Perspectives on Multi-facet Impacts of Global Warming to the Hydrosphere & Cryosphere
主讲人：Thian Yew Gan，University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
This talk presents perspectives on the global energy balance, greenhouse effects and examples of observed changes to the hydrosphere. Future climate scenarios projected by general circulation models (GCMs) of the 4th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007), and that of the 5th Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) of IPCC (2013), and case studies based on regional climate models and land surface schemes will be discussed. The discussions will also include possible implications to the future global climate, hydrology, and water resources under the potential impacts of climate change. Possible implications to the future global cryosphere under the potential impact of climate change will be discussed.
Dr. Thian Yew Gan is a professor of civil & environmental engineering of the University of Alberta specializing in water resources, hydrology, cryosphere, remote sensing, and environmental impact of climate change. He is a research ambassador of DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), and a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He has published over 100 refereed journal papers, and a book, “Global Cryosphere, Past, Present and Future” by the Cambridge University Press. He has been a visiting professor to many prestigious universities in different parts of the world.