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Advanced Summer Course in Climate Time Series Analysis

Manfred Mudelsee, March 3, 2017

Dear colleague,

Climate Risk Analysis is giving an Advanced Summer Course in Climate Time Series Analysis in Bad Gandersheim, Germany, from 4 to 8 September 2017. Below are the major points. The registration site has all details.

I am firmly convinced that also ecologists in general, and seabird researchers in particular, would benefit from participating in such a course if they work on the climate/ecology interface and use data.

Therefore, it would be great if this course would be of interest to you or your students. Thanks for circulating, and sorry in case you receive this (or similar) announcements several times.

Best wishes


Dr. Manfred Mudelsee CEO, Climate Risk Analysis (CRA)

P.s.: We would be happy to support participants who wish to apply externally for a travel or conference grant to be able to come here. (That means, CRA itself does not offer funding.) The support may be in the form of a recommendation letter. In that case, please attach also more details about your research, your person, and a draft of the grant proposal.


Registration Deadline: Fri 25 August 2017

Registration site:

Registration fee (net price, excluding 19% VAT)

Registration fee (textbook softcopy): 1240 EUR Registration fee (textbook hardcopy): 1340 EUR

Included in registration fee: (1) Textbook: Mudelsee 2014 Climate Time Series Analysis, 2nd edition, Springer, 454 pp. (softcopy or hardcopy) (2) Lecture (PDF; USB stick) (3) Data and software (Windows executables and selected Fortran source codes; USB stick) (4) Caliza™ 3.0 software, full version (net single price, 850 EUR) (5) One month post-course software support (6) Organic meals: ice-breaker (Sunday evening), lunch (Monday to Friday), course dinner (Thursday evening) (7) Organic snacks, coffee and tea (Monday to Friday) (8) Daily shuttle service (to/from railway station Kreiensen, to/from accomodation option Bad Gandersheim)

Summary: This Advanced Summer Course in Climate Time Series Analysis is specifically tailored to the needs of PhD students, postdocs and professional researchers in climatology, ecology, environmental sciences, geosciences, meteorology or hydrology. We assume a basic knowledge in calculus and statistics, the rest you will learn here. You get the required statistical tools and extensive hands-on training to become able to optimally analyse your data and answer the associated questions about the climate. You acquire the theoretical basis for understanding the tools and interpreting the results. You learn to determine the various sources of uncertainty in data, climate models and statistical estimation.

Summer courses: There are in total three summer courses offered by CRA. First, the Basic Course in Climate Time Series Analysis (7 to 11 August 2017) assumes basic knowledge in calculus. Second, the Advanced Course in Climate Time Series Analysis (4 to 8 September 2017) assumes further basic knowledge in statistics. Both courses cover the most important statistical techniques: regression, spectral analysis, extreme values and correlation. Third, the Short Course in Climate Extremes Analysis (19 to 22 September 2017) assumes basic knowledge in calculus and statistics; it covers regression and especially extreme values.


Dr. Manfred Mudelsee

Chief Executive Officer Climate Risk Analysis Kreuzstrasse 27 Heckenbeck 37581 Bad Gandersheim Germany

Telephone: +49 5563 9998140 Email: URL: Skype: mudelsee1 LinkedIn: Twitter: @MMudelsee

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