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Helmholtz Research School
Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions

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Summer Schools

We offer 3 MICMoR Summer Schools covering broad topics of Climate-Earth System Science in mountain areas:

I. Summer School on Climate-Earth System Science,
II. Summer School on Observation and Experimental Methods,
III. Summer School on Process Modelling and Regional Modelling.

Summer Schools provide a common knowledge basis among all candidates with regard to the overall scientific topic of MICMoR. They each run 1-2 weeks and comprise lecture courses, enhanced by exercises, practical courses and excursions to TERENO-prealpine sites.

Upcoming Summer School:

to be announced


Past Summer Schools:

MICMoR Summer School 2019:
Working with Environmental Data - From Explorative Data Analysis to Deep Learning
KIT/IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany)
September 4-13, 2019



MICMoR Summer School 2018 (Topic II):
Carbon-Nitrogen Interactions across Ecosystems and Scales
KIT/IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany)
August 16-24, 2018



MICMoR Summer School 2017 (Topic I):
Transport Phenomena and the Limits of Life in the Biosphere
KIT/IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany)
August 9-18, 2017

All main lectures of the MICMoR Summer School 2017 are available on the KIT Campus Alpin YouTube Channel, as well as on iTunes U.


  • Gabriel Katul (Duke University, NC, USA) - MICMoR Visiting Scientist and lecturer in charge
  • John Finnigan (CSIRO Atmospheric Research, Canberra, Australia)
  • Kaare Jensen (Technical University of Denmark)
  • Wilfried Konrad (University of Tübingen, Germany)
  • Costantino Manes (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
  • Stefano Manzoni (Stockholm University, Sweden)
  • Matthias Mauder
  • Nadine Rühr
  • Hans Peter Schmid (all KIT/IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany)

MICMoR Summer School 2016 (Topic II):
Biogeochemical Processes at the Terrestrial-Aquatic Interface
KIT/IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany), with trip to Lake Constance
August 3-12, 2016


MICMoR Summer School 2015 (Topic III):
Modeling of Land Surface - Atmosphere Interactions
KIT/IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany), August 16-26, 2015

Download the course schedule.


  • Gil Bohrer (Ohio State University, USA) – lead lecturer
  • Simone Fatichi (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Steven Garrity (Decagon, USA)
  • Matthias Mauder (KIT/IMK-IFU)
  • Ashley Matheny (Ohio State University, USA)


MICMoR Summer School 2014 (Topic I):
Examining Mountain Ecosystems in Regional to Global Environments
of Carbon-cycling and Climate (EMERGE-CC)

KIT/IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany), July 21-30, 2014

Download the course schedule.









MICMoR Summer School 2013 (Topic II):
Observations and Experimental Methods in an Inhomogeneous Atmosphere.
How to Make Sense of the Atmosphere in Mountain Regions

KIT/IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany), September 17-26, 2013

Download the course schedule.










MICMoR Summer School 2012
(Topic III):
Theory and Practice in Regional Modelling - Hydroclimatic Analysis and Prediction

KIT/IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany), July 10-18, 2012
Lecturer: Dr. David J. Gochis (NCAR, Boulder/CO, USA)

Download the course schedule.