WCRP/CLIVAR Second International Symposium on Boundary Current dynamics
The global oceanic basins feature energetic boundary currents that respond to global climate change, interact with coastal ocean, transport heat and water mass, and support a diversity of ecosystems. In our 2010 successful first ‘International Symposium on Boundary Current dynamics: its connection with open-ocean and coastal processes and responses to global climate change,’ many climatologists and oceanographers congregated in Qingdao to synthesize understanding and discuss future research forefronts in boundary currents and coastal processes within the context of global climate changes. Significant progresses have been made in the past three years, and we think it’s time to meet and compare notes again.
We are delighted to announce that the second ‘International Symposium on Boundary Current dynamics’ will be held in Li Jiang, Yun Nan, China, 8-9 July, 2013, to be followed by a joint session of CLIVAR Pacific and Indian Ocean panels. A main goal of this meeting is to provide a forum to discuss the recent advances. We would appreciate if you could forward the announcement to your colleagues, students and young scientists.
Continuing from the themes of our first symposium, the scientific questions to be addressed in this symposium will include, but not limit to:
· What are key processes that determine variability of boundary currents in the tropical-subtropical basins? How do climate changes affect these processes? How does boundary current variability affect climate?
· What are the main dynamic processes that govern interactions between boundary currents and coastal seas? How does climate variability affect such interactions and change physical and biological states in coastal seas?
· What are observational and modeling needs to address the dynamics and to assess the future changes of deep ocean-marginal sea system? How to improve the decadal and longer timescale predictability of the climate system?
We welcome everyone’s insights into the system of boundary currents, either through observational, theoretical, or modeling studies. We look forward to seeing you in Li Jiang.
Chair: Lixin Wu (Ocean University of China, China)
Wenju Cai (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia)
Dunxin Hu (Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Shang-Ping, Xie (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, United States of America)
Bo Qiu (University of Hawaii, United States of America)
Andreas Schiller (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia)
Martin Visbeck (Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences, Germany)
Ping Chang (Texas A&M University, United States of America)
Local Organization Committee
Chair: Xiaopei Lin (Ocean University of China, China)
Jian Lan (Ocean University of China, China)
Xiuquan Wan (Ocean University of China, China)
Mingkui Li (Ocean University of China, China)
Zhaohui Chen (Ocean University of China, China)
Xiangzhou Song (Ocean University of China, China)