First Announcement and Call for Abstracts
The 1st international symposium on Regional Earth System Modeling and Analysis (RESMA) will be held from May 18–22, 2011 in Beijing, China.
With rapid population growth and economic development in East Asia, especially during the past 30 years, anthropogenic climate change has attracted much attention. Those changes are featured with increasingly strong regional forcing and impacts due to intensifying land surface modification and other regional processes, though global forcing is still dominant. Meanwhile, frequencies of extreme climatic, hydrological and environmental events have increased in East Asia under the background of global warming. In order to better adapt and mitigate the impact of anthropogenic climate change, a better understanding of the climate system and its interaction with socio-economic system is strongly required, and predictions of future climate change at regional scales have become one of the greatest challenges for the climate research community. Therefore, tremendous efforts have been taken to develop earth system models with different complexities. In order to evaluate the impact of global change on regional or even local climate and environmental changes in East Asia, high-resolution earth system models are needed to obtain detailed climate and environmental information at fine spatial scales.
Registration starts on 1 January 2011.
Abstract submission starts on 1 February 2011 and ends on 15 April 2011.
Visit the symposium website (www.tea.ac.cn/RESMA2011) for online submission and registration.