Summer School on Planetary Boundary Layers over Complex and Vegetated Land Surfaces
Sodankylä, Finland, 4-14.6.2005
Links after the successfull SSS05 school
Presentations as pdf
In the above directory there are the presentation materials converted to PDF. Power Point presentations and additional material are available as a compact disc (because some of them are quite large). Please send your postal address to organisers to obtain a copy.
Report of SSS05 (doc)
Some photos by Markku et al.
Announcement and original web page of the school
The importance of the accurate and full description of Planetary
Boundary layers (PBL) processes in a vast variety of numerical models
(NWP, GCM, air pollution transport and dispersion) is increasing
constantly as the resolution of models increases and the needs of
various holders widen and deepen. This also imposes to cope with the
actual complexity of natural surfaces (heterogeneity, high surface
elements, time- and space variability of surface characteristics on
various scales). This requires new theoretical developments and
paradigms as well as new and more representative data tailored for the
various needs of models. It is thus important that the new generation
of students and young scientists involved with these issues get an
up-to-data training on recent developments in connection with various
The purpose of the summer school is to present in an integrated way
the various aspects and challenges of PBL modelling, theory, empirical
description and measurements for describing and simulating PBL over
complex surfaces such as natural vegetated landscape and
cities. International experts will deliver comprehensive lectures on
these various theoretical and practical aspects of the PBL problematic
in the field and models. Practical work will be also organised using
the micrometeorological mast data and instruments. Students will have
the possibility to present their work on PBL for exchange of
experience and views.
The lectures will start on Sunday morning, June the 5th and the course wrap-up is in the morning on Tuesday, June the 14th.
Programme of the school (updated 10.6.2005)
<!A HREF="./SSS_practical.doc">Practical information (doc, updated 31.5.2005)
List of participants (doc, updated 31.5.2005)
<!A HREF="./SSS_accomodation.doc">Accomodation list (doc, updated 31.5.2005)
PhD students and researchers of planetary boundary layer from Finland and other countries are welcome to participate the school. There is no participation fee but participants are expected to cover their travel and accomodation expenses (see Practical information). Support will be available for NetFAM participants. Please registrate your participation by providing information requested in the
Registration form (MS-Word document)
at the latest by 18.3.2005.
Later modification of your preliminary registration is still possible until 30.4.2005.
The workshop is arranged in the framework of
Marie-Curie Excellence Chair project PBL-TMRES of
Prof. S. Zilitinkevich
Nordic Network on Fine-scale
Atmosperic Modelling funded by NordForsk (former NorFA).
in cooperation with
- Integrated Systems for Forecasting Urban Meteorology, Air Pollution and Population Exposure
Sylvain Joffre, fmi.fi - Course leader
Ivan Mammarella, fmi.fi - Practical arrangements
Sergej Zilitinkevich, fmi.fi - PBL-TMRES
Laura Rontu, fmi.fi - NetFAM
(please replace comma by the at-sign to reconstruct e-mail addresses above)