International Workshop on the Asian Monsoon in a Warmer World

20-23 August 2017
Chengjiang, Yunnan, China
Lake Fuxian
Monsoon is an important component of the Earth’s climate system. It interacts with oceans, land, and the cryosphere and exerts far-reaching impacts on regional and global climate and environment. The variability of monsoon often leads to natural hazards, such as flooding, droughts, heat waves, and blizzards, which significantly affect the society and human lives. Therefore, monsoon research has traditionally been a high priority for the international climate community. It is also an urgent task for the scientific community to gain a better understanding of the variability and mechanism of monsoon to meet the rising demand of a reliable monsoon prediction. This is particularly challenging in a changing climate where the global mean temperature has been rising. A workshop is being planned to aim at bringing scientists around the globe to have in-depth discussions of the current status of monsoon studies. The workshop will focus on following topics:

Workshop Format:
The format of the workshop will consist of a main line of invited and selected plenary presentations. Several extended poster sessions and a few parallel sessions on the above topics will complement the plenary. Participants will be asked to submit an extended abstract, which will be compiled into an electronic abstract volume prior to the workshop and made available to all participants.

The meeting will be held at the Sun Shine Coast Hotel(江川阳光海岸酒店).
Hotel Location: Gushan Scenic Area of Fuxian Lake, 652601 Yuxi, China
Around 70 Km from Kunming Changshui International Airport

Important Dates:

Regular registration fee: 2000CNY (1600CNY for student)
Participants will be expected to arrange and fund their own travel including airfare, accommodation and local transportation. The registration fee will be charge during on-site registration on day 1, which will cover the following:

Visa Application

Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC):
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LocalOrganizing Committee (LOC):
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Location of the Meeting:
Chengjiang County lies in the central part of Yunnan Province with 52 kilometers from Kunming and 87 kilometers from Yuxi. Chengjiang possesses rich resources. It also has great advantage in tourism resource with a famous fossil site, a world natural heritage, and Fuxian Lake, the second deepest freshwater lake in China. Its water reserve is 20.6 billion cubic meters, taking up 9.16% of water reserve of all freshwater lakes in China. The fossil site in Maotian Mountain was unearthed in 1984. So far, more than 200 species under 40 categories from the Cambrian Period have been discovered. It has been named Sacred Land of Ancient Creatures, Fossil Samples of Ancient Creatures, World Treasure Bank of Fossils, and the Most Significant Discovery of the 20th Century. On July 1, 2012, Chengjiang fossil site succeeded in its application for the world natural heritage.