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Summer Colloquium 2011

 

Statistical Assessment of Extreme Weather Phenomena under Climate Change

June 6-24, 2011, Boulder, Colorado, USA
Researcher Application deadline is March 28, 2011

 

Organizers:
Eric Gilleland, Greg Holland, Rick Katz (NCAR), Arun Kumar (NOAA), Mike Patterson (US CLIVAR), Balaji Rajagopalan (CU Boulder)


Objective:
Training in use of extreme value analysis to assess how frequency, duration, and intensity of
extreme weather events could shift as part of global climate change.
Topics:
  • Analyzing how extreme events and their impacts evolve over time
  • Extracting extreme events from coarse resolution models that cannot explicitly resolve extremes using techniques such as statistical downscaling
  • Use of extreme value distributions (justified through statistical theory of extreme values)
  • Special characteristics of meteorological processes

    -- Estimating return levels under non-stationarity
    -- Model resolution vs. scales where extreme events occur
    -- Weather spells such as heat waves or droughts
    -- Temporal and spatial clustering of extremes
Activities:
  • Two tutorials on extreme value analysis, one on basic statistical theory and another on its implementation using open source statistical language R
  • Invited lecturers will discuss extreme value analysis from differing perspectives of atmospheric science, statistics, risk analysis, hydrology and other areas
  • Students will work in groups on well-defined, but open-ended research projects
Participants:
  • Designed for graduate students who have completed at least one year of graduate-level study in atmospheric science, statistics, risk analysis, hydrology, or related field
  • Ideally students should have some training in statistics, but no prior experience using extreme value analysis is required
  • ASP will fund travel and local expenses for about 25 student participants
Researcher colloquium:
  • More information regarding the researcher portion of this colloquium can be downloaded here, http://www.asp.ucar.edu/colloquium/2011/extremes-workshop-USCLIVAR.pdf
  • A new component of the ASP Colloquium designed to explore science frontiers
  • US CLIVAR will help organize to provide focus for research agenda on extremes
  • Separate application process to fund travel and local expenses for 20 to 25 early career to senior researchers
  • Students will attend both the Researcher and Student portions of the Colloquium

Group photo of the colloquium participants

INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES

Week 1 Agenda (updated 5/26/2011)
Week 1 Talks
Week 2 Agenda
Week 2 Talks

Logistical information
Transportation information
Frequently Asked Questions about the ASP Summer Colloquia.

For any questions regarding the colloquium not answered in the FAQ's please email:
asp-coll1@asp.ucar.edu

Poster link (for printing), poster.pdf

Co-sponsors of the Colloquium include:
 
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