Trip to the German Alps to teach a climate-carbon course

I just returned from a brief trip to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, where I was an instructor in the Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions Summer School, based at the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (KIT/IMK-IFU) .  This summer’s topic was “Examining Mountain Ecosystems in Regional to Global Environments of Carbon-cycling and Climate (EMERGE-CC)”.  My colleague Ankur Desai at the University of Wisconsin and a visiting scientist at KIT/IMK-IFU during his sabbatical was an excellent organizer and host.  Thanks to the students and KIT/IMK-IFU for a fun and productive visit.  What a beautiful place (see the view from my hotel below)!