March 11 (Wednesday)



9:00 ˇV 9:30


9:30 ˇV 10:00

Opening ceremony

10:00 - 10:30

Group photo and Coffee break

10:30 - 11:15

Keynote speech 1 -           Moderator: Prof. Dr.-Ing Chia Chuen Kao

Statistics of Multi-Decadal Variability of TC Activity in E Asia, 1948-2007

by Prof. Hans von Storch, Institute for Coastal Research, GKSS Research Centre, Geesthacht, Germany

11:15 - 12:00

Keynote speech 2 -           Moderator: Prof. Dr.-Ing Chia Chuen Kao

Recent Advance in Coupling Wave and Current Models

by Prof. Tai-Wen Hsu, Department of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Republic of China

12:00 ˇV 13:30


13:30 - 15:00

Session 1  Waves and Surge Numerical Simulation

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 - 17:00

Session 2  Climate Change and Coastal Safety



                           March 12 (Thursday)



08:30 -09:00


9:00 - 9:45

Keynote speech 3 -          Moderator: Dr. Ming-Dean Cheng

Atlantic Hurricanes and Climate ChangeˇVResults from Regional Model Downscaling

by Dr. Thomas R. Knutson, Climate Dynamics, Variability, and Prediction Group, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, New Jersey, U.S.A.

9:45 - 10:30

Keynote speech 4 -         Moderator: Dr. Ming-Dean Cheng

Exploring the Modulation of Typhoon Activity by ENSO and MJO

by Dr. Suzana J. Camargo, Division of Ocean and Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherth Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York, U.S.A.

10:30 -10:40

Coffee break

10:40 - 12:10

Session 3  Typhoon Numerical Simulation

12:10 ˇV 13:40


13:40 - 15:30

Session 4  Typhoon and Surge Data Analysis

15:30 - 15:40

Coffee break

15:40 - 16:40

Wrap-up Discussion

Moderator: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Chia Chuen Kao and Prof. Hans von Storch


                          March 11 (Wednesday)

Session 1  Waves and Surge Numerical Simulation   Wednesday, March 11  13:30 - 15:00

Chairman: Dr. Hann-Ming Henry Juang

Evaluation of the Operational Wave Model in CWB for the Year of 2008

Yueh-Jiuan G. Hsu, Chi-Hao Chu, Fan-Ju Lin, and Tien-Wei Yang


Simulation of Storm Surges Induced by Typhoons Chanchu, Bilis and Kaemi in 2006

Hsien-Wen Li, , Cheng-Han Tsai, and Yao-Tsai Lo


The Development of a Tide and Storm Surge Prediction Model for the Seas around Taiwan

Jason C.S. Yu, C.R. Chiang, Y.J. Shu, and C. H. Chu


Importance of Air-sea Interactions on the Coupled Typhoon-wave-ocean Modeling

Il-Ju Moon



Session 2  Climate Change and Coastal Safety        Wednesday, March 11  15:30 - 17:00

Chairman: Prof. Jason C.S. Yu

The Inundation Risk Map in the South-western Taiwan Region

Yung-Ming Chen


On the Use of Regional Climate Model (RCM) Wind Fields for a Long-Term Western Pacific Typhoon Wave Hindcasts

Yang-Ming Fan, Chia Chuen Kao, and Beng-Chun Lee


Long-term Hindcasting of Coastal Waves and Discussion on the Strategy for Coastal Disaster Prevention

Dong-Young Lee, and Kicheon Jun


The Impacts of Wave Climate Variation to the Coastal Erosions in Taiwan

Hwa Chien, Hao-Yuan Cheng, Wen-Chih Lee, and Chin-Ho Huang


Measurements of Ocean Surface Dynamics by Means of WERA Ocean Radar

Thomas Helzel, Matthias Kniephoff, Leif Petersen, and Markus Valentin




                         March 12 (Thursday)

Session 3  Typhoon Numerical Simulation                Thursday, March 12  10:40 - 12:10

Chairman: Prof. Tsang-Jong Chang

Case Studies of Downscaling TCs in East Asia Using Spectrally Nudged Regional Climate Models

Frauke Feser, and Hans von Storch


Kinematic and Precipitation Structures of Typhoon Nari (2001)

Ming-Jen Yang


Improve Typhoon/Hurricane Tracks Forecast by Isentropic Coordinates and Enthalpy as Thermodynamic Variable

Hann-Ming Henry Juang


The Downscaling Simulations of Typhoon Activity over North-West Pacific by CWB/RSM

Chih-Hui Shiao, and Hann-Ming Herry Juang


GFDL's Global Non-hydrostatic Modeling System for Multi-time-scale Tropical Cyclone Simulations and Predictions

Shian-Jiann Lin




Session 4  Typhoon and Surge Data Analysi              Thursday, March 12  13:40 - 15:30

Chairman: Prof. Ming-Jen Yang

Inverse Flood/Inundation Modelling under Changing Sea Level Rises and Typhoon Surges

Chia-Ho Wang, and Tsang-Jung Chang


Short-period Cycle Signals Relative to Tidal Oscillation Observed by Tide Gauge around Taiwan

L.C. Jimmy Lin, M.C. Liang, H.K.Chang, and Y.J. Hsu


The Impacts of Climate Changes on Tropical Cyclone Activities in the NW Pacific Region under IPCC SRES A2 and B2 Scenarios

Ren-Yow Tseng, P.L. Lin, and C.D. Yang


Automated Detection and Tracking of Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclone-Like Vortices in the NCEP Ensemble System

Hsiao-Chung Tsai, Kuo-Chen Lu, and Russell L. Elsberry


The Relationship of Tropical Cyclone Activity in Western North Pacific and the Typhoon Approaching Taiwan in this Decade

Hsin-Hsing Chia, and Ching-Teng, Lee


Can annual Frequency of Affecting Taiwan Tropical Cyclones be Predicted Statistically?

Mong-Ming Lu