Using Satellite Observations to Advance Climate Models - Summer School

Co-sponsored by NASA's Earth Science Division and the Keck Institute for Space Studies

August 20, 2017 - August 24, 2017

California Institute of Technology, Keck Institute for Space Studies

The application period for 2016 is now closed.

About the Summer School

Each year the Center for Climate Sciences brings together the next generation of climate scientists – about 24 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 24 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.


When you submit an application, please note this 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 applicants in due course and advise on the status of your application. The application period will end on 27 May 2016.

Previous Summer Schools

Each year we host a summer school that brings together the next generation of climate scientists to engage with premier climate scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and elsewhere. Our inaugural summer school was held in 2011. Learn more about some of our previous summer schools.

 › View all past Center for Climate Sciences Summer Schools

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