interaction of the processes in the Earth's climate system,
  2.  to acquire knowledge in state-of-the-art methods of climate time series analysis,
  3.  to interpret the results of their analysis of past, present and future climate change, including the associated uncertainties, as well as
  4. to identify, predict and communicate the impacts of natural and human-caused climate change in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment, taught by a team of experienced lecturers and researchers.

Curriculum

During each of the weeks of the summer schools, 2–5 instructors will be available to contribute to the lectures, demonstrations, discussions and group works. Furthermore, the instructors are invited, similar to the participants, to give 12–15 minute conference-style presentations about their current rese-arch in the field of climate change.

Each week of the summer schools includes five weekdays (Monday–Friday) of lectures, exercises and demonstrations in the morning, and group work in the afternoon. At the end of the afternoon there is room to discuss the results of the progressing group work in short presentations.

Timeframe

Session 1: 23 May–13 June 2021

Session 2: 2 August–12 September 2021

Location

The Summer School will take place online.

Language

English

Target group

Doctoral students from the fields of geology, geophysics, geoecology, meteorology and environmental-oriented biology, chemistry and physics.

Application

This Summer School is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. Participants will be selected by the instructors of this program. Applicants are required to hold an MSc degree (or equivalent) and to be currently participating in a doctoral program at an internationally recognized university.

The deadline for Application is over and the participants are already selected.

 


Session 1 | 23 May–13 June 2021

  • Climate Dynamics, Past and Present: 23–30 May 2021 | Maslin, Kaboth-Bahr
  •  Fundamentals of Climate Time Series Analysis: 30 May–6 Jun 2021 | Trauth, Düsing
  • Uncertainty of Climate Data Across Scales: 6–13 Jun 2021 | Berner, N.N.

Session 2 | 22 August–12 September 2021

  • Extreme Events in Climate Time Series: 22–29 Aug 2021 | Mudelsee, N.N.
  • Complex Systems, Recurrence and Networks in Climate: 29 August–5 September 2021 | Marwan, Krämer
  • The Impacts of Climate Change: 5–12 Sep 2021 | Feulner, Asrat

During Sessions 1 and 2

  •  Visible Traces and Effects of Climate Change: Trauth, Foerster, Dulanya, Schäbitz, Müller
  • Communicating Climate Change: Foerster, Dulanya, Schäbitz, Stiller-Reeve

Modules

The first set of Modules 1–3 will focus on the dynamics of the Earth's climate system, the fundamentals of climate time series analysis and the consideration of uncertainties in climate data.

The second set of Modules 4–6 will be about advanced methods of climate time series analysis as well as the impacts of climate change.

The cross-thematic Modules 7+8 are about visible traces and effects of climate change as observed in the field and about communicating climate change to non-experts such as decision makers and the public.Participants in the summer school are expected to form part of a new generation of researchers that is well-equipped with the necessary knowledge and tools to assess and mitigate current and future environmental changes.

Session 1 | 23 May–13 June 2021

  • Climate Dynamics, Past and Present: 23–30 May 2021 | Maslin, Kaboth-Bahr
  •  Fundamentals of Climate Time Series Analysis: 30 May–6 Jun 2021 | Trauth, Düsing
  • Uncertainty of Climate Data Across Scales: 6–13 Jun 2021 | Berner, N.N.

Session 2 | 22 August–12 September 2021

  • Extreme Events in Climate Time Series: 22–29 Aug 2021 | Mudelsee, N.N.
  • Complex Systems, Recurrence and Networks in Climate: 29 August–5 September 2021 | Marwan, Krämer
  • The Impacts of Climate Change: 5–12 Sep 2021 | Feulner, Asrat

During Sessions 1 and 2

  •  Visible Traces and Effects of Climate Change: Trauth, Foerster, Dulanya, Schäbitz, Müller
  • Communicating Climate Change: Foerster, Dulanya, Schäbitz, Stiller-Reeve

For further information on the Online Summer School and the instructor apl. Prof. Dr. Martin H. Trauth please visit the following website.