Coupled Model Development Group

One of the main goals of FRCGC is the development of a coupled atmosphere-ocean-land model which can reproduce climate variability at various time scales. Cooperation between specialists in each research field related to the climate system is essential to further understanding of the various physical mechanisms involved in climate change, and to ensure that each process is accurately represented in the model. The coupled model development group has been formed within the Global Warming Research Program so that it works as the central core team in the coupled model development. Our group will collaborate closely with researchers in related organizations outside FRCGC, as well as with other members of the Global Warming Research Program and FRCGC, with the aim of developing the best model to date. The coupled model will be open for use by researchers inside and outside FRCGC under a certain guideline of usage.