Boulder Space Weather Summer School (July 8 – July 19, 2019)

January 15, 2019, from Richard Morton

Applications are open for the 2019 Boulder Space Weather Summer School, which will be held July 8 – July 19 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, in Boulder, Colorado.  The SWSS is a comprehensive two-week introduction to the science of space weather: what it is, what it does, and what can be done about it.

*** Application Deadline: March 1, 2019 ***

The SWSS curriculum stands out for its integration of the fundamental science of the Sun-Earth system with the impacts of space weather, and has a particular emphasis on modeling and forecasting. The School is targeted at first or second year graduate students who are considering space weather or space physics as a research field, as well as active practitioners from government and industry (for example, space weather forecasters). Admission is also open to advanced undergraduate students. The pedagogical approach combines morning lectures from distinguished experts, with interactive learning labs in the afternoons that give students hands-on experience analyzing and interpreting data from spacecraft, and output from state-of-the-art models. The interactive activities culminate in a capstone project where students synthesize and apply the concepts and skills they have learned to forecast a space weather event, from its origins on the Sun to its impact on the Earth.

Local SWSS partners include the NCAR High Altitude Observatory, the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center, the National Solar Observatory, and the University of Colorado.  Lecturers come from these and other leading research and educational institutions across the US, particularly Boston University, where the summer school originated.

For further information,  and instructions on how to apply, see www2.hao.ucar.edu/SWSS


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