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The Second International Study Conference on GEWEX in Asia and GAME

From Secretariat

The Second International Study Conference on GEWEX in Asia and GAME will be held at Pattaya, Thailand from 6th-10th March, 1994. The members of the organizing committee are very pleased to receive more than 100 abstracts from over 20 countries by the end of November. They were peer reviewed, and it was decided to organize the poster session as the main research exchange mechanism of this conference. Each scientific session consists of a few keynotes, briefings of posters and a break for poster presentations.


Documents / Forms

If you have not send the preliminary registration form yet, please mail it quickly as possible. Everyone intending to attend this conference should complete and send the Official Participants whose presentation are not listed in the Tentative Program are encouraged to contact Prof. K. Musiake by the end of January. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat. We are very much looking forward to seeing you in Pattaya, Thailand.

(Last update at 26.Dec.1994)


6th-10th March, 1995


The conference will be held in the Grand Jomtien Palace Hotel, which is located on a quiet part of Jomtien Beach, which is located south of Pattaya Beach.
356 Jomtien Beach Rd., Pattaya, Cholburi 20260, Thailand
Tel: +66 38 231 405--8, or +66 38 231 611--5
Fax: +66 38 231 404
Any message or personal information to the Organizing Committee and Local Organizing Committee during the conference should be sent to the venue. Pattaya is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand. The weather in Pattaya during March is rather hot. The minimum temperature is from 24 C deg. and the maximum could be 32 C deg. It is the end of dry season and rainfall is not expected. The ground surface is dried up and the sensible heat should be high.

Organized by

Japan National Committee for GAME and National Research Council of Thailand


  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO) / World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)
  • Center for Climate System Research, Univ. of Tokyo
  • Meteorological Society of Japan
  • Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources
  • National Space Development Agency of Japan

  • Objectives

    This conference aims to discuss the scientific issues related to the water and energy cycles in monsoon Asia and its relation to the global climate system. Another important aim of this conference is to discuss and coordinate the international cooperation related to the GAME (GEWEX Asian Monsoon Experiment), which is one of the major subprograms of the GEWEX (Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment). The utilization of the data from future earth observational satellites, such as ADEOS and TRMM, will also be focused on.


    Organizing Committee

    Prof. T. Yasunari (Chairperson)
    Institute of Geoscience, University of Tsukuba, Japan
    Prof. Y. Ding
    Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, China
    Prof. Y. Fukushima
    Institute for Hydrospheric-Atmospheric Sciences, Nagoya University, Japan
    Prof. T. Koike
    Department of Civil Engineering, Nagaoka Institute of Technology, Japan
    Prof. C. Liu
    Hydrological Forecasting and Water Control Center, Ministry of Water Resources, China
    Mr. T. Moriyama
    Earth Observation Center, National Space Development Agency of Japan, Japan
    Prof. S. Murai
    Computer Science Program, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
    Dr. M. Murakami
    Meteorological Research Institute, Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan
    Prof. K. Musiake (Secretary General)
    Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Mr. T. Nakao
    Public Works Research Institute, Ministry of Construction, Japan
    Dr. P. Patrivatsiri
    Senior Expert on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Thailand
    Prof. A. Sumi
    Center for Climate System Research, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Prof. N. Tangtham
    Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, Thailand
    Ms. P. Thanasukarn
    Research Project and Coordination Division, National Research Council, Thailand
    Dr. S. Vibulsresth
    Deputy Secretary General, Natural Research Council, Thailand
    Prof. B. Zhao
    Department of Geophysics, Peking University, China

    Local Organizing Committee in Thailand

    I. Advisory board

    Dr. Aphirat Arunin
    Secretary-General, National Research Council of Thailand
    Dr. Pradisth Cheosakul
    Advisory board of National Committee for IHP
    Aiz Chief Marshal Arun Promdhep
    Advisory board of National Committee for IHP
    Mr. Prasert Milintankul
    EX-Official, Royal Irrigation Department

    II. Organizing Committee

    Dr. Suvit Vibulsresth (Chairman)
    Deputy Secretary-General,National Research Council of Thailand
    Dr. Patipat Patvivatsiri (Vice-Chairman)
    Senior Expert on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Meteorological Department
    Dr. Nipon Tangtham
    Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University
    Director of Hydrological Division
    Royal Irrigation Department
    Mr. Sumate Chaiyapruk
    Chief of Hydrological & Meteorological Division, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
    Mr. Aud Somrant
    Director, Planning Division,Land Development Department
    Ms. Yanee Chantajitra
    Officer-in-Charge of the Hydrology Division, Department of Energy Development and Promotion
    Ms. Prapasri Thanasukarn (Secretary)
    Director, Research Project and Coordination Division, National Research Council of Thailand


