Program

Countries

Lead Chinese Agency

Objectives

Australian Monsoon Experiment (AMEX)

Australia, United States

SMA

A subprogram of TOGA consisting of a 6-week experiment in 1987 aimed describing the broad-scale structure of the Australian monsoon system. Chinese PI: Chen Longxun, SMA, 86-1-831-2277 x 2758); Foreign PI: Greg Hoiland, Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 613-669-4501.

Chemistry of Glacial Ice Cores

Japan, former USSR, France, Denmark, Switzerland, United States

CAS

Lanzhou Institute of GIaciology and Geocryology hosts international expeditions exploring the chemistry of ice cores from mid-latitude glaciers. Chinese PI: Yao Tandong, Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology, 86-9-312-6725 x328; Foreign PI: Lonnie Thompson, Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University (614) 292-6652; Claude Lorius, Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Geophysique de l'Environnement, 33-7-642-5872 x144); H. Oeschger, Physikalisches Institut der Universitât Bern, Bern, Switzerland, 46-316-5811.

China-Japan Chinese Cooperative Study on the Kuroshio Ocean Current

Japan

SOA

This project is carried out at the Second Institute of Oceanography, Hangzhou. Chinese PI: Yuan Yaocu, SIO, 86-571-87-6924 x352; Foreign PI: Japanese Science and Technology Agency, Office of Ocean Technology and Development.

China-Japan Friendship Environmental Protection Center

Japan

NEPA

Agreement between the premiers of China and Japan for the establishment of a national data and information center and a national monitoring standards center at the National Environmental Protection Agency. Japanese participation is coordinated by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Environment Agency of Japan. Chinese Contact: Chen Zijiu, NEPA, 86-1-601-2118; Foreign Contact: Kazu Karo, Environment Agency, 81-33580-4982.

Cooperative Ecological Research Program

Germany

CAS

Collaboration under the UNESCO MAB Program, with eight different research projects in different parts of China. Chinese PI: Zhao Xianying, Chinese National Committee for MAB, 86-1-329-7418. Foreign PI: Dr. B. von Droste, CERP Coordinator, UNESCO, Paris, France, 33-1-45-68-40-67.



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