Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development Programt Program(SATREPS)

Prediction of Climate Variations and its Application in the Southern African Region

Refereed publication

Beal, L., W. P. M. De Ruijter, A. Biastoch, R. Zahn, and SCOR/WCRP/IAPSO Working Group 136, 2011: On the role of the Agulhas system in ocean circulation and climate. Nature, 472, 429-436.

Behera S., and T. Yamagata, 2010: Imprint of the El Niño Modoki on decadal sea level changes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L23702, doi:10.1029/2010GL045936. 

Kataoka, T., T. Tozuka, Y. Masumoto, and T. Yamagata, 2011: The Indian Ocean subtropical dipole mode simulated in the CMIP3 models, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-011-1271-2.

Morioka, Y., T. Tozuka, and T. Yamagata, 2010: Climate variability in the southern Indian Ocean as revealed by self-organizing maps. Climate Dynamics, 35, 1075-1088.

Morioka, Y., T. Tozuka, and T. Yamagata, 2011: On the growth and decay of the subtropical dipole mode in the South Atlantic. Jounal of Climate, 24, 5538-5554.

Morioka, Y., T. Tozuka, S. Masson, P. Terray, J.-J. Luo, and T. Yamagata, 2012: Subtropical dipole modes simulated in a coupled general circulation model. Journal of Climate, in press.

Nakamura, M., 2012: Impacts of SST anomalies in the Agulhas current system on the regional climate variability, Journal of Climate, Vol.25, 1213-1229.

Nagura, M., W. Sasaki, T. Tozuka, J.-J. Luo, S. Behera, and T. Yamagata, 2012: Longitudinal Biases in the Seychelles Dome Simulated by 35 Ocean-Atmosphere Coupled General Circulation Models. J. Geophys. Res., in press.

Ratna, S.B., S.K. Behera, J.V. Ratnam, K. Takahashi, and T. Yamagata, 2012: An index for tropical temperate troughs over southern Africa, Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1540-8.

Ratnam, J. V., S. K. Behera, Y. Masumoto, K. Takahashi, and T. Yamagata, 2011: A simple regional coupled model experiment for summer-time climate simulation over southern Africa. Climate Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-011-1190-2.

Richter, I., S. K. Behera, Y. Masumoto, B. Taguchi, N. Komori, and T. Yamagata, 2010: On the triggering of Benguela Ninos: Remote equatorial versus local influences. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L20604, doi:10.1029/2010GL044461.

Sasaki, W., J.-J. Luo, and S. Masson (2012): Tropical cyclone simulation in a high-resolution atmosphere-ocean coupled general circulation model. "Cyclones: Formation, triggers and control" edited by K. Oouchi and H. Fudeyasu, NOVA publishers, New York.

Sasaki, W., K.J. Richards, and J.-J. Luo (2012): Impact of vertical mixing induced by small vertical scale structures above and within the equatorial thermocline on the tropical Pacific in a CGCM. Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1593-8.

Sasaki, W., K.J. Richards, and J.-J. Luo (2012): Role of vertical mixing originating from small vertical scale structures above and within the equatorial thermocline in an OGCM. Ocean Modelling, 57-58, pp.29-42, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2012.09.002.

Tozuka, T., T. Doi, T. Miyasaka, N. Keenlyside, and T. Yamagata, 2011: Key factors in simulating the equatorial Atlantic zonal sea surface temperature gradient in a coupled general circulation model, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C06010, doi:10.1029/2010JC006717.

Tozuka, T., B.J. Adiodun, and F.A. Engelbrecht, 2013: Impacts of convection schemes on simulating tropical-temperate troughs over southern Africa. Clim. Dyn., doi:10.1007/s00382-013-1738-4


Press release

This is what is wrong with the weather!

【[ The representative of the Japanese side, Toshio Yamagata, and the South African researcher Hannes Rautenbach commented on abnormal weather occurred in South Africa in the South African news paper. ] (May 13, 2010)

On opening of the international symposium held by JAMSTEC Application Laboratory "Climate Variations in Southern Africa and Roles of Subtropical Oceans" (Nov 10, 2009)

Refereed publication related to the project

Doi, T., T. Tozuka, and T. Yamagata, 2010: The Atlantic Meridional Mode and its coupled variability with the Guinia Dome. Journal of Climate, 23, 455-475.

Izumo, T., J. Vialard, M. Lengaigne, S. Masson, S, Cravatte, C.B. Montegut, J.-J. Luo, S. K. Behera, and T. Yamagata, 2010: Role of Indian Ocean in extending El Nino predictability. Nature Geoscience, 3, 168-172.

Luo, J.-J., R. Zhang, S. Behera, Y. Masumoto, F.-F. Jin, R. Lukas and T. Yamagata, 2010: Interaction between El Nino and extreme Indian Ocean Dipole. Journal of Climate, 23, 726-742.

Luo, J.-J., W. Sasaki, and Y. Masumoto (2012): Indian Ocean warming modulates Pacific climate change, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(46), pp.18701-18706, doi:10.1073/pnas.1210239109.

Nagura, M., and M. J. McPhaden, 2012: The dynamics of wind-driven intraseasonal variability in the equatorial Indian Ocean, J. Geophys. Res., 117, C02001, doi:10.1029/2011JC007405.

Nakamura N., H. Kayanne, H. Iijima, T. R. McClanahan, S. Behera, and T. Yamagata, 2009: Mode shift in the Indian Ocean climate under global warming stress. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L23708, doi:10.1029/2009GL040590.

Nakamura, N., H. Kayanne, H. Iijima, T. R. McClanahan, S. K. Behera, and T. Yamagata: Footprints of IOD and ENSO in the Kenyan coral record, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2011GL049877, in press.

Rao, S. A., J.-J. Luo, S. K. Behera, and T. Yamagata, 2009: Generation and termination of Indian Ocean Dipole events in 2003, 2006 and 2007. Climate Dynamics, 33, 751-767.

Wang, B., J.-Y. Lee, I.-S. Kang, J. Shukla, C.-K. Park, A. Kumar, J. Schemm, S. Cocke, J.-S. Kug, J.-J. Luo, T. Zhou, B. Wang, X. Fu, W.-T. Yun, O. Alves, E. K. Jin, J. Kinter, B. Kirtman, T. Krishnamurti, N. C. Lau, W. Lau, P. Liu, P. Pegion, T. Rosati, S. Schubert, W. Stern, M. Suarez, and T. Yamagata, 2008: Advance and prospectus of seasonal prediction: assessment of the APCC/CliPAS 14-model ensemble retrospective seasonal prediction (1980-2004). Climate Dynamics, 33, 93-117.

Yokoi, T., T. Tozuka, and T. Yamagata, 2012: Seasonal and interannual variations of the SST above the Seychelles Dome, Journal of Climate. 25, 800-814.