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"Popular Science Lecture Series by Distinguished Meteorologists"
to commemorate the 120th anniversary of Hong Kong Observatory
( 9 October 2003)

The Hong Kong Observatory and the Hong Kong Science Museum will jointly present a "Popular Science Lecture Series by Distinguished Meteorologists" starting from October 18. The public lecture series is a part of the events to commemorate the 120th anniversary of Hong Kong Observatory this year. It aims at enhancing the public's interest in and understanding of the weather.

The guest speakers are all world renowned scientists specializing in the various fields of atmospheric science. They have made remarkable contributions to the development of contemporary meteorology.

It is not often that such distinguished scientists come to Hong Kong and talk to us. These lectures are not to be missed.

The lectures will be conducted in Cantonese or Putonghua at the Lecture Hall of the Hong Kong Science Museum. The time for the lectures will be from 2:30 pm to 4 pm. Admission is free. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis.

Details of the lectures are as follows:

Date
Topic
Speaker
18.10.2003
(Saturday)
El Nino and Asian Climate Prof. Ngar-cheung LAU
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory,
Princeton University
19.10.2003
(Sunday)
East Asian Monsoon Prof. C. P. CHANG
Department of Meteorology,
Naval Postgraduate School, USA
25.10.2003
(Saturday)
Understanding Typhoon Activity Prof. Johnny CHAN,
Department of Physics and Materials Science
City University of Hong Kong
15.11.2003
(Saturday)
Tibetan Plateau and its Relationship to Large Scale Circulation in China Prof. WU Guoxiong
Chinese Academy of Science
29.11.2003
(Saturday)
The Science of Climate Change Prof. DING Yihui,
National Climate Center
China Meteorological Administration
6.12.2003
(Saturday)
Atmosphere-Biosphere Interactions and Man as a Part Mr. LAM Chiu Ying
Director of Hong Kong Observatory

Please refer to the Hong Kong Observatory webpage at http://www.weather.gov.hk/abouthko/120_anniversary/public_lectures_c.htm for the curriculum vitae of the speakers and the abstracts of their talks.


Last revision date: <20 Dec 2012>