Summer school: Monsoon variability and climate teleconnections
27.06.2012 - 05.07.2012
The summer school of Nansen-Zhu International Research Centre (NZC) is a biennial event taking place alternatively in China and Norway. The summer school 2012 of NZC on "Monsoon Variability and Climate Teleconnection" is organized by the NZC and is supported by the Chinese partners of NZC and by Norwegian organizations.
The Summer School is preceded by the Norwegian Research Council
supported project Exploring Decadal to Century Scale Variability
and Changes in the East Asian Climate during the last Millennium
on June 29-30.
Lectures from the School
Much of the earth's population lives in regions with climate
dominated by monsoons such as India. Here seasonally reversing
circulations characterized by alternating wet and dry seasons has
large impact on the availability of water resources and
hydrological system. The basic economic livelihood of those regions
influenced by monsoons often depends on the amount of available
rainfall during the wet-season. Monsoon failure can lead to
drought, famine, and shortages of water. On the other hand,
abnormally intense monsoon precipitation may induce flooding and
disease. Given the socioeconomic impact of monsoons, there is a
great need to understand the underlying dynamics of monsoon regions
including teleconnection with other major oscillations such as the
El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), Atlantic Multidecadal
Oscillation (AMO) and North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO)/Arctic
This summer school aims to provide young researchers (Ph.D. students/postdocs) with an exciting survey of recent developments in the area of climate teleconnection between the low and the high latitudes. Lectures will be given in the morning and late in the afternoon and there is time for informal discussion.
More and updated information about the summer school and how to apply, is found here:
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