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[[Image:bnublng.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|The most impressive building on campus. It looked strangely [http://www.modelermagic.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/front_c4.jpg familiar] to us ...]]
 
[[Image:bnublng.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|The most impressive building on campus. It looked strangely [http://www.modelermagic.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/front_c4.jpg familiar] to us ...]]
 
[[Image:otheruniv.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|A neighboring university to BNU, which had an impressive statue of Chairman Mao.]]
 
[[Image:otheruniv.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|A neighboring university to BNU, which had an impressive statue of Chairman Mao.]]
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[[Image:lunch.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|We had great food at every meal. Here, a fancy lunch out with some other faculty members and the dean.]]
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=Scenes from the meeting=
 
=Scenes from the meeting=
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[[Image:internet.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|Not again! We got used to the network falling down at crucial moments.]]
 
[[Image:internet.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|Not again! We got used to the network falling down at crucial moments.]]
 
[[Image:plugins.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|We were sometimes short on plugins for all the laptops ...]]
 
[[Image:plugins.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|We were sometimes short on plugins for all the laptops ...]]
[[Image:tea.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|Especially around tea time. Safety first! Remember what John says; "China is always trying to ..."]]
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[[Image:tea.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|...especially around tea time. Watch out for electric shocks and steam burns everyone! Remember what John says; "China is always trying to ..."]]
[[Image:pingpong.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|There was an olympic class ping pong table. Why didn't we use this thing more often?]]
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[[Image:pingpong.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|There was an Olympic class ping pong table, which unfortunately we did not use often enough.]]
 
[[Image:students1.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|Back to work everyone.]]
 
[[Image:students1.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|Back to work everyone.]]
[[Image:students2.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|The Polar Research Institute of China group working hard.]]
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[[Image:students2.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|Students working hard on the side of the room ...]]
[[Image:students3.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|]]
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[[Image:students3.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|...and at the back of the room.]]
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=Night life=
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[[Image:hutong1.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|We were busy every night seeing different parts of the city.]]
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[[Image:hutong2.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|Usually we found ourselves struggling to keep up with "Hutong John" as he hurried through the maze of alleys. Quick! Don't loose sight of that red fleece jacket!]]
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[[Image:brewery1.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|Hidden away somewhere in the middle of it all, an amazing discovery ...]]
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[[Image:brewery2.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|...a [http://www.greatleapbrewing.com/ real microbrewery]...]]
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[[Image:brewery3.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|...with good beer...]]
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[[Image:brewery4.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|...and access to great takeout (here, flat bread and roast lamb skewers).]]
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=The last day=
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[[Image:billandji.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|Bill and Ji struggle to get CESM working on "Pink Bunny"; BNU's (unofficially named) climate modeling supercomputer.]]
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[[Image:ensemble.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|And it works! The group completes it's first ice-sheet / climate change ensemble simulation; suprisingly (not really), we find that Greenland's surface mass balance becomes increasingly negative (blue) as the climate warms (from left to right).]]
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[[Image:cake.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|To celebrate our minor victory, cake! Our host John does the honors.]]
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[[Image:guwei.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|A rare siting of (the highly essential) Gu Wei (in pink), without who the meeting would have been an utter failure.]]
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[[Image:group.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|Group photo in front of the big screen.]]
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[[Image:johnji.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|It's over. Ji (also essential!) and John heave a tremendous sigh of relief...]]
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[[Image:front.jpg|thumb|center|600 px|...as do the rest of the organizers and instructors.]]
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=Tourists=
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[[Image:subway|thumb|center|600 px|We managed to be tourists too. Each outing usually started on the subway, which ran very often and was always very full.]]
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[[Image:tian1|thumb|center|600 px|Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.]]
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[[Image:tian2|thumb|center|600 px|Entrance to the Forbidden City.]]
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[[Image:forbiddencity1|thumb|center|600 px|Bronze lion and palace.]]
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[[Image:forbiddencity2|thumb|center|600 px|Palace detail.]]
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[[Image:forbiddencity3|thumb|center|600 px|Rooftop detail in the Forbidden City.]]
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[[Image:summerpalace1|thumb|center|600 px|Temple in the Summer Palace.]]
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[[Image:summerpalace2|thumb|center|600 px|Summer Palace detail.]]

Revision as of 21:13, 18 April 2011

Contents

Arrival and around campus

The first thing we saw after landing in China and getting off the plane; the Beijing international airport, which was amazing.
Our accommodations while in Beijing, the Jingshi Hotel, right on the corner of the BNU campus. A welcome sight after the long trip over.
The most impressive building on campus. It looked strangely familiar to us ...
A neighboring university to BNU, which had an impressive statue of Chairman Mao.
We had great food at every meal. Here, a fancy lunch out with some other faculty members and the dean.


Scenes from the meeting

There were lots of lectures...
Martina lays out the basics of glaciology and modeling.
Thomas takes it to another level with an introduction to ELMER.
Steve muddies the waters a bit more by introducing CISM.
Bill plays anchorman and brings it home with an intro to CESM.
Not again! We got used to the network falling down at crucial moments.
We were sometimes short on plugins for all the laptops ...
...especially around tea time. Watch out for electric shocks and steam burns everyone! Remember what John says; "China is always trying to ..."
There was an Olympic class ping pong table, which unfortunately we did not use often enough.
Back to work everyone.
Students working hard on the side of the room ...
...and at the back of the room.

Night life

We were busy every night seeing different parts of the city.
Usually we found ourselves struggling to keep up with "Hutong John" as he hurried through the maze of alleys. Quick! Don't loose sight of that red fleece jacket!
Hidden away somewhere in the middle of it all, an amazing discovery ...
...with good beer...
...and access to great takeout (here, flat bread and roast lamb skewers).

The last day

Bill and Ji struggle to get CESM working on "Pink Bunny"; BNU's (unofficially named) climate modeling supercomputer.
And it works! The group completes it's first ice-sheet / climate change ensemble simulation; suprisingly (not really), we find that Greenland's surface mass balance becomes increasingly negative (blue) as the climate warms (from left to right).
To celebrate our minor victory, cake! Our host John does the honors.
A rare siting of (the highly essential) Gu Wei (in pink), without who the meeting would have been an utter failure.
Group photo in front of the big screen.
It's over. Ji (also essential!) and John heave a tremendous sigh of relief...
...as do the rest of the organizers and instructors.

Tourists

File:Subway
We managed to be tourists too. Each outing usually started on the subway, which ran very often and was always very full.
File:Tian1
Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
File:Tian2
Entrance to the Forbidden City.
File:Forbiddencity1
Bronze lion and palace.
File:Forbiddencity2
Palace detail.
File:Forbiddencity3
Rooftop detail in the Forbidden City.
File:Summerpalace1
Temple in the Summer Palace.
File:Summerpalace2
Summer Palace detail.