Newsletter No.1 January-1998

Dr. Manabe, the Program Director, appeared on NHK

On November 11(Thu.), Dr Manabe, appeared on the NHK news program, "Ohayo Nippon(=good morning, Japan)" in the early morning.
Though only for ten minutes, it was a timely speech on Global Warming Research and Prediction, as it aired just before the Kyoto Conference. In addition he also stated frequently in the newspapers about the importance of Global Warming Research and the observation of it. (e.g. Asahi, Daily Yomiuri/ on December 1, 1997,etc,)



Seminar of Professor Michael E. Mc Intyre

Prof. M.E. McIntyre is giving the lecture
Seminar of Professor Michael E. Mc IntyreThe first seminar of the Frontier Research System was held on November 19, 1997. Professor McIntyre, who instructs the course of applied mathematics and theoretical physics, Cambridge University, U.K, gave a lecture in the seminar room in the Institute for Global Change Research, titled " On the relation between dynamics in breaking the zone of stratospheric oscillation and interaction of the atmosphere with the ocean". About 50 researchers came together including those of the Frontier Research System.
There were lively discussions on the matter, and the seminar was very significant for the participant.

Brief personal history:
Ph. D of Cambridge University in 1970; Inauguration as Professor in 1993, after working as a college lecturer. He has been studying atmospheric dynamics with an emphasis on stratospheric atmosphere, and is famous for his theory on the interaction between an oscillation and an average stream. Prof. McIntyre is also known for his interpretation of atmospheric phenomena with a view to the mixture of eddy, and for the mechanical system in forming the Antarctic ozone hole, etc. He was awarded the Rosby prize of the US Meteorological Society.
Congratulations!! Dr. Manabe, a Program Director was elected
as an honorary member of the US Meteorological Society



Congratulations!! Dr.Manabe, a Program Director was elected as an honorary member of the US Meteorological Society

Recently Dr. Shukuro Manabe, a Program Director of the Global Warming Research Program of the Frontier Research System was elected as an honorary member of the US Meteorological Society. He attended the presentation ceremony of honorary membership held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA on January 14, 1998.
The honorary membership of the US Meteorological Society is given to the researcher whose works have been highly evaluated with regard to the study of the atmosphere and oceans, and whose contribution to meteorology is very important. The honorable grade of the membership is the same or higher than that of the Rosby Award, which he has already been awarded, the highest award in meteorology.
He is the second person in Japan, who has been elected as an honorary member of the US Meteorological Society.
In addition, on October 21,1997, Dr. Manabe was also awarded "Volvo · Environmental Prize" in FY 1997.


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