Southern Great Plains SiteIn an effort to promote the training of the next generation of atmospheric scientists, the first ever ARM Summer Workshop on observations and modeling of aerosol, clouds, and precipitation will take place this summer July 13-24, 2015. Sponsored by the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility, this workshop will cater to graduate and postdoctoral students interested in observations and modeling of aerosol, clouds, and precipitation processes. This workshop is modeled after a similar effort conducted by the ITaRS program in 2014.

The summer workshop will provide theoretical and practical training on instruments from the Southern Great Plains site and will encourage innovative methods for using ARM facilities to address complex scientific inquiries. The summer workshop will be held at the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

Daily activities will include two keynote lectures and discussion, followed by four to six hour sessions of group activities. The working groups will explore the following themes:

  • Aerosols and cloud condensation nuclei
  • Boundary layer structure
  • Cloud birth and fraction
  • Cloud properties
  • Cloud to precipitation transitioning
  • Precipitation properties
  • Models ability to capture clouds

The workshop is open to graduate students and postdoctoral associates in atmospheric sciences interested in observations and modeling of aerosols, clouds, and precipitation. Please send your application (i.e., a motivation letter, one recommendation letter, and curriculum vitae [CV]) in a single PDF to Jackie Marshall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Selected participants will have their travel and accommodation expenses covered by the ARM Facility.

Participant applications are due April 30, 2015.


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