Based on the principles of equality and mutual benefit, State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences & Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (LASG) collaborates with more than 40 renowned institutes, universities, and organizations worldwide, including in the USA, France, Germany, UK, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea, etc. During 2010-2014, LASG undertakes 3 Secretariats of Chinese committees and project office for the international organizations, launches 5 international collaborations, organizes 14 international conferences and attracts 243 overseas scholars to visit the laboratory. There are 8 scientists occupy important positions in the international academic organizations and 10 scientists serving in the authoritative foreign journals. 350 people make oral presentations in the international conferences including 85 keynote or plenary ones, and 35 people server as the chairs or convenors of the sessions. LASG scientists play the leading and outstanding roles in the international projects, programs and organizations, thereby greatly contributing to the international community and strengthening the international academic status and research powers.
"Analysis and Simulation on Climatic Anomaly over East Asian and Western North Pacific" aims to reveal the dynamical mechanism for climate anomalies in East Asia and the Western North Pacific, and crucial physical factors and processes of interannual and interdecadal variations of East Asian climate; and examine the predictability of the climate anomalies in East Asian and the Western North Pacific. The results are mainly reflected in the variability of East Asian monsoon system and the development of a new coupled model for the CMIP5 simulation.
"Climate-environmental Responses and Countermeasure Study on Atmospheric Component Changes" aims to make field and network observations to get the information of the temporal and spatial variations of the atmospheric components and the related climate effect, reveal the responses of the ecosystems, and even the infectious disease pathogens, and study the countermeasures on how to save energy and reduce the emissions of the GRGS and other polluted atmospheric components, in order to face the climate change.
"Simulation Studies of Aerosol and Cloud Climate Effects on East Asia" aims at aerosol climate effects over East Asia. A systematic physical module was established for aerosol radiative parameterization and then long-term variations due to aerosol radiative forcing are investigated with LASG/IAP model. Moreover, the new version of LASG AGCM (FAMIL) is greatly improved with cooperative studies related to this project.
Forecast of East Asian Summer Rainfall and Associated Physical Processes
"Forecast of East Asian Summer Rainfall and Associated Physical Processes" is to understand the physical process and the key factors causing the droughts and floods and to improve the seasonal forecast, not only have remarkable research significance, but also are in the frontier of international academic research.
High Resolution Modelling of East Asian Summer Monsoon by using Met Office Unified Model
"High Resolution Modelling of East Asian Summer Monsoon by using Met Office Unified Model" is to improve the understanding and modelling of East Asian summer monsoon processes; understand how these processes affect the simulated mean-state and variability of EASM. The achievements will provide helpful references to the future development and improvement of high resolution climate models developed by Chinese community.
Climate Science for Service Partnership
The Climate Science for Service Partnership: China is supported by the Newton Fund UK. The Met Office UK, the China Meteorological Administration, the Institute of Atmospheric Physics will develop a strong strategic partnership by conducting cooperation in five areas: monitoring, attribution and reanalysis; global dynamics of climate variability and change; east Asia climate variability and its prediction; development of near-term climate projections; and climate services.
Supported by two joint Ph. D. training programs from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and French Embassy in China, seven graduate students were working in the Laboratory of Science on Climate and Environment (LSCE) and the Laboratory of Meteorology Dynamics (LMD) in France, and the Max-Plank-Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in German during the past years, and five of them earned the doctor degree.