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China and Global Change: Opportunities for Collaboration
Under a bilateral project between NASA and CAMS, two workshops on atmospheric chemistry were held in 1990 and 1992, and stratospheric O3 was one of the selected topics. Each workshop involved between six and 15 scientists from each country who presented key findings from their research.
This area has been nourished by international exchanges and by the strong scientific leadership of Ye Duzheng, who has collaborated extensively with foreign and Chinese research communities, bringing them together. Early on, Ye emphasized the important and unique role of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau as a strong dynamic and thermodynamic perturbation on the global general circulation. He organized measurement programs and data collection to examine this effect and he has carried out a numerical sensitivity study of the effects of soil moisture on climate and hydrological variability.
This report was drafted for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's deliberations.