Since the GAME Intensive Observation Period (GAME-IOP) is scheduled in 1998, the GAME Conference were very important to clarify the scientific objectives, to harmonize various observations in various fields, and to discuss details of the observations. These discussions are indispensable for the success of the GAME.
The participants are about 150 from 15 countries. About eighty presentations were divided into oral and poster ones in sessions of:
The strategy of GEWEX/GAME and collaborations with other projects|
Regional energy and water cycles
Energy and water cycles in monsoon Asia
The first session was started after opening and welcome addresses from Prof. Yasunari, University of Tsukuba, Mr. Sung-Gil Hong, Director-General METRI, and Prof. Jeong-Woo Kim, Yonsei University, Korea. The current status of each subprogram and other related projects, such as, KORMEX were talked. The second and third sessions were mainly concerning the observational results on the monsoon activities and surface observations in Siberia, Tibet Plateau and Thailand. Many are from the preliminary observations before the GAME Intensive observation Period which is scheduled in 1998. KORMEX related studies were also included. GCM model studies and satellite observation are other major component of GAME. Last two sessions were dedicated to those studies.
The conference helped us much to understand the current status of various monsoon related projects. Though the preliminary observations were not harmonized to other observations, the results of the preliminary observational studies allowed us to expect successful results from the GAME-IOP.