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ECS Mini-Workshop (Feb. 2021)

A mini-workshop for all early career scientists (ECS) of W2W was organized by the ECS committee and held virtually on 17 February 2021. With a maximum number of 40 participants the mini workshop was a great success!

The workshop started with a session led by Franziska Teubler on the basics of potential vorticity (PV) and the "PV thinking" concepts. In a hands-on session, the participants performed their own piecewise PV inversion on jupyterhub. Christopher Polster then introduced the basic idea of ensemble sensitivity analysis and offered a practical exercise, which recreated some sensitivity maps of the Magnusson (2017) paper about the diagnostics of forecast errors. Mirjam Hirt then gave a presentation on "causation vs. correlation". After reviewing the theory in a "linear world", Mirjam showed how this approach can be used in meteorological applications, and the ECS discussed a practical example from Chen and Pearl (2015) in small breakout groups. To finish the day, the participants presented online tools they find useful for their research. A variety of tools, learning materials, as well as a scientific "correlation" game were presented.

Thank you to Franziska, Christopher and Mirjam for your contributions! 

mini-workshop-2021Participants of the Mini-Workshop on 17 Feb. 2021

The program of the workshop is available here.