    Prof. K. Musiake
    Secretariat of the Second International Study Conference on GEWEX in Asia and GAME
    c/o Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo
    7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106, JAPAN
    Tel. +81 3 3402 6231 ext.2525, FAX. +81 3 3402 2597
    e-mail address :
    Dr. T. Oki
    Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo
    Prof. M. Suzuki
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tokyo
    Dr. K. Ueno
    Institute of Geoscience, Tsukuba University

    Call for Papers

    Authors who wish to present a paper are kindly requested to submit an abstract before 30th November, 1994. One page comprehensive abstract in A4 or letter size paper should be typed single spaced in English. The paper title, author(s), complete name(s), their affiliations(s), full mailing address(es) must be included. An original copy of each abstract should be sent to the Conference Secretariat. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed before they are accepted. Further notification of acceptance together with the third circular will be sent to authors at the beginning of January, 1995. A volume of abstracts will be ready at the conference. Proceedings will also be published and be sent to all the participants after the conference. The authors are encouraged to bring their four pages of extended abstracts to the conference. If the authors have not submitted the preliminary registration form ( PS | PDF ) form yet, please complete the Preliminary Registration Form and mail it to the Conference Secretariat with the abstract.

    Important Dates


    Pattaya is located 147 km southeast of Bangkok. The transportation from Don Muang (Bangkok International) Airport to the hotel will be arranged for the participants. Please complete the Accommodation Form and Transportation Form ( PS | PDF ) and send it to the LOC in Thailand at your earliest convenience. LOC is planning to hire a coach from Don Muang Airport to Pattaya for big groups of foreign participants who will arrive at the Don Muang Airport at more or less the same time. However, for those who will arrive in a small group, LOC suggests to take TG Limousine which costs about THB 1,500 for one way journey. The tentative schedule of the coach for Pattaya is :
    Leave Bangkok Airport --> Arrive at Pattaya
    5th March(Sun), 12:00 --> 14:00
    5th March(Sun), 17:00 --> 19:00
    5th March(Sun), 22:00 --> 24:00
    The fixed schedule with detailed information (time and place to meet, etc.) will be sent to those who submitted the Accommodation Form and Transportation Form ( PS | PDF ) to LOC in Thailand.

    Transportation During the Conference

    Travel Advisor(TA), the local travel agent, will be responsible for transportation during the conference at the following address:
    Travel Advisor
    41/25 Phahonyothin Rd., Bangkok 10400, Thailand
    Tel: +66 2 270 1891 or +66 2 271 2562
    Fax: +66 2 271 2563, Telex: 22361 TRAVAD TH

    Registration Fee

    With a volume of Abstracts and Proceedings :
    General :
    20,000 Japanese Yen, US$ 200 or 5,000 Thai baat
    Student :
    5,000 Japanese Yen, US$ 50 or 1,250 Thai baat
    Payment shall be made at the conference, by cash only.


    Rooms are available at the hotel with the special conference rate. Room charges with American breakfast and Buffet Lunch are :
    Hundred Thai bahts (THB) cost approximately 4 US$ or 400 Japanese Yen. Credit cards acceptable for the payment at the hotel are VISA, MASTER and AMERICAN EXPRESS only. All participants should complete the Accommodation Form and Transportation Form ( PS | PDF ) and send it to the LOC in Thailand. A brochure of the Hotel will be sent to the participants together with the confirmation letter of the accommodation.

    The organizing committee has decided to fund a limited number of delegates from developing countries for the exemption of registration fee and/or for the accommodation. No more additional funding is available now.

    Poster Presentations

    Due to the many participants, this conference has been set principally as a poster conference. Participants are kindly requested to bring their comprehensive posters to the conference. The boards for the poster presentations are arranged at the backside of the conference room, and 60 minutes will be allocated for the poster session including break. One board size is approximately 90 cm x 90 cm. Please clearly display the title of the presentation and your name(s) on the board. Posters should be legible one meter away from the board.

    Oral Presentations

    Following equipments will be available for oral presentations: The conference room is quite large with the chairs for approximately 400 people. Please note this point in preparing your presentation materials : Total 60(30+30) minutes will be allocated for the two keynotes in each session, including 20(10+10) minutes of discussion. Only 5 minutes will be allocated for the briefing of each poster papers, and discussions shall be done during the break in front of the posters. Please do not use more than 7 viewgraphs for the briefing. Details of the presentation should be addressed at the posters.

    Call for Papers of Post-Proceedings

    All poster and oral contributors are encouraged to submit an extended abstract of no more than 4 pages (including figures or tables) within the space of 16cm x 22cm on good-quality A4 size white sheets. The abstract has to be in final, camera-ready format one-side only, with name(s) of authors. Sample format is sent to the participants with the third circular. The authors are kindly requested to bring their extended abstract to the Conference.

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