Regional Earth System Modeling and Analysis (RESMA) Symposium – Beijing 2011
First Announcement and Call for Abstracts
The 1st international symposium on Regional Earth System Modeling and Analysis (RESMA) will be held from May 18–22, 2011 in Beijing, China.
With rapid population growth and economic development in East Asia, especially during the past 30 years, anthropogenic climate change has attracted much attention. Those changes are featured with increasingly strong regional forcing and impacts due to intensifying land surface modification and other regional processes, though global forcing is still dominant. Meanwhile, frequencies of extreme climatic, hydrological and environmental events have increased in East Asia under the background of global warming. In order to better adapt and mitigate the impact of anthropogenic climate change, a better understanding of the climate system and its interaction with socio-economic system is strongly required, and predictions of future climate change at regional scales have become one of the greatest challenges for the climate research community. Therefore, tremendous efforts have been taken to develop earth system models with different complexities. In order to evaluate the impact of global change on regional or even local climate and environmental changes in East Asia, high-resolution earth system models are needed to obtain detailed climate and environmental information at fine spatial scales.
Under this context, the symposium addresses the Regional Earth System Model development, as well as modeling for the past, present and future regional climate change. The Program Committee invites contributions on any of the following subjects:
A. Regional Earth System Model Development
l Regional Climate Model
l Land Surface Model
l Ecological Model
l Coupling of Components of Earth System Model
B. Feedbacks in the Regional Earth System
l Climate Change and Regional Hydrological Cycle
l Biogeochemical Cycles
l Clouds and Aerosols
l Land Use/Land Cover Change and Climate Change
C. Human Activity and Climate Change in East Asia
l Modes of Variability under Anthropogenic Climate Change and Seasonal to Decadal Climate Predictability
l Mechanistic and Reduced-Physics Models Applied to Climate Dynamics and Predictability
l Characteristics and Impact of Extreme Events
Each subject will include 1) invited keynote talks plus 30-minute open discussions, 2) contributed talks (i.e. through submissions) by young scientists, and 3) contributed posters by all who are interested. This symposium will provide opportunities for scientists and professionals to come together to address questions we share and concern.
Key Laboratory of Regional Climate-Environment for East Asia, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jackson School of Geosciences, the University of Texas at Austin, USA
Institute of Climate and Global Change Research, Nanjing University, China
FU Congbin, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Nanjing University
CHAO Jiping, China State Oceanic Administration
WU Guoxiong, Chinese Academy of Sciences
CHOU Jifan, China Meteorological Administration
YU Rucong, China Meteorological Administration
CHANG Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences
WANG Huijun, Chinese Academy of Sciences
FU Xiaofeng, Ministry of Science and Technology, China
ZHANG Chaolin, China Natural Science Foundation
MA Zhuguo, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Filippo Giorgi, ICTP, Italy
Ray Arritt, Iowa State University, USA
Greg Holland, NCAR, USA
Zong-Liang Yang, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Alex Guenther, NCAR, USA
Louisa Emmons, NCAR, USA
Ping Chang, Texas A&M University, USA
Ying Fan, Rutgers University, USA
Hanqin Tian, Auburn University, USA
Johannes Feddema, University of Kansas, USA
Robert Dickinson, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Rong Fu, University of Texas at Austin, USA
John McGregor, CSIRO, Australia
D.K.Lee, Korean Meteorological Society.
Registration starts on 1 January 2011.
Abstract submission starts on 1 February 2011 and ends on 15 April 2011.
Visit the symposium website (www.tea.ac.cn/RESMA2011) for online submission and registration.
For additional information on the organization of 1st international Symposium on Regional Earth System Modeling and Analysis, please contact:
Prof. Congbin Fu (RCE-TEA, CAS, China)
Prof. Zong-Liang Yang (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Contact: Dr. Deming Zhao
Key Laboratory of Regional Climate-Environment for East Asia,
Institute of Atmospheric Physics,
Chinese Academy of Sciences
P.O. Box 9804, Beijing 100029, China