Near-term climate change projections develops techniques to create versatile and reliable climate change projections up to a few years or decades into the future, which can be applied to formulating climate change adaptation measures at the prefectural or municipal level.
To be more specific, it conducts detailed assessment of climate change projections of Japan at a 20-km resolution covering the period up to the next several years or decades by changing variables or ensemble numbers. It also develops methods to provide precision of the projections with probability information, providing the results of projections for developing downscaling techniques (Theme 2).
Yoichi Ishikawa (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)
Noriaki Hashimoto (Kyushu University), Koji Koyamada (Kyoto University), Nobuhito Mori (Kyoto University), Tomohide Shimada (Center for Environmental Science in Saitama), Masayuki Hara (Center for Environmental Science in Saitama), Satoshi Takewaka (University of Tsukuba), Yasutaka Wakazuki (University of Tsukuba), Shinjiro Kanae (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Takeshi Yamazaki (Tohoku University), Shinta Seto (Nagasaki University), Motoki Nishimori (National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences), Koji Dairaku (National Research Institute for Earth and Disaster Prevention), Tomohito Yamada (Hokkaido University), Makoto Nakatsugawa (Muroran Institute of Technology)