Global Chemical Weather Forecast System has became one of
the Geo-Cosmos’ Exhibitions at National Museum of
Emerging Science and Innovation, Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan


Atmospheric Composition Research Program of Frontier Research Center for Global Change, jointly with Center for Climate System Research of University of Tokyo has developed a Global Chemical Weather Forecast System by using a chemical AGCM (atmospheric global circulation model). Using this forecasting system, it will be able to draw a daily chemical weather map.

This Global Chemical Weather Forecast System has been open to public through FRCGC’s website below.
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/frcgc/gcwm/index_j.html

Using this forecasting system, it will be able to draw a daily chemical weather map for the whole world with predictions for up to several days in advance. It will be able to see intercontinental transport of atmospheric pollutants, such as ozone, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, etc.

This chemical weather forecasting system, which has been introduced in various media has become one of the Geo-Cosmos’ exhibitions at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, at Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan. "Geo-Cosmos" is the symbol exhibit of the said museum, which projects various images on the contours of the constantly rotating earth. Along with various images such as global clouds distribution and changes in surface air temperature, the global chemical weather forecasting system will be introduced from 10:00 am until 17:00 pm.



Global Chemical Weather Forecast projected at "Geo-Cosomos"
It can predict the long-range continental transport of atmospheric pollutants for up to seven days.

In the near future, the global chemical weather forecast will be introduced at the museum with the interpreters’(exhibition staff members) demonstration as well.

We hope that you will enjoy watching the global chemical weather forecasting at "Geo-Cosmos", feeling that you are looking at the planet earth from the universe.

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation’s home page
http://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/index.html