The Second International Workshop on the East Asian Monsoon (IWEAM 96): Joint Steering Meeting for KORMEX and HUBEX

21-22 October 1996, Seoul, Korea

by Chung-Kyu Park
Korea Meteorological Administration
Seoul, 110-101, Korea

'The Second International Workshop on the East Asian Monsoon (IWEAM 96): Joint Steering Meeting for KORMEX and HUBEX' was held in Seoul during 21-22 October at the Yonsei University Alumni Building, sponsored by Meteorological Research Institute (METRI). The objective of the workshop is to discuss implementation plans for 'Korea Monsoon Experiment (KORMEX)' and 'Huaihe River Basin Experiment (HUBEX)'. The primary goals of KORMEX include better understanding of the meso-scale rain-producing systems and enhancing prediction of heavy rainfall during the East Asian summer monsoon period.

KORMEX will be carried out with several other international monsoon programs, such as GAME (GEWEX Asia Monsoon Experiment), SCSMEX (South China Sea Monsoon Experiment), HUBEX, TIPEX (Tibetan Plateau Experiment), upon approval of the plans by the Korean government. The scheduled intensive observation period (IOP) is April-August 1998.

About twenty scientists were invited from China, Japan, and US. Also, a broad spectrum of Korean scientists from operational center, research institutes, and universities, in the fields of atmospheric science and hydrology, actively participated in the two day sessions of the workshop. The Chair of the IWEAM 96 Organization Committee is Dr Jai-Ho Oh at METRI.

The workshop covered many aspects of the East Asian summer monsoon, including the present status of the East Asian summer monsoon research and monsoon prediction, with major emphasis on the observation, communication, and meso-scale features of the monsoon. The workshop consists of the following six sessions:

  1. Outline of HUBEX/KORMEX and National Summer Monsoon Reports
  2. Monsoon Variability
  3. Numerical Modeling
  4. Intensive Field Observation
  5. Data Management
  6. Panel Discussion

Program Agenda

The Second International Workshop on the East Asian Monsoon
- Joint Steering Meeting for KORMEX and HUBEX -

Yonsei University Alumni Center, Seoul, Korea
21-22 October 1996

21 October 1996 (Monday)

Opening Address:Sung-Gil Hong, Director General, Meteorological Research Institute
Welcome Address: Jong-Hon Bong, Administrator, KMA
Soon-Ung Park, President, Korean Meteorological Society
Jeong-Woo Kim, Chairman, KMSP
Session 1Outline of HUBEX/KORMEX and National Summer Monsoon Reports
(Chair: Dong-Kyou Lee)
9:30-9:45 Outline and current status of KORMEX
Jai-Ho Oh, Meteorological Research Institute/KMA, KOREA
9:45-10:00 Outline of Japanese GAME/HUBEX IFO
Yasushi Fujiyoshi, Hokkaido University, JAPAN
10:00-10:15 The present status and future of research of the east Asian monsoon
Yihui Ding, National Climate Center, CHINA
10:15-10:30 The Characteristics of 1996 Changma in Korea
Hyo-Sang Chung, Korea Meteorological Administration, KOREA
10:30-10:45 1996 report on monsoon and associated rainfall in east Asia
Yihui Ding, National Climate Center, CHINA
10:45-11:00 Japanese national report on summer monsoon in 1996
Nobuo Yamazaki, Meteorological Research Institute, JAPAN
11:00-11:15 Development of hydrological and meteorological models in LLNL
William Dannevik, LLNL, Univ. of California, U.S.A.
11:15-11:30COFFEE BREAK
Session 2 Monsoon Variability I (Chair: Tetsuo Yasunari)
11:30-11:55 Large-scale characteristics of Changma
In-Sik Kang, Seoul National University, KOREA
11:55-12:20 On the low frequency oscillation of SST on the west shelf of Yellow Sea
Faxui Zhou, Shenyu Yu, and Gang Fu
Ocean University of Qingdao, CHINA
Session 2 Monsoon Variability II
13:40-14:05 Interannual variation of the east Asian summer monsoon and possible forcing mechanisms
Chung-Kyu Park, Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA, U.S.A.
14:05-14:30 Scientific interest of GAME/HUBEX and some results of the pilot study on the basin-scale water cycle as a subsystem of the global-scale Asian monsoon
Kuranoshin Kato (Nagoya Univ., JAPAN), Hiroshi Matsuyama (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., JAPAN), Jun Matsumoto (Univ. of Tokyo, JAPAN) and Takao Takeda (Nagoya Univ., JAPAN)
14:30-14:55 Simulation of 1987 and 1988 east Asian monsoon by the NCEP nested regional spectral model
Song-You Hong and Hann-Ming Henry Juang
Environmental Modeling Center, NCEP, U.S.A.
Session 3 Numerical Modeling I (Chair: Jin-Won Kim)
14:55-15:20 Cyclogenesis over the Changma front initiated by a mesoscale convective system
Tae-Young Lee (Yonsei Univ., KOREA) and Young-Hwa Kim (Korea Meteorological Administration, KOREA)
15:20-15:45 The UC-LLNL regional climate system model
Norman Miller and Jinwon Kim
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Univ. of California, U.S.A.
15:45-16:00COFFEE BREAK
Session 3Numerical Modeling II
16:00-16:25 Scientific issues of hydrologic model for the east Asian summer monsoon study
Deghyo Bae, Changwon National University, KOREA
16:25-16:50 Strategy of meso-scale hydrological and cloud resolving models and 4DDA in HUBEX
Kazuhisa Tsuboki, Tokyo University, JAPAN
16:50-17:15 Significance of a nesting technique for the numerical forecasting on regional rainfall in the mountainous coastal area
Hyo Choi, Kangnung National University, KOREA
17:15-17:40 Storm-scale NWP: Results from operational tests during spring 1995-1996
Kelvin Droegemeier, University of Oklahoma, U.S.A

