The CMA leader will act as the head of the Steering Committee including members from the Department of Science and Technology and Climate Change, Department of Forecasting and Information System, Department of Integrated Observations, Department of International Cooperation of CMA, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences as well as the leaders of the meteorological bureaus of Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, and Hong Kong. The Steering Committee is responsible for leading the field experiment and organizing and coordinating the participating units.
(2) International Science Steering Committee
The International Science Steering Committee (ISSC) is co-chaired by Dr. Meiyan Jiao (CMA) and Prof. Richard Johnson (Colorado State University, US). Members of the ISSC are mainly from the WMO/WWRP WGs: Prof. Chih-Pei Chang (Naval Postgraduate School, US), Prof. Robert Fovell (University of California at Los Angeles, US), Prof. Dong-In LEE (Pukyong National University, KOREA), Prof. Zhiyong MENG (Peking University, CHINA), Prof Hiroshi. UYEDA (Nagoya University, JAPAN), Tom Keenan (Australian Meteorology Administration; WWRP NowcastingWG), Dr. Renhe Zhang (CMA). The purpose of the committee is to instruct and deliberate the design of this field experiment and other research-related work, and to oversee the operation of the field experiment.
(3) Project Chief Scientist
The Chief Scientist is Dr. Yali Luo (CAMS), who will be responsible for the field experiments and scientific aspects of the project.
(4) Working Groups
The project has established four working groups, including Observation Working Group, Data Working Group, Modeling Working Group, and Physics Working Group. Each working group consists of some interested scientists/researchers with a few leaders, who will be responsible for the research and various work related to the field campaign under the leadership of the Chief Scientist.
(5) Leading and Participating Units and Scientists
This field experiment is leaded and organized by the State Key Laboratory of Severe Weather at CAMS. The participating units in mainland China include Guangzhou Institute of Tropical and Marine Meteorology, Wuhan Institute of Heavy Rains of CMA, Peking University, National Meteorological Centre, National Satellite Meteorological Centre, National Meteorological Information Centre, National Meteorological Observation Center, Guangdong Meteorological Bureau, Guangxi Meteorological Bureau, Hainan Meteorological Bureau, the Meteorological Department of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Institute of Atmospheric Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology.
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