Netherlands, Utrecht

Physics of the Climate system

when 20 August 2012 - 31 August 2012
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 890

The circulation in the atmosphere and in the oceans is at the heart of the climate machine. Geophysical fluid dynamics, dealing with the properties of flow in a rotating system, forms the core of the summer school. A systematic treatment will be presented, and numerous exercises will help to master the material.

There will also be a series of lectures on more specialised topics like chemical cycles in the climate system and their interaction with radiation, glaciers and climate change, coastal processes, ocean circulation and palaeoclimates, etc. Students will participate in small research projects on these topics and will report on the results.

Course leader

Dr R. Holzinger

Target group

Advanced bachelors / beginning masters with a strong background in physics and mathematics as well as proficiency in English. Applicants go through a selection procedure. (Maximum number of participants: 20)

Course aim

Obtaining insight into the fundamental processes that drive the climate system.

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 890: Course + course materials + housing + deposit


A limited number of scholarships in the form of (partial) fee waivers and/or accommodation intended for talented students from developing countries is available. Talented students from other countries can also apply. There are no travel grants. If you see

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