22 October 1996 (Tuesday)

Session 4 Intensive Field Observation I (Chair: Tae-Young Lee)
9:00- 9:25 Intensive observation of KMA
Chun-Woo Lee, Korea Meteorological Administration, KOREA
9:25-9:50 A comparative study of soil moisture contents at small watershed scale
Chang Soo Rim, Korea Water Resources Corporation, KOREA
9:50-10:15 KORMEX intensive observing program for meso-scale convection and heavy rainfall
Dong-Kyou Lee, Seoul National University, KOREA
10:15-10:40 IOPs observations for GAME/HUBEX
Yuanjing Zhu and Wenjian Zhang (Peking University, CHINA), and Yihui Ding and Yan Zhang (National Climate Center, CHINA)
10:40-11:00COFFEE BREAK
Session 4 Intensive Field Observation II
11:00-11:25 Space development in Korea
Soon-Dal Choi, Satellite Technology Research Center, KAIST, KOREA
11:25-11:50 Satellite measurements of hydrological variables within the atmosphere (SSM/I-derived column water vapor)
Byung-Ju Sohn, Seoul National University, KOREA
11:50-12:15 Outline of the intensive rawinsonde observation in the HUBEX/regional 4DDA domain
Kuranoshin Kato and Takao Takeda, Nagoya University, JAPAN
12:15-12:40 Ocean surface wind and air pressure measurement using meteorological drifters and buoys
Dong-Kyu Lee, Pusan National University, KOREA
Session 5 Data Management (Chair: Yihui Ding)
14:00-14:25 The planning of KORMEX data production and management
Gyu-Ho Lim, Seoul National University, KOREA
14:25-14:50 Data management of GAME/HUBEX
Zhu Zhang, Chinese Meteorological Administration, CHINA
14:50-15:15 Development of water-related information system in Korea
Hyoungseop Kim, Dongryul Lee, Hyeonjun Kim, Hyesoon Kim and Sung Kim, Korea Institute of Construction Technology, KOREA
15:15-15:40 Data Assimilation system at KMA
Joo-Young Cho, Korea Meteorological Administration, KOREA
15:40-16:00COFFEE BREAK
Session 6 Discussion (Chair: Jai-Ho Oh)
16:00-17:30 Topics: Strategy of GAME/HUBEX, KORMEX Implementation Plan and GAME international conference
Panelist: Jeong-Woo Kim, Tetsuo Yasunari, Yihui Ding, William Dannevik and Takao Takeda

Dr. Chung-Kyu Park
Korea Meteorological Administration
Seoul, 110-101, Korea