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Research Institute for Global Change

Global Change Projection Research Program

This program investigates the projection of global change by developing an integrated earth system model that includes not only the physical atmosphere-ocean system but also explicit representations of biogeochemistry, such as carbon-cycle feedback among ocean, air, and land, and interactions between aerosols and atmospheric chemistry. The model is tested and improved by evaluating its performance against observational data. This program also studies the mechanisms of climate change and variation, using paleoclimate simulations and analyses of observed and simulated data to clarify how global change, especially global warming, proceeds in a climate system that fluctuates naturally over various space and time scales, even without any changes in external forcing.

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  • Integrated Earth System Modeling Research Team
  • Climate Modeling Research Team
  • Global Change Analysis Research Team
  • Global Hydro-climate Process Research Team
  • Paleo-climate Modeling Research Team