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Organizers invite applications for the Community Earth System Model (CESM) Polar Modeling Workshop. This workshop will convene 13-17 August 2018 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Mesa Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado.

The workshop will accept approximately 15 early career polar scientists for attendance. Early career scientists include graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and researcher that have completed their PhD within the last seven years.

Workshop activities will focus on the CESM and high-performance computing supported by the National Science Foundation at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC). Workshop participants will gain hands-on experience planning, designing, executing, and analyzing earth system modeling experiments using high-performance supercomputing. Participants will engage in advanced activities focused specifically on capacity building for using CESM in polar research, including sea ice, land ice, atmosphere, ocean, land, and paleoclimate.

The CESM Polar Modeling Workshop will follow directly from the Annual CESM Tutorial held 6-10 August 2018. Prospective participants who have not attended the CESM Tutorial should apply for both the CESM Tutorial and the CESM Polar Modeling workshop.

All workshop participant expenses will be paid by the organizers, including travel to Boulder, Colorado.

The following documents must be emailed to Jennifer Kay by 9 March 2018:

  • Curriculum vitae listing research experience, programming experience, research presentations, and peer-reviewed publications, if applicable;
  • Recommendation letter from a faculty member or research scientist at a U.S. institution;
  • One-page cover letter indicating why the applicant would like to attend the CESM Polar Modeling Workshop. Topics to incorporate into the cover letter include research interests, skills and topics the applicant would find most beneficial at the tutorial, and the influence that attending such a tutorial might have on his/her scientific capacity today and over the next five-ten years.

Application deadline: 9 March 2018

For more information, go to: Workshop homepage

For questions, contact:
Jennifer Kay
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Phone: 303-492-6289