Institute of Atmospheric Physics , Chinese Academy of Sciences (IAP-CAS)

The Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), originated from the former Institute of Meteorology of Academia Sinica, which was established in February of 1928 and was one of the earliest eight institutes engaged in the research of modern natural sciences in China. IAP mainly engages in exploring the basic laws governing atmospheric motion, physical and chemical processes in the atmosphere, and the interaction between the atmosphere and its surrounding environment. IAP has now a total 328 staffs, of which there are eight academicians of CAS. At present, there are 59 professors, and 99 associate professors and senior engineers in IAP. Under the accumulated effort of several generations of scientists, IAP has grown to be an internationally renowned research foundation engaged in comprehensive atmospheric sciences, characterized by the features of covering multi-subjects, equipped with advanced basic research facilities, and a gathering of talented individuals who have made great achievements.

The group of Dr. Jianhui Bai belongs to the Laboratory for Middle Atmosphere and Global Environment Observation (LAGEO), the main research fields of LAGEO includes atmospheric radiation, atmospheric and environmental remote sensing, advanced atmospheric and environmental monitoring technologies, atmospheric ozone, atmospheric radiative models and their applications, the measurement of aerosol characteristics and their effect on climate, the space-based and ground-based atmospheric and environmental remote sensing and data assimilation. Dr. Bai’s group will carry out surface measurements on trace gases, solar radiations (UV, PAR, etc.), aerosols, Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds (BVOC) emission and their satellite validations in China. His group have been fulfilled many projects support by National Sciences Foundation of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Meteorological Administration.

Main tasks
To carry out the ground measurements on trace gases, solar radiation, BVOC emissions, aerosols, the validation of satellite retrievals.