Dr. Yi Wang from School of Global Studies, University of Sussex and his students visited Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on 16 March 2016. The major purpose of this visit is to promote the potential cooperation and make academic exchange between LASG/IAP and University of Sussex. Assistant Director-General of IAP and Deputy Director of LASG Prof. Tianjun Zhou, and Dr. Yi Wang co-presided over the meeting.
Prof. Tianjun Zhou firstly introduced history, research field and modeling development of LASG, Dr. Yi Wang presented the teaching and research progress of the University of Sussex. Sussex is a leading research university, as reflected in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Over 75 per cent of research activity at Sussex is categorised as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in terms of originality, significance and rigour. Next, Dr. Xiaolong Chen and Dr. Wenxia Zhang made speech of Brief Introduction of Monsoon Climate in China and Trouble with Freshwater Supply in the Future.
After the meeting, Dr. Yi Wang and his students visited LAPC/IAP and the 325-meter high meteorological observation tower of the IAP, CAS. Prof. Jinyuan Xin and Mr. Shengjie Hou introduced took them to the Chinese Ecosystem Research Network-Sub Center of Atmospheric Sciences and the Atmospheric Environmental Analysis Laboratory. Science Popularization Group members of IAP Yuqing Long and Xiaozhen Lin briefly introduced the meteorological observation tower which built in August 1979 and serves studies of air pollution, the atmospheric boundary layer, and atmospheric turbulence diffusion, among others. The unique advantage of the IAP meteorological observation tower lies in its height—the highest in Asia and the second highest in the world—and its finely distributed observation platforms.
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Prof. Tianjun Zhou presided over the meeting
Dr. Yi Wang made speech
Dr. Xiaolong Chen made speech
Dr. Wenxia Zhang made speech