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China and Global Change: Opportunities for Collaboration
Lead U.S. Agency
Lead Chinese Agency
Utilization of Water
Study of surface water, soil water, and ground water in areas in need of water resources or that are liable to drought, waterlogging, or alkalization. Contact: Lucia Claster, USDA Office of International Cooperation, (202) 690-2867.
Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling
Cooperation via joint modeling workshops. The first workshop was held in Shanghai in 1990, where papers were presented on the budget and chemistry of trace gases, acid deposition modeling, chemistry-climate interactions, and stratospheric modeling. A second workshop was proposed for April 1992, which it is hoped will develop specific recommendations for substantive areas of cooperation in modeling. Contact: Robert McNeal, NASA, (202) 453-1479, U.S. PI; Chinese PI: Zhou Xiuji, CAMS.
Study of anthropogenic impacts on the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, ozone, sulfur, and aerosols due to long-range transport of air pollutants from Asia and North America. The first round of experiments was completed in 1991 (data sets not yet available). Another mission is expected to take place in 1994. NOAA and CAMS run an intensive ground station in the PEM-West network capable of measuring many particulate species. Contact: Shaw Liu, NOAA, (303) 497-3356; U.S. PI: Robert McNeal, NASA (202) 453-1479; Chinese PI: Zhou Xiuji, CAMS, 86-1-832-7390.
Continental Baseline Monitoring Station
Establishment of a baseline monitoring station in Qinghai Province for the collection of weekly air samples of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and methane. Qinghai is a unique clean-air, inland station, and the data will be used as a base for long-term atmospheric chemistry measurements. Contact: James Peterson, NOAA, (303) 497-6074, U.S. PI; Chinese PI: Zhou Xiuji, CAMS.