Program ACDC2012

ACDC2012 Group Photo
ACDC2012 Group Photo

Sn°heim, Dovre 20-31st of August, 2012


Landscapes & Climate


As in previous years, our focus is to bring together scientists and lecturers from different backgrounds related to climate science, creating a truly interdisciplinary learning experience for all participants.

The focus this year will be on the interaction of climate and weather with orography and landscape evolution on a range of timescales (synoptic to tectonic).

Topics to be included are:

  • large scale atmosphere and ocean circulation
  • mountain weather and orographic precipitation
  • erosional processes (fluvial, wind, glacial, and gravity)
  • weathering (physical and chemical)
  • global carbon cycle and links to landscape evolution
  • tectonic uplift and mountain buliding
  • geodymamic models of the lithosphere


A detailed program with reading list and abstract of all lectures will be provided to all participants.




Confirmed Lecturers:

Kelin Whipple, Arizona State University

Peter Molnar, University of Colorado

Ritske Huismanns, University of Bergen

Jean Braun, University of Grenoble

David Battisi, University of Washington/University of Bergen

Thomas Spengler, University of Bergen

Kerim H. Nisancioglu, University of Bergen

Camille Li, University of Bergen

Tore Furevik, University of Bergen

Patrick Heimbach, Massachusets Institute of Technology

Øyvind Paasche, University of Bergen/Bergen Marine Research Cluster



Sunday 19th of August by train from either Oslo or Trondheim to Hjerkinn and shuttle buss to Snøheim. See more info here.

Social event at Snøheim in the afternoon/evening.



Monday 20th - 25th of August: Fundamental lectures on key topics (2 core lecures per day followed by ample time for discussions/questions).

During the first week we will to have one full day field trip in the nearby mountains lead by Øyvind Paasche.

  Monday 20th Tuesday 21st Wednesday 22nd Thursday 23rd Friday 24th Saturday 25th
Morning core core field core core core
Afternoon core core field core core free

Daily schedule for first week:

07:30-08:30 Breakfast
09:00-10:00 Student summaries
10:00-12:00 Core lecture 1
12:00-15:00 Lunch and hiking
15:00-17:00 Core lecture 2
17:00-18:00 Student presentations
18:30-19:30 Dinner


Second week:

26th of August - 31st of August: Advanced lectures on specialized topics (2 topical lectures per day followed by ample time for discussions/questions).

During the second week we will have one full day field trip to Rondane national park.

  Sunday 26th Monday 27th Tuesday 28th Wednesday 29th Thursday 30th Friday 31st
Morning field topical topical topical topical discussion
Afternoon field topical topical field topical summary

Daily schedule for second week:

07:30-08:30 Breakfast
09:00-10:00 Student summaries
10:00-10:30 Coffee
10:30-12:00 Topical lecture 1
12:00-15:00 Lunch and hiking
15:00-16:30 Topical lecture 2
16:30-17:00 Coffee
17:00-18:30 Topical lecture 3
18:30-19:30 Dinner


Each day will start with summaries of the previous days lectures prepared by groups of students. This ensures that the main topics are understood and give the opportunity to pick up on any unanswered questions/topics.

In the first week we will also have time slots for short presentations by each student, where you can show a few slides describing your PhD work or current research topic.

Part of the time during the last two days of the summer school will be used to prepare a written summary/discussion of the main findings/conclusions of the summer school. This will later be submitted to an appropriate journal.

You can find all the daily summaries and the final submitted paper from previous summer schools on this www site.


Saturday 1st of September

All participants are also urged to take part in the Bjerknes Conference in the following week in Bergen:

OBS! Abstract dealine for this event is 20th of May.

If many of the participants will continue to Bergen we will look into aranging transport together.



16-12 2012