Recently, four projects lead by researchers from Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (CAMS) have been approved as National Key Technology Research and Development Plan:
1) “Development of High Resolution Data Assimilation Techniques and East Asia Atmospheric Reanalysis Datasets” (Xudong LIANG). The aim is for a 3km grid, decade long reanalysis for East Asia.
2) “Research on Thunderstorm Electrification-discharge Processes and Lightning Effects” (Weitao LYU). This project will include basic observational and theoretical approaches to understanding lighting and will use AI approaches to develop a lightning forecasting and warning platform.
3) “Aerosol-Convective Cloud Interaction Mechanism and Its Model Application Demonstration over Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region” (Jianping GUO https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jianping_Guo6). This project aims to improve 24-hour precipitation scores in the Beijing-Tianjing-Hebei region by developing improved mixed-phase parametrization scheme that incorporate aerosol effects. The parametrizations will be developed on the basis of field campaigns.
4) “Development of Seamless Weather-Climate Model Dynamic Core on Unstructured Grid” (Jian LI). The aim is to develop a core that gives more accurate solutions and is suitable for future supercomputing architectures.
A five-year Project, named as “Key Dynamic and Thermodynamic Processes and Prediction for the Evolution of Typhoon Intensity and Structure” of the Ministry of Science and Technology is led by Prof. Zhemin Tan from Nanjing University and aims to deliver forecast products of track, intensity and structure of typhoon 3-7 days in advance, see: http://meso.nju.edu.cn/web/typhoon/.