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Southern China Monsoon Rainfall Experiment

(SCMREX)

(2013-2018)

              UPDRAFT

 

 

Lead Center:

CAMS/CMA

 

Lead Investigator:

Yali LUO

SCMREX is a WWRP Research and Development Project which aims to improve our understanding of the structures and evolution of the South China heavy-rain-producing storms during the monsoon outbreak period and improve prediction of these high-impact rainfall events through field campaigns, data processing and sharing, numerical modeling and analysis. Initiated and organized by the China Meteorological Administration, SCMREX consists of four integrated components:field campaign data collection/processing/sharing, numerical modelling study and physical mechanism study. Endorsed by WWRP in 2013, SCMREX has attracted widespread participation and cooperation of many countries, notably, Australia, India, Japan, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, and USA.

 

NEWS

NEW

First SCMREX International Workshop

(Beijing, China, 12-13 April 2017)

THEME:  Understanding the Science and Prediction of Severe Monsoon Weather.                                                           

Workshop Programme        Information Note

               SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVES

To better understand development of the heavy-rain-producing systems in Southern China during the pre-summer rainy season, focusing on the roles of PBL processes and underlying surface Low Level Jet and meso-scale circulations in association with fronts microphysical processes.

To improve QPF skill by: better understanding of multi-scale precipitation processes, data assimilation impact studies and model physics scheme improvement and convection-permitting (1-4km) ensemble experiments

          IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE

2013: Spin-up Phase

      Instrument inter-comparison (15-30 April)

      IOPs (8-17 May & 24-28 May)

2014: Implementaion Phase

      Field Campaign

            site selection for portable instruments (3-6 April)

            installation of instruments at observing sites (7-20 April)

            instrument calibration (21-30 April)

            continuous IOP (1 May - 15 June)

2015-2018: Research Phase

                          PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project Chairperson: Yihong DUAN (CAMS)

Project Vice-Chairperson: Yubin YU (CMA)

Members:

Yali LUO (CAMS)

Yijun ZHANG (CAMS)

Xudong LIANG (CAMS)

Jianrui YU (CMA)

Dongyan MAO (NMC/CMA)

 

WMO Secretariat Support:  Nanette LOMARDA (WWRP)

International Scientific Steering Committee

co-Chair: Meiyan JIAO (CMA)

co-Chair: Richard JOHNSON (CSU, USA)

Members:

Hiroshi UYEDA (Nagoya University, Japan)

Dong-In LEE (Pukyong National University, Republic of Korea)

CP CHANG (NPS, representing Monsoon Panel/WGTMR)

Fuqing ZHANG (Penn State University, USA)

Zhaoxia LU (Utah University, USA)

Ben Jong-Dao JOU (APEC, representing WGSERA)

Zhiyong MENG (Peking University, China)

Beth EBERT (BOM)

Noel DAVIDSON (CAWCR)

Robert FOVELL (UCLA, USA)

Jeff KEPERT (BOM)

Yuejian ZHU (NOAA, representing JWGFVR)

 

Working Group 1 (Data Management and Sharing)

Leader:Mei GAO (CAMS)

Members:

Lianshu JIE, Wenhua ZHANG, Bin LI, Shenghua ZHAO, Kongjun ZHU (CAMS)

 

Working Group 2 (Physics)

Leader: Yali LUO (CAMS)

Members:

Rudi XIA, Ling HUANG, Zhaoming LIANG, Zhina JIANG (CAMS)

Ben Jong-Dao JU (PSA)

Da-Lin ZHANG (University of Maryland)

Zhiyong MENG (Peking University)

Wai Kin WONG (HKO)

Qinlin WAN, Xiantong LIU (Institute of Tropical and Marine Meteorology)

Jianhua SUN, Shenming FU (CAS)

Graduate Students:

Xi LIU (NUIST)

Yangruixue CHEN (CAMS)

Menwen WU (CAMS)

Working Group 3 (NWP)

co-Leaders: Jian LI (CAMS) and Qilin WAN (Institute of Tropical and Marine Meteorology)

Members:

Yanluan LIN (Tsinghua University)

Xinghua BAO, Jian LI, Jinfang YIN (CAMS)

Yudong GAO, Xubin ZHANG (Institute of Tropical and Marine Meteorology)

Kalli FURTADO (UKMO)

Yuejian ZHU (NOAA)

Yuhui MA (NUIST)

Fuqing ZHANG (PSU)

 
Working Group 4 (Observing and Data Processing)

co-Leaders: Zheng RUAN and Zhiqun HU (CAMS)

Members:

Bin WANG, Yanjiao XIAO, Rong WAN (Wuhan Institute of Heavy Rainfall)

Kun ZHAO (Nanjing University)

Xiantong LIU, Hui XIAO (Institute of Tropical and Marine Meteorology)

Wai Kin WONG (HKO)

Liping LIU, Zhehu CUI (CAMS)

 

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

MEETINGS

18 May 2014  Mid-term progress meeting (Guangzhou)

WORKSHOPS  NEW

1st SCMREX Workshop (Beijing, 12-13 April 2017)

Chair of Organizing Committee: Professor Yali Luo

Workshop Information will be available soon on this site

DOCUMENTS

SCMREX Implementation Plan

PUBLICATIONS/PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Luo, Y., Y. Gong, and D.-L. Zhang, 2014: Initiation and organizational modes of an extreme-rain-producing mesoscaleconvective system along a Mei-Yu front in east China. Mon. Wea. Rev., 142, 203-221.

Yin, X., B. Wang, J. Liu, X. Tan (2014), Evaluation of conditional non-linear optimal perturbation obtained by an ensemble-based approach using the Lorenz-63 model, TellusA, 66, 22773, http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/tellusa.v66.22773.

Wang, H., et al., 2014. Initiation, maintenance, and properties of convection in an extreme rainfall event during SCMREX. J. Geophys. Res. 119, 13,206–13,232, doi:10.1002/2014JD022339

Zhao, et al., 2015. Severe rainfalls in South China during May 2013 and its relation to the onset of the South China Sea summer monsoon. Acta Meteor. Sinica, 73, 442-458

Xia, R., et al., 2015. A 6-Year Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Climatology and Its Relationship to Rainfall over Central and Eastern China. J Appl. Meteor. Clim. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-15-0029.1

Luo, Y., et al., 2016. The Southern China Monsoon Rainfall Experiment (SCMREX). BAMS. Online

Wu and Luo, 2016. Mesoscale Observational Analysis of Lifting Mechanism of a Warm-sector Convective System Producing the Maximal Daily Precipitation in China Mainland during the First Rainy Season of 2015. J. Meteor. Res., 30(5), doi: 10.1007/s13351-016-6089-8.

Zhang, X., et al., 2016. Impact of Assimilating Wind Profiling Radar Observations on Convection-permitting Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts during SCMREX. Weather Forecast. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/WAF-D-15-0156.1.

Jiang, Z., et al., 2016. Diurnal Variations of Pre-Summer Rainfall over Southern China. J Climate. Online

Luo, Y., 2016. Advances in Understanding the Early-Summer Heavy Rainfall over South China. Invited review chapter in The Global Monsoon System, III, a WMO Quadrennial Review. Editors: C.P. Chang, N. G. Lau, R. H. Johnson, B. Wang and M. Wheeler. Vol. 9, World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate, in press.

 

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