International GEWEX/GASS/LS4P and TPEMIP Regional Modeling & Aerosol in Snow Workshop

Jul 7 - 9, 2019 | Nanjing, China

Agenda of “International GEWEX/GASS/LS4P and TPEMIP Regional Modeling & Aerosol in Snow Workshop”

Day 1: 7 July 2019 (Sunday)

08:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:05 Welcome Address by The Nanjing University

Project Presentation (Chair: Aaron Boone)

09:05 – 09:25 Brief Overview of Third Pole Environment Project – Tandong Yao (TPR/CAS, China)

09:25 – 09:30 Overview of GEWEX/GASS Activities – Xubin Zeng (UCLA, USA)

09:30 – 09:50:00 LS4P Progress Report: Preliminary Results, Issues, & Further Plans – Yongkang Xue (UCLA, USA)

Session I Observation (Chair: Tandong Yao & Weidong Guo)

09:50 – 10:05 Ping Zhao (CAMS/CMA, China)

10:05 – 10:20 A big data center for the third pole – Xin Li (TPR/CAS, China)

10:20 – 10:50 Cofffee Break

10:50 – 11:05 Comparisons and Validation of CLDAS Multi-resolution 2-meter Surface Air Temperature data – Chunxiang Shi (CMA, China)

11:05 – 11:20 Observation and Simulation of land-air and lake-air interactions on the Tibetan Plateau – Kun Yang (TPR/CAS, Tsinghua University, China)

11:20 – 11:35 Preparing for a Space borne Imaging Spectrometer: New Algorithms to Retrieve Snow and Ice Properties – Jeff Dozier (UCSB, USA)

11:35 – 11:50 Overview of the Global Land Surface Satellite (GLASS) products for the climate studies over TP – Shunlin Liang (UMD, USA)

11:50 – 13:15 Lunch

13:15 – 13:30 Linking Atmospheric Pollution to Cryospheric Change in the Third Pole Region: Current Progresses and Future Prospects – Shichang Kang (NIEER/CAS, China)

13:30 – 13:45 Status of cryospheric monitoring in Nepal Himalaya – Shrestha Maheswor (WECS, Nepal)

13:45 – 14:00 The potential utility of precipitation estimates from the High Asia Refined analysis (HAR) in hydrological simulations for the Third Pole river basins – Fengge Su (TPR/CAS, China)

Session II ESM LS4P Tests (Chair: Jeff Dozier)

14:00 – 14:15 Impact of land surface conditions on seasonal predictability over China. – Zhaohui Lin (IAP/CAS, China)

14:15 – 14:30 Meteo-France LS4P activity – Constantin Ardilouze, Aaron Boone (Meteo-France, France)

14:30 – 14:45 Preliminary LS4P results from the E3SMv1 model – Qi Tang (LLNL/DOE, USA)

14:45 – 15:00 Preliminary results on the role of the Tibetan Plateau surface temperature in subseasonal prediction: a study using CAS FGOALS-f2 – Xin Qi (BNU, China)

Session III Regional Modeling (Chair: Bill Lau & Shuyu Wang)

15:00 – 15:15 High-resolution regional climate modeling over the Third Pole: plans and progresses made by the Pan-TPE program – Deliang Chen (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

15:15 – 15:30 Modeling the coupled land-atmosphere system of Asia: Performance of multiple RegCM-CLM versions over the Tibetan Plateau – Guiling Wang (University of Connecticut, USA)

15:30 – 15:45 Advantages of high resolution simulation over the Asian mountain regions – Shiori Sugumoto (JAMSTEC, Japan)

15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 – 16:30 CWRF Simulations of Tibetan Heating Remote Impacts on Yangtze River Basin Precipitation – Xinzhong Liang (UMD, USA)

16:30 – 16:45 The response on temperature variation of Tibetan Plateau in different Cumulus/PBL/LSM schemes – Jinming Feng (IAP/CAS, China)

Session IV Lightning Talks (Chair: Yongkang Xue & Aaron Boone)

16:45 – 17:35 Lightning Talks (4min Each)

17:35 – 18:15 Posters

19:00 – Reception

Day 2: 8 July 2019 (Monday)

