3rd NUIST-POSTECH-CITYU Joint Workshop
on Climate Dynamics & Future Changes

Towards understanding and predicting climate variability and changes

20 - 22 December 2017 (Wed - Fri)


Dates: 20 - 22 December 2017 (Wed - Fri)
Venue: Tin Ka Ping Lecture Theatre (LT-1), Yeung Kin Man Academic Building (AC1), City University of Hong Kong (CITYU) , 83 Tat Chee Ave, Kowloon, Hong Kong (

Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong (CITYU)
Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (NUIST)
Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)

Language: English
Conveners: Wen Zhou (CITYU), Tim Li (NUIST), Jong-Seong Kug (POSTECH)
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Registration fee: HKD2340 (Regular registration per head) / HKD1560 (Student registration per head)
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December 20, 2017 (Wednesday)
09:00-09:40 Opening Ceremony              ChairTim Li
09:00-09:10 Welcoming speech by Professor Johnny Chan, Director of Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre
09:10-09:20 Opening speech by Ms. Sandy Man Kuen Song, Acting Assistant Director of the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO)
09:20-09:40 Group photo
09:40-10:30 Session 1–1:     
Chair:  Wen Zhou
09:40-10:05 Johnny Chan
Different convective asymmetries associated with tropical cyclone landfall angle
10:05-10:30 Tim Li
Theories on Formation of WNP anomalous anticyclone during El Nino: A review
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:10 Session 1–2:      
Chair:  Fei Liu
11:00-11:20 Jong-Seong Kug
Role of Sea ice-Chlorophyll coupling in Arctic climate.
11:20-11:40 Yoo-Geun Ham
Relationship between Atlantic and Pacific ocean on multi-decadal time-scale
11:40-11:55 Yeon-Soo Jang
How well do current climate models simulate relationship between Arctic warming and extratropical cold winters?
11:55-12:10 Yuhan Gong
Impact of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) on ENSO amplitude
12:30 Lunch
14:00-15:35 Session 1–3:          
Chair: Jong-Seong Kug
14:00-14:20 Jun Cheng
Reduced interdecadal variability of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation under global warming
14:20-14:35 K. Y. Cheung
Variability of WP El Niño position, its mechanism and the impact
14:35-14:50 Woo-Hyun Yang
Impacts of North Tropical Atlantic SST on ENSO in a Climate Forecast System model
14:50-15:05 Seungmok Paik
Assessing the impact of volcanic eruptions on climate extremes using CMIP5 models.
15:05-15:20 Jiahao Lu
Annual Cycle and MJO Modulation on Precipitation Diurnal Cycle over the Maritime Continent
15:20-15:35 Zhen Fu
Energetic Processes Regulating the Strength of MJO Circulation over the Maritime Continent during Two Types of El Niño
15:35-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:20 Session 1-4
Chair: Yoo-Geun Ham
16:00-16:15 Bo-Joung Park
Anthropogenic and natural contributions to the lengthening of summer season in the Northern Hemisphere

Xiaoye Zhou
Different East Asian Summer Monsoon responses in the fast and slow El Nino decaying years

Seol-Hee Oh
Large-scale features promising high prediction skill on S2S time-scale in GloSea5 hindcast
16:45-17:00 Jingxuan Cui
Projection of MJO change under global warming in CMIP5 models
17:00-17:20 Wen Zhou
Influences of the Pacific-Japan teleconnection pattern on synoptic-scale variability in the Western North Pacific
17:20-17:35 HangWai Tong
Climate Projections for Hong Kong - Current Situation and Future Plan
18:00 Dinner
December 21, 2017 (Thursday)
09:00-10:20 Session 2–1:    
Chair:  Qinglong You
09:00-09:20 Fei Liu
Divergent El Niño responses to volcanic eruptions at different latitudes over the past millennium
09:20-09:35 Jin-Soo Kim
Reduced East Asian terrestrial primary productivity linked to anomalous Arctic warming
09:35-09:50 Zhang Yue
Phase relationship between summer and winter monsoons over south China: Indian Ocean and ENSO forcing effects
09:50-10:05 Feng Hu
A theoretical model of MJO
10:05-10:20 Xiaohui Wang
Asymmetry of Atmospheric Circulation Anomalies over the Western North Pacific between El Nino and La Nina
10:20-10:50 Coffee Break
10:50-12:20 Session 2-2
Chair:  Jun Cheng
10:50-11:05 Y. T Leung
North-south displacement of the East Asian trough and its modulation on East Asian winter climate
11:05-11:20 Chi Qin
A Possible Mechanism for Formation of Western North Pacific Monsoon Trough: Nonlinear Vorticity Upscale Cascade
11:20-11:35 Akinsanola Akintomide Afolayan
Contrasting features of West African summer monsoon during wet and dry rainfall years: observational diagnostics.
11:35-11:50 Ziyue Wang
Annual to Interdecadal Variability of MJO Intensity
11:50-12:05 Qiaoyu Tong
The qusai-biweekly oscillation of the winter rainfall in southern China associated with ENSO
12:05-12:20 Hoffman Cheung
Projected Uncertainties of Northern Hemisphere Climate Change: Role of SST and Arctic sea ice cover
12:30 Lunch
14:00-17:15 Session 2–3:       
Field trip to Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geo-park
December 22, 2017 (Friday)
09:00-10:35 Session 3–1:     
Chair:  Si Gao
09:00-09:20 Qinglong You
Climate extremes in the Tibetan Plateau under the global warming of 1.5 and 2.0°C.
09:20-09:35 Chen Ma
Effects of Mean State on Tropical Cyclone Size over the Western North Pacific and Northern Atlantic
09:35:09:50 Shunan Zhai
Water Budget and Intensity Change of Tropical Cyclones over the Western North Pacific
09:50-10:05 Yeon-Hee Kim
Multi-model event attribution of the summer 2013 heat wave in Korea
10:05-10:20 Yitian Qian
Extended forecast of tropical cyclones over the western North Pacific using a dynamic-statistical forecast model
10:20-10:35 Zhifan Chen
Impacts of Tropical North Atlantic SST on Western North Pacific Landfalling Tropical Cyclones
10:35-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:20 Session 3-2:
Chair:  Wen Zhou
11:00-11:20 Si Gao
The Pacific Meridional Mode and the occurrence of Intense Typhoons over the Western North Pacific
11:20-11:35 Liying Sun
Predictability and prediction of summer rainfall of eastern Tibet Plateau
11:35-11:50 Xinyi Zhou
Change of synoptic wave train activity over western North Pacific in a warming climate
11:50-12:05 Zhibo Li
Relative roles of dynamic and thermodynamic processes in controlling positive and negative global SST trends in past 100 years
12:05-12:20 Manrui Xue
Cause of extreme hot summer in China: A preliminary analysis
12:30 Lunch
14:00-14:45 Session 3-3
Chair:  Fei Liu
14:00-14:15 Xinru Xie
Classification of precipitation intensity over Tibet Plateau
14:15-14:30 Juju Liu
Change of cloud water amount in China under global warming
14:30-15:00 Closing Remarks
Chair:  Tim Li


Hotel accommodation 

Harbour Plaza Metropolis

Superior Room on Standard Floor with corporate rate: HKD1,080 per room per night including service charge and tax

Room type: Queen-sized bed  or  two-single-bed

Breakfast: HKD110 per head per day

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