Zijing Forum

210

2017-09-11

Topic:Development of QNLM's High-Resolution earth prediction system: an adaptive strategy to global change

Date:2017.9.7 10:00-11:00

Location:Room S-818, Meng Minwei Science & Technology Building

Presenter:Shaoqing Zhang Ocean University of China

Abstract

Climate science studies clearly reveal that Earth Systems (ESs)  and Human Systems (HSs) impact with respect to each other, and HSs produce anthropogenic climate process drivers by greenhouse gas and aerosol emissions. Given that ESs provide resources and environments for human living and development, while global change brings out severe local climate abnormality, what is the adaptive strategy for us local people? Also, two scientific questions are at the front of climate science community: 1) how global change impacts on local weather-climate anomalies, and 2) how local weather-climate perturbations feedback to large scale changes/variations? This talk will show the development plans of Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM) on earth modeling and predictions to address these issues, and discuss significant challenges as well as potential solutions. 

Presenter Profile

Professor Zhang Shaoqing, Professor, Ocean University of China, the first level of "Zhufeng" project, Excellence Scientist of National Laboratory. In 1999, got Ph.D. from the Florida State University Department of Meteorology, engaged in joint model sensitivity and four-dimensional variational data assimilation. 2000 - 2016 worked in Princeton University-NOAA GFDL laboratory engaged in climate model predictability and data assimilation, climate reanalysis and prediction of initialization, coupling model parameter estimation and other research. 2016 to now, works in the China Ocean University POL key laboratory, Qingdao Qingdao National Marine Science and Technology Laboratory. Zhang Shaoxing is an expert in the global coupling model assimilation. He is currently engaged in regional coupling patterns and data assimilation of weather and climate prediction, ultrahigh resolution region coupling patterns and seamless numerical weather-climate studies, ocean extension range prediction mechanisms and system development initialization studies.