Over the past 10 years, snow science has seen a rapid change from a semi-quantitative to a quantitative science. Understanding physical and chemical processes in the snowpack requires detailed measurements of the microstructure. The 5th Snow Science Winter School will teach these advanced techniques, such as micro-tomography, measurement of specific surface area by reflection and spectroscopy, near-infrared photography and high-resolution penetrometry. You will learn:
The course also includes lectures on physical processes of the snowpack, snow modeling and remote sensing. This year, the focus is on snow on sea ice. The location is a small island on the Gulf of Bothnia with easy access to sea ice.
Graduate students and post-docs working in any snow-related field are welcome to apply. The course fee is 350 euros (includes accommodation and meals).
For more information and a link to the application form, visit the 5th Snow School website.
Deadline for applications is 6 November 2018.
The course is organised by the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF and the Finnish Meteorological Institute.