NEWS FRONTIER Newsletter No.11 July.2000


Winners of the FY 1998 and 1999 Research Awards

On April 27, 2000, commendation ceremony for the winners of the FY 1998 and 1999 research awards was held. Dr. Matsuno, Director-General of the FRSGC awarded the researchers who made distinguished progress in their research and contributed to the society in those years.
Winners of FY 1998
Vinayachandran P.N.M . (Climate Variations Research
Program)

Research on Intrusion of the Southwest Monsoon Current into the Bay of Bengal.(Published in Journal of Geophysical Research, entitled "Intrusion of the Southwest Monsoon Current into the Bay of Bengal")
Raghavan Krishnan(Global Warming Research Program)
Research on the feature development of convection and circulation of the atmosphere in the Indian summer monsoon, and the phenomena so-called "Breaks" which reduce rainfall activity. (Published in the Journal of Atmospheric Science, entitled " Dynamics of Breaks in the Indian Summer Monsoon")
Winners of FY 1999
Swadhin Kumar Behera (Climate Variations Research Program)
Research based on the work that showed coupling between ocean and the at mosphere in the tropical Indian Ocean during 1994. (Published in the Geophysical Research Letters, entitled " Unusual ocean-atmosphere conditions in the Tropical Indian Ocean during 1994")
Saji N Hameed (Climate Variations Research Program)
Research on sea surface temperature anomalies, called "Dipole Mode", which fluctuate out of phase between the eastern and western Tropical Indian Ocean. (Published in Nature, entitled "A dipole mode in the Tropical Indian Ocean")
Raghavan Krishnan(Global Warming Research Program)
Research on Asia continental teleconnections (anomalous atmospheric circulation extending from went-central Asia up to the Far East) associated with the Baiu rainfall variability. (Published in Geophysical Research Letters, entitled "Asia continental teleconnections associated with the Baiu rainfall variability.")
Fumio Mitsudera(IPRC)
Research on climatology of the circulation and water mass distribution near the Philippine coast. (Published in Journal of Physical Oceanography, entitled "Climatology of the circulation and water mass distribution near the Philippine coast.")
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Earth Science and Technology Organization Business Introduction
Operational Support and User Support for Supercomputer Systems and Networks

ESTO supports the FRSGC by operating the Supercomputer Systems.ESTO mainly works on the NEC SX-4B, the SGI Origin 2000, and the SGI Onyx 2, all of which are set up at the Institute For Global Change Research (in Minato-ku, Tokyo).
ESTO also operates Networks (including E-mail and web content), operating and monitoring firewalls, and dialup services.
Moreover, ESTO offers support for users of these computers.The support that ESTO provides includes: the installation of software modules, setting up the account users' personal computers and work stations, explaining systems utilization, and operational support for the atmosphere-ocean models.

FRONTIER Newsletter No.11 July. 2000

Date of issue:July 28,2000
Issue:Joint Promotion Office, Frontier Research System for Grobal Change
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