The summer school is a two-week graduate level course designed to give students a higher level of understanding of the arctic climate system.The course is structured in two parts. The first week will feature lectures presented by invited speakers on the relevant principals,theories and dynamics of what defines arctic climate.

Key topics will include:
- Overview of the arctic climate system and its principal components;
- Principles of planetary climate and carbon dioxide forcing;
- Review of the arctic amplification debate;
- History of climate in the Arctic;
- Climate models and projections of future arctic climate;
- Arctic atmospheric chemistry and aerosols;
- Arctic tundra, NH4 and CO2;
- Theories of the north Atlantic circulation, idealized simulations of ocean/atmosphere climate models; and
- Modern arctic exploration.

The second week of the course is devoted to field and laboratory exercises where students will have an opportunity to study the unique aspects of arctic climate in more detail.Participants will receive four higher education credits upon completion.Young scientists at the beginning of their careers such as PhD and postdoctoral students are qualified to participate. The number of participants will be limited to 30.

Applications will be considered on a first-come, first serve basis. Each applicant must submit:
- Statement of interest;
- Resume of relevant academic background; and
- Recommendation from supervisor or relevant advisor.
The application form is available for download under 'Application andRegistration Instructions' here.

Applications must be submitted electronically, preferably in PDF or MSword document format, to:

Application Deadline: Monday, 16 May 2011.For further information about the Abisko Scientific Research Station,please click here.

Please follow this link for further information about the Bert Bolin Centre Climate ResearchSchool at Stockholm University.