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Invited Speakers

Photo Bob Bornstein

Prof. Dr BORNSTEIN Robert

Dept. of Meteorology, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA USA
Institute for Urban Meteorology (IUM), Beijing, China

Observation and simulation of polluted urban PBLs in a changing climate.
The talk will review urban impacts on meteorological variables (e.g., temperature, wind, and thunderstorm precipitation) and the simulation of these impacts with a highly urbanized version of WRF. It will also discuss interactions between urban climate and global warming in a variety of climate zones.

Prof. Bornstein earned a PhD (1972) in Meteorology from NYU. He has been a Prof. in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at SJSU since 1969. His research focuses on observations and simulation of polluted coastal urban PBLs in a changing climate. He is an AMS Fellow, and has received lifetime achievement awards for research in urban climate from the AMS (2008) and IAUC (2009).

Photo Prof Dr Bert Holtslag

Meteorology and Air Quality, Wageningen University, the Netherlands (

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Challenges for Stable Atmospheric Boundary Layers
The talk gives an overview of the current understanding and model performance for stable atmospheric boundary layers. Many challenges still occur, in particular for clear skies and low wind speed conditions at night as well as during winter in stably stratified conditions over land and ice. Results from weather forecast and climate models are used to illustrate the state of the art as well as findings and recommendations from the Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) Atmospheric Boundary Layer Study (GABLS).

Prof. Bert Holtslag is a Senior Professor of Meteorology and Chair of the Meteorology and Air Quality Section at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. His research focuses on modeling and conceptual analysis of observations dealing with atmosphere-land interactions, surface fluxes, boundary layer processes, wind energy and urban meteorology. He is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society and (co-) author of more than 400 scientific publications, including about 140 well-cited peer reviewed articles in the international atmospheric scientific literature. 


 Bondur Keynote

Prof. BONDUR Valery

AEROCOSMOS Research Institute for Aerospace Monitoring, Russia

Academician Valery Bondur is a Presidium member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, D.Sc., Professor, the Director of AEROCOSMOS Research Institute for Aerospace Monitoring, and the President of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences. He leads the Division of Oceanology, Atmospheric Physics, and Geography of the RAS Earth Sciences Department. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Issledovanie Zemli iz kosmosa Journal, a member of editorial boards of Oceanology, Marine Hydrophysical Journal, and Geodesy and Aerophotography journals, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Information Bulletin of the Earth Sciences Department of the RAS. V.Bondur is the Head of the Environmental Management Expert Group in the framework of Federal Targeted Programme for Research and Development in Priority Areas of Development of the Russian Scientific and Technological Complex for 2014-2020, and the Head of the Working Group for preparation of harmonized calls under this Targeted Programme and EU Horizon-2020. Academician Bondur is a well-known scientist in the areas of remote sensing, development of basic physics and system-wide principles for creation of complicated aerospace systems for monitoring of ocean, atmosphere, land, geological environment, and near-Earth space in the context of the Earth sciences, environment protection and conservancy, prevention of dangerous natural and technogenic processes, etc. He has published more than 600 research papers, including 16 books. He is a principal investigator of many Russian and international programmes and projects in the areas of environmental monitoring, prevention and mitigation of natural and technogenic disasters. Twice awarded the Russian Government Award in the sphere of science and technology.



 Fu Congbin

Prof. FU Congbin

Nanjing University, China

Prof. Congbin Fu is a professor of climate change at Nanjing University, China. He is an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is currently serving as the director to the Institute for Climate and Global Change Research at Nanjing University and the Collaborative Innovation Center of Climate Change of Jiangsu Province, China.

Professor Fu is one of the earliest scientists engaged in the studies on climate and global change in China. His expertise includes atmosphere-ocean and land-atmosphere interactions, Asian monsoon climate and regional climate modeling. He has published 8 books/chapters and more than 200 peer-reviewed papers in international journals. He is one of the earliest scientists proposing the theory and method in differentiating the El Nino patterns based on the zonal sea surface temperature profile in the Equatorial Pacific.

Prof. Fu has been actively involved in international academic organizations. For example, he served as the Executive member of ICSU (International Council of Science Union), a Vice-President of China Association for Science and Technology, and the President of Pacific Science Association, Scientific Steering Committee member of IGBP, the founder and the first Chair of MAIRS (Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study). He is also a foreign member of Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters of Finland, and awarded honorary doctorate from University of Gothenburg.


Huadong Guo

Prof. GUO Huadong

Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Huadong Guo is a Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), an Academician of CAS, and a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS). He presently serves as President of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE), Past-President of ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), Science Committee Member of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme co-sponsored by ICSU, ISSC and UNISDR, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Digital Earth and Chairman of the Chinese National Committee for ISDE and China Committee for IRDR. He also serves as Director of the International Center on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) under the Auspices of UNESCO, and Director of the CAS-TWAS Center of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation (SDIM). Prof. Guo has over thirty years of experience in remote sensing, specializing in radar for Earth observation and research on Digital Earth. He has been the principle investigator for over thirty major national projects in China, and principle investigator for seven international radar remote sensing projects. He has published more than four hundred papers and sixteen books, and is the principal awardee of thirteen national and CAS prizes, one being “National Outstanding Expert”, awarded by the State Council of China. He also received the N.M. Przewalski Gold Medal awarded by the Russian Geographical Society, and the Boon Indrambarya Gold Medal awarded by the 30th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing.



08 markku kulmala

Academy Prof. KULMALA Markku

Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland

Academy Prof. Markku Kulmala (M) directs the Division of Atmospheric Sciences at the Department of Physics University of Helsinki and has served as a professor at the University of Helsinki since 1996. Kulmala is currently coordinating the Centre of Excellence "The Centre of Excellence in Atmospheric Science - From Molecular and Biological processes to The Global Climate", appointed by the Academy of Finland first time in 2002 and the Nordic Center of Excellence, appointed by Nordforsk "Cryosphere-atmosphere interactions in a changing Arctic climate" (CRAICC), which is the largest joint Nordic research and innovation initiative to date, aiming to strengthen research and innovation regarding climate change issues in the Nordic and high-latitude Regions. Kulmala is also Director of the Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) Program started in 2012. Prof. Kulmala together with Prof. Hari is the primary inventor of the SMEAR (Station Measuring Ecosystem-Atmosphere Relations) concept. According to the ISI Web of Knowledge, M. Kulmala is in the first place in the Citation Rankings in Geosciences (since 1.5.2011). His H-factor is 85. Prof. Kulmala has received several international awards such as the Smoluchovski Award (1997), the International Aerosol Fellow Award (2004), the Wilhelm Bjerkenes medals (2007), Fuchs Memorial Award (2010), Litke Medal (2015).



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