Summaries of Selected University-Level Bilateral Projects

Program

Lead U.S. Agency

Lead Chinese Agency

Dates

Objectives

Biogeochemical Cycling of Atmospheric Trace Elements and Mineral Aerosol Over Central and Eastern Asia

URI

CAS

6/91-

Experiments focus on the atmospheric transport of soils, in particular, on the interannual variability in atmospheric dust concentrations and the meteorological conditions responsible for the concentration differences. A second focus will be to evaluate the relationships between contemporary mineral aerosol particles and loess/paleosol sequences in China. U.S. PI: Richard Arimoto, University of Rhode Island, (401) 792-6235; Chinese PI: An Zhisheng, Xi'an Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology.

Chinese Ecological Research Network (CERN)

UNM

CAS

1992-

Research data management training course to improve the management of CAS ecological data. U.S. PIs: James Gosz and James Brunt, University of New Mexico, (505) 277-9342; Chinese PI: Zhao Jianping, Bureau of Resources and Environmental Sciences, CAS.

Chronology and Dynamics of Late Quaternary Climatic and Environmental Changes

UWA

CAS

1991-

Research compares paleoclimatic indices obtained from detailed environmental records in China and in the U.S. Pacific Northwest with results of paleoclimatic modeling experiments that produce values for former wind, temperature, and precipitation at specific times in the past. U.S. PI: Stephen Porter, University of Washington, (206) 543-1166; Chinese PI: An Zhisheng, Xi'an Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology.

Climate Change Impacts

Climate Institute

CAS

8/91-

The Climate Institute is a policy organization promoting links between CAS and international scientists and an understanding of global change, especially impact assessments and GCM modeling and training. Coordinates joint meetings between China and international experts, e.g.,



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