Dates: 25-26 May 2017
Venue: Lecture Theatre 12, Academic Building 1, City University of Hong Kong

Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology
Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong
Division of Environment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Language: English

According to the United Nations, since 2008, over half of the world’s population resides in urban areas, and the percentage continues to increase. This is especially the case for most Asian countries. Urbanisation has led to changes in land use, water availability and air quality, all of which have impacts on the meteorology and climate of not only the urban areas but the surrounding non-urban areas.

This conference therefore attempts to provide a forum for scientists to discuss the different aspects of urban meteorology and climate, especially focusing on the situations in Asia. The topics to be covered include

  • air pollution – observations, modelling, its impact on weather and climate
  • land-use change and its impact on weather and climate
  • urban flooding
  • water availability

The conference will consist of invited papers, oral and poster presentations. Authors submitting the paper should indicate whether they prefer an oral or a poster presentation. More details of the programme and the logistics will be provided later.

Invited speakers (more will be added later)

Professor Chak K. Chan, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong
Title: Aerosol chemical composition, hygroscopic and CCN activities

Professor Lord Julian Hunt, University College London and University of Cambridge, UK
Title: Changing urban environments - science, modelling and policy

Professor Fang-Yi Cheng, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Central University, Taiwan
Title: Impact of regional climate change on meteorological characteristics and air pollution in Taiwan

Professor Mohd Talib Latif, School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Title: Source apportionment of PM2.5 during haze and non-haze in Kuala Lumpur urban environment

Professor Yuguo Li, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hong Kong
Title: Urban heat island circulation

Professor Manju Mohan, Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, India Institute of Technology, India
Title: Impacts of land-use land cover and urban canopies on Meteorology and Air Quality from WRF modelling

Professor Moon-Soo Park, Meteorological Observation Laboratory, Weather Information Service Engine, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea
Title: UMS-Seoul observation-based local circulation in Seoul Metropolitan Area

Dr. Erik Velasco, SMART, National University of Singapore
Title: Particles exposure and dosage on public transport

Professor Xuemei Wang, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China
Title: Development of fine-scale urban canopy parameters in Guangzhou city and its application in the WRF-Urban model

Professor Zulkifli bin Yusop, Department of Hydraulics and Hydrology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Title: (to be confirmed)

Abstract Submission

Submission : Please send the abstracts by e-mail :
Submission format : Word document, 1 A4 page, font size 12
Deadline for submission : Apr 28, 2017
Submission template : Please click here to download the abstract template

Registration Fees

Regular Registration :       HK$ 800       Pay on/before Apr 28, 2017 (Hong Kong Time)
HK$ 1000     Pay after Apr 28, 2017 (Hong Kong Time)
Student Registration :       HK$ 400       Pay on/before Apr 28, 2017 (Hong Kong Time)
HK$ 500       Pay after Apr 28, 2017 (Hong Kong Time)

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