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Dates: 15 Nov — 3 Dec 2021

Price: Free

Multi-Scales and -Processes Integrated Modelling, Observations and Assessment for Environmental Applications

Online Young Scientist School (YSS) MEGAPOLIS 2021

This YSS will introduce young generation of researchers to special topics in atmospheric and environmental sciences, Earth system modelling approaches and applications, especially considering transport and fate of small (micro) particles. During the school, participants will learn about the current progress and challenges in Earth system research; meteorological, hydrological and atmospheric composition modelling and observations (including ground-based and remote-sensing); and modern technologies for environmental studies and assessments (including health impacts). The programme will consist of theoretical lectures and practical exercises (to be accomplished by students as small-scale research projects ending with presentation of the project results).

This School was originally planned in August 2020 (Moscow, Russia) as part of the Academy of Finland (AoF) “ClimEco” & Russian Science Foundation (RSF) “MegaPolis” projects, but postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Sergej Zilitinkevich (1936-2021) was one the key organizers of the School, promoting for research community, and especially, for the younger generation, the importance of atmospheric and environmental sciences, approaches in the Earth system modelling and their applications. This School is organized in the Memory of Professor Sergej Zilitinkevich.

This website contains all of the details and materials for the school, along with resources for further learning and practice. The materials shared here are free and open source and may be shared and adapted under the Creative Commons License.

Expected audience: young Researchers, PostDocs, PhDs, MSc, advanced BSc.

All accepted participants of the school whom will attend a series of lectures, release (during 2 weeks of remote work in groups) small-scale research projects (SSRPs) and successfully defend SSRPs - will be granted the MEGAPOLIS-2021 Certificate (status: Platinum, Gold, Ordinary) depending on results of the defences.

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School programme

Logistics

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Presentations

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Schedule

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Helsinki time

15th November Video Files
09:45-10:00 Opening ceremony
10:00-10:45 Hanna Lappalainen & Markku Kulmala Introduction to Pan-Eurasian EXperiment (PEEX) programme
10:45-11:30 Risto Makkonen Earth System Modelling and specific challenges
11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:30 Sergey Chalov Hydrological modelling and specific challenges
12:30-13:15 Reima Eresmaa Numerical weather prediction and specific challenges
13:15-14:00 Alexander Baklanov & Yang Zhang Atmospheric chemical transport modelling and challenges
16th November
10:00-10:45 Alexander Baklanov & Alexander Mahura Seamless online integrated modelling and specific challenges
10:45-11:30 Michael Boy Process-based modelling for meteorologychemistryaerosol system and specific challenges
11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:30 Igor Esau Atmospheric boundary layer processes, modelling and challenges
12:30-13:15 Sergey Smyshlayev Atmospheric gasand liquid phases chemistry
13:15-14:00 Olga Popovicheva Aerosol properties, dynamics, chemistry and microphysics
14:00-15:00 Lunch
16:00-17:00 Introduction to Groups’ Research Projects
17th November
10:00-10:45 Natalia Chubarova Aerosol - cloud radiation interactions
10:45-11:30 Michael Boy Biogenic / natural / anthropogenic emissions
11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:30 Mariusz Pagowski Chemical and meteorological data assimilation
12:30-13:15 !Canceled! Evaluation of models and verification
13:15-14:00 Natalia Chubarova Ground-based observations: basics, approaches, applicability
18th November
10:00-10:45 Larisa Sogacheva Remote sensing observations: basics, approaches, applicability
10:45-11:30 Tuukka Petäjä SMEAR atmospheric composition measurements (Part 1)
11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:30 Jaana Bäck SMEAR ecosystem measurements (Part 2)
12:30-13:15 Tuukka Petäjä & Jaana Bäck European strategy in meteo, hydro, atmospheric composition and ecosystems monitoring
13:15-14:00 Sergey Chalov Russian strategy in meteo, hydro, atmospheric composition and ecosystems monitoring
14:00-15:00 Lunch
16:00-17:00 Questions to Research Project’s teachers
19th November
10:00-10:45 Pavel Konstantinov & Pavel Tersky Meteorological and hydrological measurements
10:45-11:30 Pavel Konstantinov & Mikhail Varentsov Urban scale measurements
11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:30 Varvara Mironova Environmental factors and human health: approaches and assessment (Part 1)
12:30-13:15 Varvara Mironova Environmental factors and human health: approaches and assessment (Part 2)
13:15-14:00 Timofey Samsonov GIS technologies in environmental sciences

