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Co-sponsored by the California Institute of Technology Keck Institute for Space Studies

August 6-10, 2012

California Institute of Technology, Keck Institute for Space Studies

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Image of Global Average Brightness Temperature for April 2003, made with data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite.

About the Summer School

Each year the Center for Climate Sciences brings together the next generation of climate scientists – about 30 graduate students and postdocs from around the world – to engage with premier climate scientists.

Our yearly summer school focuses on the topic of "Using Satellite Observations to Advance Climate Models". Students will explore how satellite observations can be used to evaluate and improve climate models, and will hear from a range of speakers on climate model diagnostics and evaluation and remote sensing of the planet.

Program Topics will include:

  • Global Climate Models

  • Satellite Remote Sensing

  • Climate Model Diagnostics and Evaluation

All students’ travel and accommodation expenses will be paid for by the Center.

Student Selection

Up to 30 students will be selected by the Center to participate in the Summer School. Most participants will be graduate students or postdoctoral researchers that are actively engaged in climate modeling, using satellite observations of Earth, or researching the physical climate system, climate modeling. However, we will also consider applications from Master's degree students working in this area.


Application

Registration Is Now Closed

Please note this application does not confirm your participation in the summer school. Although we strive to accommodate all applicants, due to limited seating we cannot guarantee a place at the school. We will contact you in due course to let you know the status of your application.

Logistical Details


Hotel and Travel

Travel and hotel accommodation will be booked by Center staff. Those selected for the program will be notified by email and will receive further details at that time. For more information on what to do and see in the local area, please visit the following links:

Explore Pasadena
Pasadena Visitor's Bureau


VISA Requirements

For Visa requirement information and travel to the United States please visit the website of the U.S. Department of State.


Meeting Venue and Parking

Keck Institute for Space Studies
Keith Spaulding Building, 3rd Floor
California Institute of Technology
1200 East California Boulevard
Pasadena, California 91125
map and directions ›

Getting to the Keck Institute
The hotel chosen to accommodate the summer school students will provide shuttle service to the venue.

Parking Structure
For those driving to the Keck Institute, directions to the parking structure can be found by clicking the "Map and Directions" link above. You may park in the structure below the softball field. Park in a spot marked "commuter." Buy a parking permit from the kiosks or request one ahead of time from KISS.

Street Parking
Limited street parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Street parking varies from two hour limit or four hour limit to unlimited time limit, so be careful where you park. If parking on campus, visitors are required to display a permit between the hours of 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

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