Session III Regional Modeling (Chair: Yun Qian)

08:15 – 08:30 Regional Climate Simulations over CORDEX East Asia – Jianping Tang (Nanjing University, China)

08:30 – 08:45 Possible constraints of diurnal cycle of convection over the Tibetan Plateau during the spring season – Tomonori Sato (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Project Presentation

08:45 – 09:00 GEWEX Current and Planned High Mountain Activities and their relationship to the Third Pole Environment – Peter Van Oevelen (GEWEX)

Session V: LAPS (Chairs: Deliang Chen & Peter Van Oevelen)

09:00 – 09:15 Impacts of snow-darkening effect by light absorbing particles on Himalayas-Tibetan Plateau snow cover, and influence on Asian summer monsoon rainfall – Bill Lau (UMD, USA)

09.15 – 09:30 A surprising role of soil moisture response in extending the impacts of aerosols on the South Asian summer monsoon – Chien Wang (CNRS/UPS, France)

09:30 – 09:45 A review of light-absorbing particles in snow and ice over High Mountain Asia and their climatic and hydrological impact – Yun Qian (PNNL/DOE, USA)

09:45 – 10:00 Quantifying snow-darkening and atmospheric radiative effects of black carbon and dust on the South-Asian Monsoon and hydrological cycle using variable resolution CESM – Xiaohong Liu (University of Wyoming, USA)

10:00 – 10:15 Modeling light absorbing aerosols and their radiative feedback in western China – Zhenming Ji (SYSU, China)

10:15 – 10:30 Clouds and precipitation in Tibetan Plateau: satellite observations and CAM5 simulation” – Guang Zhang (UCSD, USA)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break & Group Photo

11:00 – 12:00 Breakout Group Discussion (RCM Group and Data Group; LAPS group. ESM group members participate in these two groups’ discussion)

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:00 Breakout Group Discussions continued (Regional Group, LAPS Group, Data Group, ESM Group)

15:00 – 15:20 Coffee Break

15:20 – 16:30 Report-outs on Breakout Discussions and Exchanges

16:30 – 17:00 Summary of Each Group after Feedback

18:00 – Dinner

Day 3: 9 July 2019 (Tuesday)

09:00 – 12:00 Discussions for some Modeling Groups**

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

End of the Workshop

Regional Group coordinators: Guiling Wang, Shiori Sugumoto, Shuyu Wang; Rapporteur: Miao Yu

LAPS Group coordinators: Bill Lau, Yun Qian; Rapporteur: Huilin Huang

Data Group coordinators: Ping Zhao, Xin Li; Rapporteur: Weicai Wang

ESM Group coordinators: Aaron Boone, Qi Tang; Rapporteur: Hongliang Zhang

** Yongkang is available for individual meeting by appointment

Lightning Talks (4min each)


Qin Bo (LASG/CAS, China) – An Introduction to FGOALS-f2 S2S prediction system

Yanluan Lin (Tsinghua University, China)

Hongliang Zhang (NMC/CMA, China)

Paulo Nobre/ Sin Chan Chou (CPTEC/INPE, Brazil) – A study of global climate change with the Brazilian Earth System Model – BES

Regional Modeling

Sin Chan Chou (CPTEC/INPE, Brazil) – The regional Eta model: some experiences

Jinkyu Hong (Yunsei University, Korea) – Introduction to WRF modeling study at Yonsei University

Lixin Lu (CSU, USA)

Sha Lu (Nanjing University, China) – Sensitivity of high resolution WRF modeling to different land surface schemes over the Central Asian regions

Xiaokiang Song (NMEFC, China)

Hiroshi Takahashi (Tokyo Metro. Univ., Japan)

Miao Yu (NUIST, China) – Performance of RegCM4.3.4 in simulating 2 m temperature and precipitation over the Tibetan Plateau.


Huilin Huang (UCLA, USA) – Modeling aerosols in snow in SSiB

Sixiao Yang (SYSU, China) – How biomass burning aerosols from Indo-China Peninsula affect Southern China rainfall under El Nino events

Xian Zhu (SYSU, China) – Projected mean and extreme temperature and precipitation over Central Asia: Results from dynamical downscaling and CCSM4