Paramaribo Station


Research School
at Anton de Kom University of Suriname, 13-17 March 2006

Objectives
A Research School is organized by
STAR for advanced students interested in environmental sciences or related fields, as well as for researchers involved in tropical atmospheric research. The objectives are:
1. To build capacity for global change research and monitoring in Suriname,
2. To present and discuss the results of the atmospheric observation program of Paramaribo station,
3. To discuss the future devolpments of this unique tropical observation site, and future international collaboration with other research groups.

Location
The research school will be hosted by AdeK (Anton de Kom University) and held on the pleasant campus grounds of the university.

Program

The program consists of invited lectures on atmospheric science and on measurement campaigns in Suriname and other tropical sites. In the afternoon time is allocated for a student practicum in support of the lectures. During the research school a booklet with proceedings will be produced. The program contains two excursions: to the tropical resort of Overbridge (on Wednesday afternoon 15 March) and to the indian village on the north-east coast of Suriname, named Galibi (in the weekend following the research school, on 18-19 March 2006). Galibi is located on a sandy beach, one of the few beaches in the world where sea turtles lay their eggs - around March month, when the excursion is also held!

The current program of the research school:

time

Monday
March 13

Tuesday
March 14

Wednesday
March 15

Thursday
March 16

Friday
March 17

8:30


9:00

Welcome

P. Fortuin, KNMI
Dynamics & transport: interpretation Paramaribo data

M. Fujiwara, U. Hokkaido
SOWER campaign results

H. Kelder, KNMI
Introduction: satellite observations in the tropics

H. Kelder, KNMI
Interpretation of satellite observations in the tropics

9:15

G. Verver, KNMI
Role of the tropics on world climate

T. Ambrizzi, U. Sao Paulo
Easterly waves and interaction over Caribbean

K. Petersen / C.Senten
FTIR observations / interpretations

B. Dix, U. Heidelberg
Introduction: DOAS observation techniques

B. Dix, U. Heidelberg
Interpretation of DOAS observations in Paramaribo

10:00

COFFEE

10:30

P. Fortuin, KNMI
Introduction: dynamics and transport in the tropics

M. Fujiwara, U. Hokkaido
Introduction: troposphere-stratosphere exchange in the tropics

O. Schrems, AWI-Bremerhavn
Pilot study: lidar observations of tropical cirrus

O. Schrems, AWI-Bremerhavn
Basics of atmospheric lidar techniques

D. Wip, AdeK
Mercury dispersion in Suriname

11:15

T. Ambrizzi, U. Sao Paulo
The CLIVAR program in South America and Caribbean

G. Verver, KNMI
Introduction: atmospheric chemistry in the tropics

J. Notholt, U. Bremen
Pilot study: FTIR observations in Paramaribo

Th. Warneke, U. Bremen
Basics of FTIR observation techniques

R. Nurmohamed, AdeK
Impact of changes in climate on rainfall in Suriname

12:00

LUNCH

13:30

C. Becker, MDS
Suriname weather and climate

B. Scheeren, MPI-Mainz
Gabriel campaign results



Tourist excursion

to Overbridge holiday resort

M. de Maziere, BIRA
Interpretation of FTIR observations in La Reunion

B. Tan, AdeK
Effects of large-scale dynamics on the weather in Suriname

14:15


Fortuin & Verver, KNMI
Observation program of Paramaribo station

Practicum 1
Chapter 1: Tropical meteorology

G. Wesenhagen & H. Hoeseni, AdeK
Interpretation of chemical observations in Suriname

Practicum 3
Chapter 3: satellite and ground-based observations

15:15

Guided tour
Paramaribo station at MDS

Practicum 2
Chapter 2: atmospheric chemistry

Practicum 2
continued..

Practicum 3
Chapter 3..

Practicum 4
Assignment of chapters to students

16:15

COFFEE

16:45

Discussion
Evalutation

Discussion
Common fields of interest

 

Discussion
Future collaboration

Discussion
Conclusions