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Tropical Meteorology Research


Executive Committee

Chair: Prof Chih-Pei CHANG (USA)


Dr Jean-Philippe LAFORE (France)

Dr Ngar-Cheung Gabriel LAU (USA)

Prof Richard H. JOHNSON (USA)

Prof Jun MATSUMOTO (Japan)

Dr Ajit TYAGI (India)

Dr Matthew WHEELER (Australia)

Ms WONG Chin Ling (Singapore)

Dr WU Guoxiong (China)

Prof ZHANG Renhe (China)


Expert Team on

Severe Monsoon Weather

Co-Chair: Prof DING Yihui (China)

Co-Chair: Dr Hiroshi UYEDA (Japan)


Prof Robert FOVELL (USA)

      Prof JIAO Meiyan (China)

Prof Dong-In LEE (ROK)

Prof Brian Earle MAPES (USA)

Dr Peter MAY (Australia)

Dr Zhiyong MENG (China)

Dr Dev Raj SIKKA (India)

Prof Maria A. SILVA DIAS (Brazil)

Expert Team on

Climate Impacts on Monsoon Weather

Co-Chair: Prof B.N. GOSWAMI (India)

Co-Chair: Prof Bin WANG (USA)


Dr Harry HENDON (Australia)

Prof In-Sik KANG (Rep. of Korea)

Prof Masahide KIMOTO (Japan)

Dr William LAU (USA)

Dr Jianping LI (China)

Prof Tetsuzo YASUNARI (Japan)

Corresponding Members


Ms Rokiah Haji ANGGAS (Brunei Darussalam)

Dr FONG Soi-Kun (Macao, China)

Dr Dai Khanh NGUYEN (Viet Nam)

Dr Nathaniel SERVANDO (Philippines)

Mr Chi-Ming SHUN (Hong Kong, China)

Mrs Chongkolnee YUSABYE (Thailand)


Monsoon Data Archive Centres

Center for Extreme Weather and Climate Events
(Beijing Climate Center, EAMAC, CMA, China)

Center for Monsoon Field Campaign Legacy Data Sets
(Colorado State University, USA)

Monsoon Radar Meteorology Data Information Center
(Nagoya University, Japan)

Publications/Published Articles

"Tropical Cyclone & extreme rainfall trends in east Asian summer monsoon since mid-20th century"  - CP Chang, Y Lei, CH Sui, X Lin, & F Ren (GRL Vol. 39 L18702)

"Large increasing trend of tropical cyclone rainfall in Taiwan and the roles of terrain" - CP Chang, Y Yang, & H Kuo (J. Climate. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00463.1, in press

"The Global Monsoon System: Research and Forecast" 2nd edition, World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate (April 2011)

"Climate Bridging Weather and Climate in the Research and Forecasts of the Global Monsoon System" in the March 2011 issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

"Abstracts of Papers for the Fourth International Workshop on Monsoons" (IWM-IV) (Beijing, China, 20-25 October 2008) ( WMO TD 1446) (WWRP 2008-1)

"Proceedings of the Fourth WMO International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM-IV) (Beijing, China, 20-25 October 2008) (WMO TD 1447) (WWRP 2008-2) [Preface]

"Global Monsoon System: Research and Forecast". Third International Workshop on Monsoon (IWM-III) (Hangzhou, China, November 2004) (TMRP 70) (WMO TD 1266)


Recent Activities

WMO/CAS Fifth International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM-V)(Macao, China 28 Oct - 01 Nov 2013) First Circular & Call for Papers                

Training Workshop on Operational Monsoon Research & Forecast Issues (Hong Kong, China, 01 Nov 2013)

2nd Monsoon Heavy Rainfall Workshop (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 10-12 December 2012)

International Conference on Opportunities & Challenges in Monsoon Prediction in a Changing Climate (Pune, 21-24 February 2012)

Monsoon Heavy Rainfall Workshop (Beijing, China, 12-14 October 2011)

WMO/CAS Fourth International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM-IV) (20-25 October 2008, Beijing, China)

Upcoming Activities

3rd Monsoon Heavy Rainfall Workshop (TBD, 2015)

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