Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


A graduate course entitled "The Arctic Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Local Climate Processes" (AGF-350/850, 10 ECTS) will be available spring semester 2020 through The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS). The course is intended for master's and PhD students, with general knowledge about meteorology. 

The course covers themes relevant for the Arctic atmospheric boundary layer including theory of the boundary layer with special emphasis on the stable boundary layer. Amongst the covered topics are also boundary layer turbulence and topographically induced phenomena such as drainage flow, channeling effects and barrier flows. Air-sea-ice interactions are central to the Arctic climate and will be covered and related to e.g. heat fluxes over leads and polynyas. 

The course will also include lessons on measurement techniques, numerical modelling and data analysis relevant for the mentioned topics in addition to a significant fieldwork component. 

Application deadline: 15th October 2019

For questions regarding the course content, please contact Marius O. Jonassen Email: Marius.Jonassen at

For further information about the course or to apply, please go to: and 

For questions regarding application and admission matters, please contact the UNIS Study Administration on study at

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