ACTRIS Winter School: Advanced analysis of atmospheric processes
and feedbacks and biosphere-atmosphere interactions
From: 12 March 2013
To: 22 March 2013
Place: Hyytiälä Forest Field station in Southern Finland

The ACTRIS winter school is a two-week field course on "Advanced analysis of atmospheric processes and feedbacks and biosphere-atmosphere interactions". It is organized by the University of Helsinki, together ACTRIS, the Finnish Centre of Excellence “Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Meteorology of Atmospheric Composition and Climate Change”, and the Finnish Doctoral Programme "Atmospheric Composition and Climate Change: From Molecular Processes to Global Observations and Models" (ACCC), and in collaboration with the Nordic Master’s Degree Programme in Atmosphere-Biosphere Studies (ABS), iLEAPS, and Nordic Centre of Excellence CRAICC.
The course is based on intensive group works and topics included in the course are related to ACTRIS Work Packages 2-6:
The specific training in core and transferable skills includes:

    º Introduction to SMEAR II station
    º Statistical analysis, MATLAB
    º Analysis of data from ACTRIS stations
    º Science philosophy
    º Academic writing

The course involves 1-3 short lectures per day, but the main emphasis is on intensive group work, and writing a scientific report about the group work after the course. The course is aimed at PhD students and advanced MSc students of atmospheric sciences. In the course, the students will utilize long-term aerosol, gas, ion, meteorological and ecophysiological data measured at the ACTRIS stations to learn advanced data treatment and data analysis methods. The main tool is MATLAB.
Deadline for applications: 8 February 2013
Lecturers:  Prof. Markku Kulmala, University of Helsinki, is the corresponding teacher. There will also be other lecturers representing ACTRIS partners.
Credits:  Credits, accrediting body and official name:
  • 5 ECTS, University of Helsinki
  • 530258 Advanced analysis of atmospheric processes and feedbacks and biosphere-atmosphere interactions
  • Students write a scientific report based on results from analysis.
Participation costs: 
  • 0 EUR for MSc students of ABS partner universities and PhD students of ACCC partner universities.
  • 700 EUR for all other MSc and PhD students.
  • 2000 EUR for others.
The fee includes transfers between Helsinki and Hyytiälä, accommodation in two-person rooms, and full board (breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee, dinner, and evening meal) during the course. There is a limited number of travel grants available for participants from Nordic and Baltic countries (Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden).
Application:  Each participant will have to fill in an application form available at
Further Info:  Up-to-date information about the course is available at Possible questions about the course should be sent to
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