GEWEX, the Global Energy and Water Exchanges project, held its 8th GEWEX Open Science Conference from 6-11 May 2018 in Canada. 360 scientists from over 40 countries attended the conference and topics covered ranged from mountain and high latitude hydrology to atmospheric and land modeling and observations.
First-year Ph.D. candidate Linyun Yang of the School of Atmospheric Science at Nanjing University attended the conference with a travel support from the conference. As an early career researcher, she gave a presentation titled 'Evaluation of multi-physics on the simulation of extreme hot summer in 2003 over CORDEX-EA-II Region' during the event, where she analyzed the parameterization sensitivity over the Tibetan Plateau. Her presentation won the Best Student Presentation Award (5/360). This work was accomplished under the guidance of her advisor, Academician Congbing Fu, and also Professor Shuyu Wang and Professor Jianping Tang, in which she analyzed the precipitation and temperature over CORDEX-EA-II Region and its five sub-regions with the WRF model and compared the simulation reliability of different combinations of physical parameterizations on the extreme hot summer in 2003 over the study region.
The Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) project, as part of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), was jointly initiated by 11 global organizations including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It is dedicated to understanding Earth's water cycle and energy fluxes at the surface and in the atmosphere as well as the effects of human activities on climate change.