Sharp statistical tools in climate science
A workshop for the Nordic Centers of Excellence
October 16-19, 2012
Organized by the TFI network SARMA
Registration is now closed
The intent of the course is to give participants an idea of what modern statistical methods can contribute to climate research.
We expect you to have basic familiarity with statistics, such as t-tests and linear regression models, but you do not need any background in the topics covered in the course.
Computing exercises will mainly use the free software package R (http://cran.r-project.org/).
Every day will have two hours of lectures in the mornings, and three hours of computer exercises in the afternoons. Thus a typical day will look like this
- 9:00-10:00 Lecture 1
- 10-10:15 Discussion
- 10:15-10:45 Coffee break
- 10:45-11:45 Lecture 2
- 11:45-12:00 Discussion
- 12:00-13:30 Lunch
- 13:30-15:00 Computer exercise 1
- 15:00-15:30 Coffee break
- 15:30-17:00 Computer exercise 2
- Times of evening activities to be announced.
- Tuesday, Oct 16: Registration, introduction
- Wednesday, Oct 17
- Thursday, Oct 18
- Friday, Oct 19
Participants are responsible for their own accomodation. The organizers have made pre-reservations at two hotels in downtown Copenhagen; particpants are welcome to make use of this but are also free to make other arrangements, e.g. through hotels.com. Any location near the central train station in Copenhagen is convenient.
Copenhagen Star hotel, http://www.copenhagenstar.dk/ Make your booking with e-mail to email@example.com. Include in your mail the day of arrival, day of departure, and credit card information. Mention the Booking code: 41966. The price is DKK 740 per night for a single room with breakfast (approximately Euro 100, USD 125, GBP 80). Booking of reserved rooms is only possible before 21-09-2012.
Cabinn Hotel, http://www.cabinn.com/english/kbh/city/city.html . Single rooms are DKK 605 (approximately Euro 81, USD 101, GBP 65) per night with breakfast. To make your booking, follow the instructions in this reservation form. Booking of reserved rooms is only possible before 17-09-2012.