ResClim student Nadine Steigner has summarized this years ACDC
This year's ACDC Summer School look place at the Bonny Bay
Marine Station in Norris Point, Newfoundland from August
8th - 19th. 26 PhD candidates and early
career scientists from institutes in Canada, USA and Europe were
brought together to learn about the role of climate variability in
high latitudes on centennial to millennial time scales in an
efficient and fun way.
Group photo by Ryan Love
The participants had different backgrounds distributed across
geology, glaciology, paleoclimate, as well as atmosphere, ocean and
ice sheet dynamics, so that everybody could learn from each other.
During the lectures, various methods and theories were presented
that are used to explain natural variabilities such as H- and
DO-events, using proxy data and numerical models.
Field trip to a small pond nearby Bonne Bay Big pond.
A total of four sediment cores were collected, in addition to
bathymetry. One of the cores was split and tested. Photo: Ragna
Breines and Kerim Nisancioglu.
The time schedule also included student projects, fieldwork at a
nearby lake and a two-day hike on the Tablelands for more
interactive and practical experiences. Intense discussions, a
public lecture, an interview in the local radio and ideas for
collaborations accompanied the summer school.
Students and lecturers participated in a two-day
field trip to Tablelands. Photo: Photo: Ragna Breines and Kerim
Our eminent chef Kristian Tinnen prepared most of our meals. We
also arranged pizza night and international supper, where all
brought a speciality from their home country. Photo: Ragna
Breines, Anne Jennings and Kerim Nisancioglu.