International Symposium on Tropical Ocean and Climate

Monday, June 15, 2015 to Wednesday, June 17, 2015
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Happy Li
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International Symposium on Tropical Ocean and Climate

Qingdao, China

June 15-17, 2015


Further information, including abstract submission, can be found on the Symposium website



Prof. Lixin Wu, Ocean University of China


Dr. Wenju Cai, Ocean & Atmosphere Flagship, CSIRO

Prof. Ping Chang, Texas A & M University

Prof. John Chiang, University of California, Berkeley

Prof. Shang-Ping Xie, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USCD


Background and Objectives

Tropical ocean interacts with the atmosphere to produce variations at multiple timescales, and these variations affect global climate profoundly through both ocean and atmosphere teleconnections. The elevation of greenhouse gases and other climate forcing agents by human activities influence important tropical ocean circulation and climate processes. There is a pressing need to synthesize our knowledge of tropical ocean and climate dynamics and their impacts on the climate of the past, present and future, in order to advance the science and improve our ability to predict their variability and future changes. This symposium aims to bring together scientists from around the globe to discuss the following and related issues:

  • Tropical ocean-atmosphere interaction
  • Interactions between tropics and extratropics
  • Tropical cyclone and Monsoon dynamics
  • Role of the Tropics in the global warming hiatus
  • Tropical paleoclimate record and modeling


Qingdao, flagship hub of China’s marine research and education

Qingdao is a coastal city by the Yellow Sea in Shandong province of Eastern China, and holds the distinction of being China's most livable city. It is a major seaport and naval base, and serves as a flagship hub for China’s ocean-related research. As part of the hub, the Ocean University of China (OUC) is China’s most-renowned and dynamic university in marine research and education.


Organizing Committee

Prof. Xiaopei Lin, Ocean University of China

Dr. Zhaohui Chen, Ocean University of China

Dr. Xiaotong Zheng, Ocean University of China


Contact: Happy LI, Ocean University of China