Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 5 Dec 2016
Ends 16 Dec 2016
Central European Time
New Delhi - India
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
The state of the atmosphere can have a critical impact on human health. Climate extremes such as droughts, floods, heat waves &cold waves and floods have obvious direct impacts on human health and morbidity that can be immediate and serious impacts on morbidity and mortality. Climate anomalies can also lead to serious outbreaks of diseases such as dengue and malaria. Poor air quality is also a leading issue of concern for the health of populations in the 21st century, with some countries in Asia particularly affected. This school will aim to provide a series of lectures that focus of four key aspects of atmosphere-health interactions: Dengue, malaria, gastro intestinal illness, heat stress, and air quality, particularly in urban environments. Through the lectures and the hands on classes, the workshop will aim to equip the participants with • Knowledge about sources of climate observations and reanalysis product, including their relative strengths and weaknesses • Numerical weather prediction, seasonal forecasting, climate models and the assessment of uncertainty • Studies and statistics showing how climatic variations can trigger the adverse health outcomes and in what magnitude. • Processing of climate information to gain information on means and extremes • Basic statistical tools and instructions on their strengths and limitations • Statistical and dynamical modelling techniques for vector borne diseases such as dengue • Aerosol modelling and observations together with aerosol impacts on health • Optional evening classes: Basic introduction to the linux environment, cdo and R Participants will have the opportunity to learn basic techniques to access these various datasets and perform simple analyses on a linux operating system environment to allow them to be input to dynamical or statistical impacts models or modelling techniques. While not essential for selection, familiarity with the linux environment and basic shell commands would be an advantage for participants. Participants will be invited to state their impacts area of interest on the application form and invited to bring relevant data to the workshop to enable workshop project work to be oriented towards participant needs.
**DEADLINE: 09/09/2016**


S.K. Dash, R.K. Mall, Adrian Tompkins, Fabien Solmon,
ICTP Local Organizer: Adrian Tompkins, Fabien Solmon