Study atmospheric science
Dates: 19th-23rd February 2024
Location: National Centre for Atmospheric Science, Fairbairn House, University of Leeds
The Introduction to Atmospheric Science training course provides students and early career researchers with a broad overview of atmospheric science, laying down the foundation for more detailed study and fieldwork.
Leading atmospheric scientists will introduce you to the key concepts of atmospheric science, broadening your understanding of atmospheric processes and interactions.
Participants will build their knowledge while developing an awareness of how their work relates to others in the atmospheric science community.
The key areas covered in the course are:
1. Introduction to weather systems (including atmospheric thermodynamics, weather systems, cloud physics, atmospheric boundary layer)
2. Atmospheric composition of the mesosphere, stratosphere and troposphere
3. Air quality and atmospheric aerosols
4. Climate (including variability and modelling, atmospheric chemistry, radiative forcings)
How to apply
Applications will open in summer 2023.
Attendance on the Introduction to Atmospheric Science course is a prerequisite for attendance on the Atmospheric Measurement Summer School, 2024.
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We aim for students to:
The course is delivered by experts in the field from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, other NERC Research Centres, and UK universities.
Key staff include:
The Introduction to Atmospheric Science Course will take place in person at NCAS Headquarters, Fairbairn House, University of Leeds.
The course will run from Monday 19th February to Friday 23rd February. The course will run from 9am-6pm each day with an earlier finish of approximately 2pm on Friday.
Full academic rate £1063
Educational discount rate £709
The education discount may be available to those students or post-docs not eligible for the subsidised rate.
NCAS subsidised rate £353
The NCAS subsidised rate is available to UK & EU students attending UK universities or students supervised by NCAS staff.
Once you have been offered a place on this course, you will be asked to pay the course fees via the University of Leeds online store.
Attendees from commercial organisations should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the course fee.
The course fee includes all tuition, activities, materials and organised social events.
Travel and accommodation
Accommodation is not provided as part of the course and students should arrange their own. Students are responsible for arranging and paying for their own transport to and from the course.
Terms and conditions
Attendees are required to pay in full by credit/debit card or provide a valid purchase order from their home organisation by the confirmation deadline. All payments and refunds are processed by the University of Leeds.
Attendee cancellations are subject to a £50 administration fee, plus any accommodation cancellation costs incurred by us, where the cancellation is made more than six weeks (twelve weeks for the Atmospheric Measurement Summer School) before the date of the training course. The remaining balance of the course fee will be refunded.
No refund is payable for a cancellation made within six weeks (twelve weeks for the Atmospheric Measurement Summer School) immediately prior to the training course – in this event the full course fee will remain payable. In the event that a place can be filled by another student then the full fee (less the £50 administration fee) will be refunded once the replacement student has paid in full.
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Amendments and cancellations
It may be necessary for us to change the content and timing of a course, the staff, the date or the venue. In the unlikely event of the course being cancelled, we will provide a full refund. For all bookings, the liability of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science/University of Leeds shall be limited to the amount of the fee paid to the National Centre for Atmospheric Science/University of Leeds by the delegate.