Lecturers

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Jaana Bäck

University of Helsinki, Finland 🇫🇮

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Alexander Baklanov

World Meteorological Organization, Denmark 🇩🇰

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Michael Boy

University of Helsinki, Finland 🇫🇮

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Sergey Chalov

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia 🇷🇺

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Natalia Chubarova

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia 🇷🇺

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Igor Esau

Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Norway 🇳🇴

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Pavel Konstantinov

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia 🇷🇺

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Markku Kulmala

University of Helsinki, Finland 🇫🇮

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Hanna K. Lappalainen

University of Helsinki, Finland 🇫🇮

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Alexander Mahura

University of Helsinki, Finland 🇫🇮

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Risto Makkonen

University of Helsinki, Finland 🇫🇮

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Varvara Mironova

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia 🇷🇺

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Georgii Nerobelov

St. Petersburg State University, Russia 🇷🇺

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Roman Nuterman

University of Copenhagen, Denmark 🇩🇰

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Mariusz Pagowski

NOAA/CIRES, USA 🇺🇸

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Petri S. Clusius

University of Helsinki, Finland 🇫🇮

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Olga Popovicheva

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia 🇷🇺

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Putian Zhou

University of Helsinki, Finland 🇫🇮

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Reima Eresmaa

Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland 🇫🇮

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Timofey Samsonov

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia 🇷🇺

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Mykhailo Savenets

Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute, Ukraine 🇺🇦

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Sergei Smyshlyaev

Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Russia 🇷🇺

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Larisa Sogacheva

Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland 🇫🇮

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Pavel Tersky

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia 🇷🇺

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Tuukka Petäjä

University of Helsinki, Finland 🇫🇮

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Mikhail Varentsov

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia 🇷🇺

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Yang Zhang

Northeastern University, USA 🇺🇸

Organizers and support

The Young Scientist School is organized in collaboration with the Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) Programme and with the financial support from the Russian Science Foundation project – ”Technology for assessing the environmental condition of the Moscow metropolis based on the analysis of the chemical composition of microparticles in the system “atmosphere-snow-road dust-soil-surface water” (MegaPolis; grant No 19-77-30004); the Russian Federation Government Megagrant – “Megapolis - heat and pollution island: interdisciplinary hydroclimatic, geochemical and ecological analysis” (grant No 075-15-2021-574); the Academy of Finland projects – ”Mechanisms, pathways and patchiness of the Arctic ecosystem responses and adaptation to changing climate” (ClimEco, grant No 314799); ”Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center” (ACCC, grant No 337549); ” Learning of the competencies of effective climate change mitigation and adaptation in the education system” (ClimComp, grant No 337549); and the European Union Horizon 2020 projects – ” integrative and Comprehensive Understanding on Polar Environments” (iCUPE, grant No 689443); ”INTegrated ARctic Observation System” (INTAROS, grant No 727890); ” Research Infrastructures Services Reinforcing Air Quality Monitoring Capacities in European Urban & Industrial AreaS” (RI-URBANS, grant No 101036245); ”Climate Relevant interactions and feedbacks: the key role of sea ice and Snow in the polar and global climate system” (CRiceS, grant No 101003826 ).

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Helsinki University

Pan-Eurasian Experiment
PEEX

Russian Science Foundation

Academy of Finland

World Meteorological Organization

Russian State Hydrometeorological University

University of Tyumen
UTMN

Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research
INAR

Organising Comittee:

Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research, University of Helsinki, Finland

  • Markku Kulmala
  • Sergej Zilitinkevich
  • Jaana Bäck
  • Hanna Lappalainen
  • Alexander Mahura

Faculty of Geography, Moscow State University, Russia

  • Nikolay Kasimov
  • Sergey Chalov
  • Pavel Konstantinov
  • Natalia Frolova
  • Anatoly Tsyplenkov

University of Tyumen, Tyumen, Russia

  • Vladimir Melnikov
  • Andrei Tolstikov
  • Dmitrii Gabyshev

World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Alexander Baklanov

Russian State Hydrometeorological University, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Sergey Smyshlayev