South China Sea Two-Island Monsoon Experiment (SCSTIMX): Observation, Simulation, and Projection


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The main purpose of this special issue is to distribute the major research accomplishments from the integrated project "The South China Sea Two-Island Monsoon Experiment (SCSTIMX)" sponsored by Minister of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan, from August 2016 to July 2019. The SCSTIMX is Taiwan's commitment to the "Year of Maritime Continent (YMC)" program. It has conducted several intensive observational periods (IOPs) from 2016/17 winter to 2018 summer to capture the oceanic and atmospheric processes/features associated with winter and summer monsoons in the SCS. The IOP will continuously proceed in 2018/19 winter to incorporate with the international experiment "the Propagation of Intra-Seasonal Tropical Oscillations (PISTON)". Observed data collected by soundings, wind profilers, and shipborne observations by the SCSTIMX are valuable and should be widely distributed and used. The activities of tropical convection, precipitation, tropical cyclone, boundary flows and their interactions with large-scale processes (intraseasonal to interdecadal timescales) are thoroughly analyses for the SCS and surrounding East Asia and western North Pacific. By this special issue, the features and values of the experimental data shall be validated and served to provide the first-hand observational resources for future studies related to large-scale processes associated with monsoons, ISO, and air-sea interactions in these regions. This special issue aims at attracting more research interests into the analyses of the SCSTIMX observational data, providing first-hand analyses of the SCS monsoon features, and enhancing our understanding toward regional and large-scale monsoon variability processes in the SCS and surrounding regions.


Guest Editors 

Jau-Ming Chen
Department of Maritime Information and Technology, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology
(Executive Guest Editor, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Chi-Hua Tsou
Department of Earth Science ,National Taiwan Normal University

Renguang Wu
Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Important dates

Manuscript submission deadline: March 31, 2019 -> May 31, 2019

Revision in final form: November 30, 2019

Submit to the TAO office: December 31, 2019

Tentative publication: June, 2020


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