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AOGS Election of Office Bearers - 2012 to 2014


Seon Ki Park (CV)
Department of Environmental Science & Engineering, Ewha Womans University

As a major component of the Earth environmental system, atmosphere plays central role in interactions among hydrosphere, cryosphere, biosphere and land surface. Furthermore, atmosphere is the only depository for water vapor and is the basis of water cycle and weather systems. Atmospheric sciences is thus at the core of interdisciplinary researches in uncovering feedback mechanisms as well as understanding fundamental processes in climate/environmental change. I believe that such features of atmosphere should be considerably reflected in operating the Atmospheric Sciences (AS) section of the AOGS.

As a candidate for the AS section president, I’d like to make active interactions with other sections and promote interdisciplinary session topics in the society. An example of such effort is the Sasaki Symposium on Data Assimilation for Atmospheric, Oceanic and Hydrological Applications, which I’ve convened at the AS section since 2005. Promotion of collaborative researches among the AS section members of different countries is another important aspect. For that purpose, I will try to develop a program for exchange of faculty members and students among institutions in the member countries. In addition, to honor outstanding Asian scholars who made essential contributions to the evolution of atmospheric sciences in many research fields, I’d like to create at least one lectureship in the AOGS honoring one of the prominent Asian atmospheric scientists. Finally I’ll do my best to make the AOGS more recognizable in the international community. For this effort, some important international academic meetings, such as training courses, summer/winter schools and workshops, may be held under the sponsorship of the AOGS, and a premium-level scientific journal should be published by the AOGS as well. I’ll make my best effort to fulfill the missions described above.