报告1：Dynamic drivers of sustained drought over North China
报告人：Dr. Wu Peili，UK Met Office
Wu Peili joined the Met Office Hadley Centre in 1999. Before that, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh working on modelling the Mediterranean. Before that, Peili completed a PhD in atmospheric dynamics and a diploma in physics at Imperial College London. Peili's work contributes towards improving hydrological predictions of the Unified Model, and is a member of the Global Water Cycle team. He focuses on the global to continental scales, studying physical processes and large-scale dynamics linking the atmosphere, land and oceans and influencing the water cycle; evaluating model simulations of these processes; detecting and attributing past, and predicting future changes in the hydrological cycle and its impact. Peili has a broad interest in climate variability and change. Peili is a lead scientist for the Met Office's IHP project and acting as a Met Office contact for NERC's changing water cycle programme. He is also a member of the international science steering committee for the Arctic/Subarctic Ocean Fluxes (ASOF) programme.
报告2：The Dust Cycle: Wind-Tunnel Experiments, Large-scale Data Analysis, and Climate Modeling
报告人：Dr. Yang Zongliang，University of Texas at Austin, USA
Dr. Yang directs the Center for Integrated Earth System Science (CIESS) at the University of Texas at Austin, fostering interdisciplinary Earth System Science research across campus; see ：http://www.jsg.utexas.edu/ciess/. Dr. Yang also leads the Land, Environment, and Atmospheric Dynamics (LEAD) group in the Department of Geological Sciences that quantitatively addresses how land surface processes affect and are affected by weather and climate, with a focus on environmental issues of societal importance, such as the conditions of agriculture, energy, freshwater resources, ecosystems, and air quality. His publications include more than 110 peer-reviewed articles (over 60 in the past 10 years at UT-Austin), in addition to 100+ conference papers, with an ISI “Hirsch Index” of 38 and a Google Scholar H-index of 48. He has won just over $7M total as the PI in external funding. His graduate students have received prestigious federal fellowships from NSF, NASA, NOAA, Department of Homeland Security, and the AGU Hydrology Section’s Horton Research Grant. He has sponsored and co-supervised a high school student to be a semi-finalist, Siemens Competition in summer 2013. He has received the Joseph C. Walter Jr. Excellence Award, the most prestigious award at the Jackson School of Geosciences. He was a Co-Chair of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Community Earth System Model (CESM) Land Modeling Working Group from 2008 to 2013. He shared NCAR‘s Community Climate System Model (CCSM) Distinguished Achievement Award in 2008. He has been elected as a member of China's "1000-Talents" Program. He is an editor of Journal of Meteorological Research (formerly Acta Meteorologica Sinica), serves in the editorial board of the Environmental Modeling & Software journal, and is the guest editor of a Climatic Change special issue on "Regional Earth System Modeling".
报告3： Patterns and trends of land hydrological processes across China from 1950s-2000s