Established in February of 1928 (then called institute of Meteorology of Academia Sinica), the IAP was the very first research center carrying out meteorological research in modern China. Today, the IAP has become a comprehensive atmospheric research institution, covering all aspects of the atmospheric sciences.
As of 2020, 515 staff work at the IAP, about 80% of whom are researchers, including 129 full research professors, 198 associate professors, 148 intermediate faculty and postdoctoral researchers, as well as 541 postgraduate students.
IAP's mission is to study and explore new laws governing interactions between physical, chemical and biological processes in the atmosphere and how, in the case of Earth, humans are perturbing these. We strive to advance theories, methods and provide the technology to facilitate the monitoring and forecasting of weather, climate and environmental conditions.
Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
No. 40 Huayanli, Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, P. O. Box 9804, Beijing 100029, P. R. China