Lead Chinese Agency


East Asian/North Pacific Regional Study (APARE)

Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, United States


East Asia/North Pacific Regional Study of the IGAC Program. Oversees PEM-West studies of atmospheric cycles of carbon, nitrogen, ozone, sulfur, and aerosols over the Pacific Basin.

Effects of Acid Rain on Forests and Lakes



Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences acid rain study in Chongqing and other sites in southern China. Chinese PI: Feng Zongwei, RCEES, 86-1-256-1870; Foreign PI: Norio Ogura, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Department of Environmental Science and Resources, 81-423-34-6906.

Equatorial Mesoscale Experiment (EMEX)

Australia, United States


This project is carried out in conjunction with AMEX, a TOGA subprogram consisting of six week experiment in 1987 aimed at obtaining a description of the mesoscale convection components of the Australian monsoon system. Chinese PI: Chen Longxun, SMA, 86-1-831-2277 x2785; Foreign PI: Peter Webster, Penn State University, Department of Meteorology (814) 865-6840.

Sino-Japanese Atmosphere-Land Surface Processes Experiment



Known locally as the HEIFE experiment, it is a large study of land surface climatology and hydrology in the Heihe River Basin in Gansu Province. The objectives of the program are to investigate air-surface exchanges, energy and water budget, the boundary layer structure, distribution of atmospheric dust over the desert, and water requirements of crops. The project is a contribution to the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment and Biological Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle research programs. Chinese PI: Gao Youxi, Lanzhou Institute of Plateau Atmospheric Physics, 86-931-25311; Foreign PI: Y. Mitsuta, Kyoto University (81–774) 32-3111.

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