LOTUS (Long Term Undulations versus secular change in Chinese Climate)

LOTUS project

"Long Term Undulations versus secular change in Chinese Climate" (LOTUS-China) is a three-year project funded by the Newton fund through the Climate Science for Services Partnership: China.

"Long Term Undulations versus secular change in Chinese Climate" (LOTUS-China) is a three-year project funded by the Newton fund through the Climate Science for Services Partnership: China. The project funds work at the Universities of Edinburgh, Reading and Oxford to tackle the overarching question "Why is climate changing in China and what are the implications for China's vulnerability to extremes, e.g. drought?"

The project is part of the Climate Sciences for Services Programme: China (CSSP-China) programme, led in the UK by the Met Office. CSSP China is a scientific research programme supported by the BEIS UK-China Research Innovation Partnership Fund that will help build the basis for services to support climate and weather resilient economic development and social welfare through strong strategic partnerships harnessing UK scientific expertise.

The three primary outcomes of CSSP China will be:

  • A strong strategic partnership between UK and Chinese climate scientists; 
  • Accelerated and enhanced collaborative science R&D programmes;  
  • Climate services, developed in partnership, based on the climate science research & development programme.