Protocol

Program

Lead U.S. Agency

Lead Chinese Agency

Dates

Objectives

Atmosphere

Monsoon Program

NSF

CAMS

1983-

Causes and effects of the Asian monsoon and its connection with weather patterns in other parts of the world, including studies of global teleconnections of the winter monsoon, heat and moisture budgets of monsoon convection, monsoon circulations and associated cloud systems, mesoscale dynamics and the structure of mesoscale convective systems, and the response of the tropical atmospheric circulation to monsoon heating. Rainfall data sets available from the Chinese side. Contact: Pam Stevens, NSF, (202) 357-9887; U.S. PI: K.M. Lau, NASA; Chinese PI: Chen Longxun, CAMS.

Atmosphere

Climate Studies

NSF

CAMS

ongoing

Collaborative research projects on the climatic effects of greenhouse gases and aerosols. Contact: Jay Fein, NSF (202) 357-9892; U.S. PI: Wei-Chyung Wang, State University of New York, Albany, (518) 442-3357; Chinese PI: Ding Yihui, CAMS.

Atmosphere

Tibet Plateau and Mountain Meteorology Experiment

NSF

SMA

1985–1987

Study of how large terrain complexes influence atmospheric heating and subsequent air motions. Measurements of radiation, heat and moisture fluxes near the ground to gain insight into the meteorological effects of the Tibet Plateau. Data sets available (preliminary data in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 1987, Vol. 68, pp. 607–615). Contact: Ron Taylor, NSF (202) 357-7624; U.S. PI: Elmar Reiter, Colorado State University, (303) 442-2200; Chinese PI: Zheng Qinglin, SMA.



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