Tentative Plan of Taiwan for
1. Scientific Tasks
Basic IMPROVE sampling and analysis of aerosol chemical compositions at
two basic sites (Lanyu island and Mt. Bamboo).
Aerosol mass and number spectrum during intensive observation periods in
Radiative properties as proposed in ACE-Asia at one selected site.
Cloud/precipitation chemistry at Mt. Bamboo site.
Surface meteorological measurements.
Aerosol particle nucleation and spectral evolution
Pre-study: before August 1, 2000.
Basic operation: after August 1, 2000 at Lanyu island and Mt. Bamboo sites.
Enhanced operation: March-April of 2001, including a coastal site at Wan-Li.
2. Description of the Sites
Lan-Yu baseline site
Mt. Bamboo site
Lan-Yu baseline site is presently operated by the Central Weather Bureau
Current measurements are primarily focused on trace gasses including SO2,
NOx, CO, CO2 and O3.
Meteorological parameters can be obtained from a nearby weather station.
This site is around 1100 m MSL, located at the peak of Mt. Bamboo, which
is the highest one at the surrounding area.
This site was originally established for studying the cloud chemistry and
the long-range transport of acid substances through cloud systems deriving
from the Asian Continent. Recently, it has been proposed to become a routine
site for monitoring regional pollution.
In addition, a parallel study of radiative properties
is conducted in Taipei. This will be included in our proposal for ACE-Asia.
Possibly, these instruments will be relocated to one of our ACE-Asia sites
This site is planned only for intensive operation periods of ACE-Asia.
The exact location is under assessment. It would be expected to locate
at the northeast coast of Taiwan, which is considered to be free from local
Both Mt. Bamboo and Wan-Li sites will be used to collect aerosol samples
associated with the airmass from above and below the marine boundary layer,
respectively, during the experimental periods of ACE-Asia.
3. Scientific Team
Academia Sinica of Taiwan
Prof. Shaw Liu: ozone chemistry, atmospheric chemistry modeling
Dr. T.-Y. Chen: CFCs and HCs sampling and analysis
National Taiwan University
Prof. C. M. Liu : radiation
Prof. J. P. Chen: modeling aerosol and cloud physics/chemistry
Prof. P. H. Lin: meteorological observations, including radiation
Prof. F. J. Lin: marine aerosol chemistry
National Central University
Prof. N. H. Lin: acid deposition and cloud measurement/modeling
Prof. C. T. Lee: aerosol chemistry and optical measurement
Prof. J. L. Wang: trace gas measurement
National Sun Yat-sen University
Prof. C.-S. Yuan: aerosol chemistry
National Chung Hsing University
Prof. M. T. Cheng: aerosol chemical composition and visibility
Chung Shan Medical & Dental College
Prof. S. C. Long: analytical chemistry
Central Weather Bureau:
Dr. H. W. Chang: Lan-Yu baseline station
Prof. N.-H. (George) Lin
Department of Atmospheric Sciences,
National Central University,
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