Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences

Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (CAMS), supported by both China Meteorological Administration (CMA) and Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China, is a comprehensive research institution attached to CMA. Its predecessor, Central Meteorological Institute, was established in 1978, and was renamed CAMS in 1991. In recent years, CAMS has chaired a number of national key scientific research projects, achieved fruitful results and obtained more than 40 national awards. Young scientists are backbone of the research teams, which are involved in international frontier of atmospheric sciences. For all staff, there are 54 professors and 99 associate professors, 122 and 71 of them have PhD and master degrees, and those who under the age of 45 accounted for 71.4% of the staff. CAMS consists of eight major sectors: they are Institute of Climate System, National Key Laboratory of Severe Weather, Institute of Atmospheric Sounding, Institute of Weather Modification, Institute of Eco-environment and Agro-meteorology, Institute of Atmospheric Chemistry, Graduate Student Office, Department of Atmospheric Science Information. National Key Laboratory of Severe Weather mainly explores the synoptic dynamics; weather monitoring and prediction; Hazard weather forecasting; monitoring and predicting methods in operational forecast systems. Research Emphases: Atmospheric dynamics; Theory and technology for severe weather prediction; Theory and technology of observation data in severe weather monitoring and prediction; Application of monitoring and predicting techniques. Weather Modification focus on the research on macro- and micro-structures, physical and chemical processes of clouds and precipitation; theories, techniques and assessment methods of weather modification; transform processes of atmospheric water resources and their control mechanisms. Atmospheric Sounding mainly focus on atmospheric observations, with specialization in research on atmospheric sounding system development; new technologies and new methods in atmospheric observations; information technology and standardization theories and methods in atmospheric observations. Eco-environment and Agro-meteorology specializes in theoretical and methodological research in eco-environment and agro-meteorology monitoring, prediction; biogeochemical process study and model development for ecological and cropland systems; assessment and mitigation of eco-environment and agro-meteorology disasters; utilization of climate resources. Field Experimental base Gucheng Agro-meteorological Experimental Base. Climate system and atmospheric chemistry mainly focus on climate and environmental changes with specialization in climate system monitoring; physical and chemical processes of climate and environmental change; interactions among various components in the Earth’s climate system; atmospheric physics and chemistry in upper atmosphere for improvement climate model and prediction future climate change. CAMS operation three Chinese Global Atmospheric Watch stations and three ozone stations and 5 regional stations and 86 acid rain stations over Asian by Chemistry Research group of CAMS. There is one Arctic meteorological station and two Antarctic meteorological stations and 5 automatic weather stations operated by the Group of Polar meteorology. Graduate Student Office faculty is composed of over 133 academic supervisors and offers degree programs in 6 major academic fields. CAMS emphasize an international perspective and open education. From 1964 to 2012, 810 graduate students earned a master’s degree or/and doctoral degree from CAMS. CAMS carries out extensive international technical cooperation and academic exchange with more than 20 countries or regions. Scientific cooperation including Heavy rainfall in East Asia, Tibetan plateau field experiment, atmospheric chemistry, earth environment, meso-scale meteorology, tropical cyclone, agro-meteorology, weather modification, Arctic a

Facts and figures

Year Established 1978
Total Number of Staff 300
Number of Academic Staff 220
Number of Students 220