“Causes and Prediction of Extremes in the East Asian Water Cycle”

Register your interest by 19 July!

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council and National Science Foundation of China will hold a workshop on “Causes and Prediction of Extremes in the East Asian Water Cycle”.

The workshop will take place in Reading, UK, on 17-19 September. The workshop is being coordinated by Dr. Nicholas Klingaman (University of Reading) and Dr. Shaoqing Zhang (Ocean University of China).  The workshop will feature contributions from other leading researchers.

We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK or China to apply to attend this workshop.  Participants must be within ten years of receiving their Ph.D., or have fewer than ten years of equivalent research experience if they do not have a Ph.D.  We aim to invite 15-20 researchers from the UK, as well as 15-20 researchers from China.

All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Fund Researcher Links programme.

Workshop sessions will include:

  • Mechanisms of variability in the East Asian water cycle, across temporal scales from synoptic extremes (e.g., tropical cyclones, Tibetan Plateau vortices) to seasonal variability connected to the East Asian summer and winter monsoons, to multi-decadal variability driven by coupled atmosphere-ocean modes.

  • The projected response of the East Asian water cycle to climate change, including the response of extreme phenomena such as tropical cyclones.

  • Challenges and opportunities for predicting the East Asian water cycle and its variability across temporal scales, including numerical weather prediction and seasonal forecasting.

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To register your interest in the workshop, please download and complete the document application form (109 KB) .  The completed application form should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the deadline of 12th July 2019.  Applicants will be informed of a decision on their applications on or around 22nd July 2019.