Third Biannual Workshop on Climate and Health

July 13-17, 2009


The 2009 NCAR Workshop on Climate and Health will focus on two related atmospheric hazards for human health, the individual and combined effects of heat waves and air pollution. The purpose of the workshop is to train young researchers (graduate students, post-docs and early career scientists and faculty) on how to develop robust interdisciplinary research projects in the complex area of climate and health. The weeklong workshop will include lectures on relevant topics in climate and climate change and in public health and human health, vulnerability studies, urban studies, statistics, and special tools for analysis (e.g., GIS). In addition, a few successful research projects will be highlighted, providing detailed analyses of the methods and components of the projects that led to their success. There also will be hands on activities related to project development.