Protocol

Program

Lead U.S. Agency

Lead Chinese Agency

Dates

Objectives

Agriculture

Utilization of Water

USDA

MOWR

10/92

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.

Atmosphere

Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling

NASA

CAMS

1990-

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.

Atmosphere

PEM-West

NASA

CAMS

1991-

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.

Atmosphere

Continental Baseline Monitoring Station

NOAA

SMA

1990-

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.



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