AWARDEE OF METEOROLOGY PRIZE
Huang Ronghui, a meteorologist, is a Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was born in August 17, 1942 in Huian County, Fujian Province. He graduated from the Department of Geophysics, Peking University in 1965. He got Ph. D. at Tokyo University, Japan in 1983. He has been a research professor of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) since 1985. After that, he has been a supervisor of doctor student. He is a member of the Standing Committee of Geoscience Department, CAS, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and vice-director of the IAP, CAS. He is vice-director of China Committee for WCRP, vice-director of the Committee of Academic Degree, CAS and a member of the Discipline Review Group of the State Committee of Academic Degree. He got National “Wuyi”(May 1) Medal and is a national middle-age scientist with outstanding contributions in 1986.
He devotes oneself to the studies on the theory of atmospheric circulation, climate dynamics and the air-sea interaction in the tropics. He put forward the propagating theory of quasi-stationary planetary waves along two wave-guides in a three-dimensional spherical atmosphere and demostrated accurately the wave-action conservation of quasi-stationary planetary waves.
At the same time, with Prof. Nitta, he found the important effect of the thermal state in the tropical western Pacific warm pool and the convective activities around the Philippines on the East Asian summer monsoon circulation and the climate anomalies in East Asia. Moreover, he also put forward the theory of East Asia/Pacific pattern teleconnection of the summer atmospheric circulation affected the summer droughts and floods in East Asia. He leaded many national key research projects and is a chief scientist of the first begining project of the Developing Programme of National Key Fundamental Research-“Research on the Formation Mechanism and Prediction Theory of Severe Climate and Synoptic Disasters in China" .
He published more than one hundred papers and edited many books. He was awarded the third class of National Natural Science Prize for three times, the first class of Science and Technology Progress Prize of Chinese Academy of Sciences for two times, the second class of Science and Technology Progress Prize of Chinese Academy of Sciences for one time and the second class of Natural Science Prize of Chinese Academy of Sciences for one time, respectively.
He was elected to the Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1991.