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China and Global Change : Opportunities for Collaboration - National Research Council

Paperback Published: 1st January 1992
ISBN: 9780309048415
Number Of Pages: 240

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Given the current and potential impacts of China on the global environment and the contributions Chinese science can make to global change research, full participation in international research programmes will be very important. This book provides insight into how research priorities are determined and detailed information about institutional infrastructure, human resources and other factors that will constrain or facilitate Chinese responses to, and research on, global change issues. An overview of research relevant to the international Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and the World Climate Research Programme is presented. Additionally, research in certain areas of atmospheric chemistry and physical and ecological interactions of the atmosphere and land surface are explored in further detail.

Executive Summaryp. 1
Introductionp. 15
China's Role in Global Environmental Changep. 15
Purpose and Structure of the Studyp. 16
China's Responses to Global Changep. 23
China's View of Global Changep. 23
Chinese Global Change Programp. 24
Overview of Institutions Relevant to Global Change Researchp. 37
Organizationp. 37
Fundingp. 39
Chinese Academy of Sciencesp. 40
National Environmental Protection Agencyp. 42
National Natural Science Foundation of Chinap. 43
State Education Commissionp. 45
State Environmental Protection Commissionp. 49
State Meteorological Administrationp. 49
State Oceanographic Administrationp. 49
State Planning Commissionp. 50
State Science and Technology Commissionp. 51
Chinese Participation in International Global Change Research Programsp. 53
Introductionp. 53
International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Projectp. 56
Past Global Changesp. 59
Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystemsp. 62
Biospheric Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle and Global Energy and Water Cycle Experimentp. 65
Programs on Marine Environmentsp. 69
Global Analysis, Interpretation, and Modelingp. 78
System for Analysis, Research, and Trainingp. 79
Data and Information Systems for the IGBPp. 81
Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Programp. 82
Chinese Ecological Research Networkp. 83
Selected Topicsp. 91
Introductionp. 91
Atmospheric Chemistryp. 92
Trace Gases and Oxidantsp. 93
Aerosolsp. 95
Stratospheric Ozonep. 96
Atmospheric Depositionp. 96
Physical and Ecological Interactions of the Atmosphere and Land Surfacep. 98
Hydrologyp. 98
Biotic Controls on Trace Gasesp. 102
Climate Change Effects on Land Cover Change Dynamicsp. 108
Summaryp. 119
Introductionp. 119
Contributions to International Research Programsp. 121
Prospects for Collaborationp. 123
Referencesp. 125
App. A: Overviews of Selected Institutionsp. 135
Introductionp. 135
Beijing Normal Universityp. 135
China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Stationp. 136
Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciencesp. 138
Commission for Integrated Survey of Natural Resourcesp. 139
Guangzhou Institute of Geographyp. 141
Institute of Atmospheric Physicsp. 141
Institute of Botanyp. 143
Institute of Geographyp. 144
Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryologyp. 147
Lanzhou Institute of Plateau Atmospheric Physicsp. 150
Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciencep. 152
Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnologyp. 152
Nanjing Institute of Soil Sciencep. 154
Nanjing Universityp. 155
Northwest Institute of Soil and Water Conservationp. 156
Peking Universityp. 157
Qingdao Institute of Oceanologyp. 159
Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciencesp. 160
Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiologyp. 163
South China Institute of Botanyp. 165
South China Sea Institute of Oceanologyp. 167
Xi'an Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geologyp. 168
Xinjiang Institute of Biology, Pedology, and Desert Researchp. 170
Zhongshan Universityp. 171
App. B: Global Change Projects Listed by the National Natural Science Foundation of Chinap. 173
App. C: Selected Bilateral and Multilateral Global Change Projectsp. 181
App. D: Ecological Stations of the Chinese Academy of Sciencesp. 197
App. E: Contact Information for Selected Institutionsp. 203
App. F: Abbreviations and Acronymsp. 209
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ISBN: 9780309048415
ISBN-10: 0309048419
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st January 1992
Publisher: National Academies Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39

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