On April 18-20, the 'Stratospheric Tropospheric Interaction Young Scholar Forum' co-sponsored by the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the College of Atmospheric Sciences, Lanzhou University, was held in Tianshui City, Gansu Province. The forum was co-launched by Researcher Wang Lin from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Associate Professor Tian Hongying, Associate Professor Luo Jiali, and Associate Professor Zhang Jiankai, College of Atmospheric Sciences, Lanzhou University. And it was funded by the national key research and development project project 'Study on the mechanism of stratospheric quasi-two-year oscillation and its impact on East Asian climate interannual variability (2018YFC1506003)'. More than 100 young scholars and 7 invited senior experts from nearly 20 scientific research institutes and universities participated in the forum. They are from Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, National Climate Center, Peking University, Nanjing University, Beijing Normal University, Zhejiang University, University of Science and Technology of China, Fudan University, National University of Defense Technology, Sun Yat-sen University, Lanzhou University,ect..
At the opening ceremony, four senior experts in the field of stratosphere IAMAS (International Association for Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences) China Committee Vice Chairman Researcher Bian Jianchun, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Meteorological Society Professor Hu Yongyun, SPARC (Stratospheric-Tropospheric Process and Its Climate Change International Program for the Role of China) Researcher Chen Wen, member of the Scientific Steering Committee, and Professor Tian Wenshou, Dean of the College of Atmospheric Sciences, Lanzhou University, delivered speeches successively. They affirmed the importance of stratospheric atmospheric research and the need to strengthen exchanges among young scholars in this field, and suggested that stratospheric academic exchange meetings be held regularly in the future. Tian Wenshou also expressed a warm welcome to the scholars participating in the forum on behalf of the host.
The forum organized 57 wonderful academic reports, covering the impact of the stratosphere on the weather and climate of the troposphere, the long-term change trend of the stratospheric system, the material exchange between the stratosphere and the troposphere, stratospheric observations, simulations, and assimilation forecasts. The participating scholars conducted in-depth discussions on the content of the report. In addition to academic reports, the forum also set up special group discussions and conference discussions. Focused on the international frontiers and national needs of stratospheric research, exchanges and cooperation between different directions of the stratosphere, compilation and sharing of stratospheric data, numerical models of stratospheric processes, curriculum construction in the stratospheric direction, and training of young talents, young scholars expressed their opinions, exchanged and interacted with senior experts, and reached a preliminary consensus on curriculum construction, data sharing, special issues and review articles.
This forum has a strong academic atmosphere, full interaction and in-depth discussions, which will definitely promote the development of disciplines in the stratospheric field and the growth of young scholars.