Welcom to DAM
- The Tibetan Plateau and its surroundings (The Third Polar Region) is subjected to strong interactions among atmosphere-hydrosphere-cryosphere-biosphere. This region is not only a part of the earth system but also a miniature model of the earth system in light of multi-sphere interactions. Since 2009, Institute of Tibetan Plateau of Chinese Academy of Sciences (ITPCAS), together with international institutes and universities, initiated the "Third Pole Environment" International Program. This innovative program synthesizes several regional scientific interests and coordinates scientists from Asia countries and developed countries working together to explore the environment changes occurring over the Tibetan Plateau and its surroundings. To support and meet the needs of the Third Pole environment change research, ITPCAS established a new research element - "Data Assimilation and Modeling Center for Tibetan Multi-spheres (DAM)".
- The overall goal of DAM is to develop advanced data assimilation technique and modeling systems and to improve the modeling skill of the water-energy-carbon exchanges at the interfaces of multi-spheres, which in turn serves studies on environment change mechanisms as well as local and regional impacts and feedbacks.
- DAM has two research foci. (1) Based on the ITPCAS monitoring networks, we are going to develop an advanced multi-source data assimilation system and a multi-sphere modeling system in order to improve our understanding of inter-sphere water-energy-carbon exchanges. (2) To produce validated high spatio-temporal resolution datasets of soil moisture, land fluxes, and surface radiation budget for basic science research and policy-maker’s decisions.
- DAM will make tremendous efforts to build harmonic and cooperative research environment as well as to enhance capacity building (supporting young scientists, developing advanced technique, and improving modeling skill). In order to make sustainable innovations, DAM will encourage transitions from project-based research to talent-based research, from independent disciplines to cross-disciplines, from in situ observations to data assimilation and remote sensing, and from empirical modeling to physical modeling.
- DAM has more than 10 young scientist and graduate students, and each of them works in an independent research field while supports to each other. This vigorous team has contributed to surface radiation budget estimation, microwave data assimilation, land surface model development, and Plateau climatic changes studies. Moreover, DAM has developed several high-accuracy products based on surface data, satellite remote sensing, and data assimilation.
- DAM will dedicate to supporting young scientists to brighten up their academic career. We warmly welcome young talents to join us. We believe that DAM is on the way toward an internationally renowned Tibetan Plateau research center.