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Email lists in the climate sciences
- Metjobs: Job ads in meteorology, oceanography
andclimatology, includes postgraduate/postdoc and summer/winter school opportunities.
- Climlist: Disseminates notices regarding conferences and workshops, data availability, calls for papers, positions available, as well as requests for information.
- Paleoclimate-List:A list for paleoclimatic researchers and scientists to discuss paleoclimate-related research.
- Australian Academy of Science Early Career Researcher List
- Provides information on funding and training opportunites in the Australian Academy of Science.
- Earthworks jobs: Job adverts in climate science, and beyond.
Academic/Professional Societies you should consider joining
Most societies have discounted, or even free, memberships for students.
- American Meteorological Society
- Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
- American Geophysical Union
- European Geosciences Union
- CLIVAR (Variability and predictability of the ocean-atmosphere system) Early Career Scientist Network
Events aimed at graduate students
- Graduate Climate Conference (GCC):A climate science research conference organized by graduate students for graduate students. An annual event that rotates between the University of Washington, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
- Intro to UNIX: An intro to basic UNIX commands by CMS team member Scott Wales.
- A hands-on introduction to using Python in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences: A free
on-linebook on Python for new users, tailored to the atmospheric and ocean sciences.
: Ablog and e-mail list forusers of Python in the atmospheric and ocean sciences.
- The Python tutorial: An online Python tutorial.
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python
A guide to provide both novice and expert Python developers a best-practice handbook to the installation, configuration, and usage of Python on a daily basis.
- Python: An online Into to Python course from Codecademy.
- An Intro to git
An Intro to git (version control) by ARCCSS PhD student Ned Haughton
- Fortran Introduction
An introduction to Fortran by ARCCSS CMS team member Holger Wolff
- Advanced Fortran
An advanced Fortran tutorial by ARCCSS CMS team member Holger Wolff
- Climate Variability Diagnostics Package (CVDP)
Developed by NCAR’s Climate Analysis Section provides quick-look plots of the major modes of climate variability in models and observations.
- NCAR UCAR Climate Data Guide
Information on different observational datasets for many variables to help to decide which dataset is most useful for your needs. It includes the strengths and weaknesses of each dataset.
- The thesis whisperer
A blog newspaper dedicated to the topic of doing a thesis, edited by Dr Inger Mewburn, director of research training at the Australian National University.
- Eloquent Science
A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, Speaker, & Atmospheric Scientist- book, website and blog.
- Academic Phrasebank
Examples of some of the phraseological ‘nuts and bolts’ of writing organised according to the main sections of a research paper or dissertation.
- Writing in the Sciences
Lectures from a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on becoming a better writer.
- Poster Design
A practical guide for scientists and engineers
Tips for public speaking. Because “imagine everyone’s naked” is terrible advice.
- Guide to public speaking
Common dos and don’ts of public speaking
- From Scholar to Dollar
Tips for taking control of your post degree destiny.
- How to prepare a really lousy submission. Some tips for making journal submissions that will have a fast track to rejection from the Water Resources Research editorial team.
- Berndtsson et al. 2007: Thesis Projects: A Guide for Students in Computer Science and Information Systems. Springer. 176 pp.
- Biggam 2011: Succeeding With Your Master’S Dissertation: A Step-By-Step Handbook. McGraw-Hill International. 384 pp.
- Carlis 2009: Design: The Key to Writing (and Advising) a One-Draft Ph.D Dissertation.Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota. 33 pp.
- Dunleavy 2003: Authoring a PhD. How to plan, draft, write and finisha doctoral thesis or dissertation. Palgrave Macmillan. 312 pp.
- Finn 2005: Getting a PhD: An action plan to help manage your research, your supervisor and your project. Routledge Study Guides.
- Gewin 2011: Rookie review. What the novice peer reviewer needs to know before combing through a submission. Nature. Vol 478. 275-277.
- Griffies et al 2013: “Elements of style for writing scientific journal articles.” Publishing connect. Elsevier.
- Johnson and Mullen 2007: Write to the Top!: How to Become a Prolific Academic. Palgrave Macmillan. 217 pp.
- Maier 2013: “What constitutes a good literature review and why does its quality matter?”. Environmental Modelling and Software. In Press.
- Mauch and Park 2003: Guide to the Successful Thesis and Dissertation: A Handbook For Students And Faculty. Marcel Dekker. 355 pp.
- Mullins and Kiley 2002: “It’s a PhD, not a Nobel Prize”: how experienced examiners assess research theses. Studies in Higher Education Volume 27, No. 4.
- Nicholas and Gordon 2011: “A Quick Guide to Writing a Solid Peer Review.” Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union 92 (28): 233–34. doi:10.1029/2011EO280001.