Dates: 25 & 26 May 2017
Venue: Mr & Mrs Ho Chun Hung Lecture Theatre (LT-12), Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, 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 and Sustainability, 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.

Conference Programme (pdf)

25 May 2017 (Thursday)
Time Author(s) Title of paper / Remarks
8:30 – 9:00 am Registration

9:00 – 9:05 am

Professor Chak K. Chan

Welcome remarks

Keynote Speech
Chair: Professor Yuguo Li

9:05 – 9:30 am

Keynote speech
- Professor Lord Julian Hunt

Changing urban environments – science, modelling and policy (Abstract)

Session I – Urbanisation and climate
Chairs: Professors Manju Mohan and Xuemei Wang

9:30 – 9:55 am

Invited talk
- Professor Fang-Yi Cheng

Long-term variations of meteorological characteristics and air pollution problem in Taiwan (Abstract)

9:55 – 10:20 am

Invited talk
- Professor Zulkifli Bin Yusop

Prediction of future flood for Terengganu River Basin, Malaysia (Abstract)

10:20 – 10:50 am

Coffee/tea break

Outside LT-12

10:50 – 11:10 am

A. P. K. Tai, M. Sadiq and D. Lombardozzi

Effects of ozone-induced vegetation damage on boundary-layer meteorology and air pollution: implications for urban climate and air quality (Abstract)

11:10 – 11:30 am

W. Zhou, R. C. Y. Li and E. C. H. Chow

Intraseasonal variation of visibility in Hong Kong (Abstract)

11:30 – 11:50 am

L. Qiu and J. Chen

Global teleconnection mechanism of climate and ocean variables on seasonal precipitation (Abstract)

11:50 am – 12:10 pm

Y. D. Aktas, J. Stocker, D. Carruthers and J. C. R. Hunt

Local urban climate modelling in mid-latitudes(Abstract)

12:10 – 12:30 pm

E.-S. Im

The impact of large-scale irrigation on rainfall in Africa using a regional climate model (Abstract)

12:30 – 12:50 pm

T. C. Lee,  K. H. Tam and S. T. Chan

Urban-focused Weather and Climate Services in Hong Kong (Abstract)

1:00 – 2:15 pm

Lunch buffet

Staff Lounge, 9/F Amenities Building

Session II – Urban effects – observations
Chair: Professor Zulkifli bin Yusop

2:20 – 2:45 pm

Invited talk
- Professor Moon-Soo Park

UMS-Seoul observation-based local circulation in Seoul Metropolitan Area (Abstract)

2:45 – 3:10 pm

Invited talk
- Professor Matthias Roth

Impact of urbanisation on the energy and carbon exchange over a residential neighbourhood in a tropical Asian city (Abstract)

3:10 – 3:30 pm

L. Peng, Y. Li, F. Peng, M.-S. Wong, P. W. Chan, and T. C. Lee

Wind loss in Kowloon, Hong Kong from 1964 to 2010 (Abstract)

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Coffee/tea break

Outside LT-12

4:00 – 4:20 pm

W. Peng, Z. Ning and  G. Hagler

A new air monitoring system assessment and application: a case study of source identification in local area (Abstract)

4:20 – 4:40 pm

L. Sun, P. Wei, F. Yang, D. Westerdahl and Z. Ning

Air sensor application in Marathon route air quality monitoring (Abstract)

Session III – Urban effects – modeling
Chairs: Professors Moon-Soo Park and Fang-Yi Cheng

4:40 – 5:05 pm

Invited talk
- Professor Xuemei Wang

Development of fine-scale urban canopy parameters in Guangzhou city and its application in the WRF-Urban model (Abstract)

5:05 – 5:30 pm

Invited talk
- Professor Manju Mohan

Impacts of land-use land cover and urban canopies on meteorology and air quality from WRF modeling (Abstract)

5:30 – 5:55 pm

Invited talk
- Professor Yuguo Li

Urban heat island circulation (Abstract)

6:30 – 8:30 pm Conference Dinner Festive China, Festival Walk
26 May 2017 (Friday)
Time Author(s) Title of paper / Remarks
8:30 – 9:00 am Registration

Session III – Urban effects – modeling (Continued)
Chairs: Professors Moon-Soo Park and Fang-Yi Cheng

9:00 – 9:25 am Invited talk – Professor Jianping Wu An emission pricing strategy based on urban heat island effect (Abstract)

9:25 – 9:45 am

C.-H. Liu, Z. Mo and Z. Wu

Parameterization of plume dispersion coefficient over rough surfaces (Abstract)

9:45 – 10:05 am

Z. Mo and C.-H. Liu

On the turbulence structure over different surface roughness: A perspective from wind tunnel measurements (Abstract)

10:05 – 10:25 am

Z. Wu and C.-H. Liu

Budget analysis for reactive plume transport over urban roughness (Abstract)

10:25 – 10:55 am

Coffee/tea break

Outside LT-12

10:55 – 11:15 am

G. Ganbat, K. Ngan, and K. K. Hon

Relative importance of regional and local pollutant sources in deep street canyons (Abstract)

11:15 – 11:35 am

M. M. F. Wong, J. C. H. Fung, J. W. P. Tse, P. P. S. Yeung, C. Ren and J. Ching

Evaluation of uWRF performance in Hong Kong with WUDAPT input dataset and the guidance for its implementation (Abstract)

11:35 – 11:55 am

P. S. Yeung, W. P. Tse, J. C. H. Fung and M. F. Wong

Comparison of meteorological impacts between expanding urban area and increasing building height in Hong Kong (Abstract)

11:55 am – 12:15 pm

Y. Fan, J. C. R. Hunt and Y. Li

Heat flux distribution above an ideal square city (Abstract)

12:15 – 12:35 pm

C. You and J. C.-H. Fung

Characteristics of Sea Breeze in PRD Region and its Response to Urbanization (Abstract)

12:35 – 12:55 pm

C. C. Holst and J. C. L. Chan

Urban regional precipitation simulations – comparison of pseudo-global warming with local forcing (Abstract)

1:00 – 2:20 pm


Chinese Restaurant, 8/F Amenities Building

Session IV– Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution
Chair: Professors Matthias Roth and Jianping Wu

2:30 – 2:55 pm

Invited talk
- Professor Chak K. Chan

Primary and secondary organic aerosols from cooking emissions (Abstract)

2:55 – 3:20 pm

Invited talk
- Professor Mohd Talib Latif

Source apportionment of PM2.5 during haze and non-haze in Kuala Lumpur urban environment (Abstract)

3:20 – 3:45 pm

Invited talk
- Dr. Erik Velasco

Particles exposure and dosage on public transport (Abstract)

3:45 – 4:15 pm

Coffee/tea break

Outside LT-12

4:15 – 4:35 pm G. E. Lau, K. Ngan and K. K. Hon Non-local ventilation diagnostics for idealized and realistic urban domains (Abstract)

4:35 – 4:55 pm

Y. Qin, H.B. Tan, Y. J. Li, L. Liu, C. K. Chan

Contribution and sources of light absorption brown carbon at a suburban site in Guangzhou, China (Abstract)

4:55 – 5:15 pm

W. He, Y.-F. Lam, I. W. M. Yeung and P. Louie

Impact of tropospheric downwash on Hong Kong air quality during southeast biomass burning (Abstract)

5:15 – 5:45 pm

Professors Johnny Chan and Jimmy Fung

Summary of conference and discussion of future activities

- End of Conference -

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