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Land surface and regional climate modeling research

Land surface and regional climate modeling research

It has been pointed out that there is a possibility of significantly increase in water-related disaster (e.g., flood and drought) risk associated with global warming by recent studies. Towards the realization of a sustainable society, we focus on the understanding of vulnerability of each region by the evaluation and prediction of local water environment variation due to climate change. We develop an evaluation system of water cycle on land through the detailed investigation of global climate change and impact on regional water resources using a down scaling technique. In addition, we collaborate with the research group of various fields and contribute to regional environmental conservation and revitalization of economy, which are indispensables for a sustainable society. Our targets include 1) develop a land surface model to make assessment of regional water resources prediction, 2) improve down scaling technique and develop an evaluation method for global warming prediction using in a regional scale, 3) develop a method of easy to understand for transmitting a global warming prediction information without misunderstand, and 4) contributing to international and local communities in collaboration with researchers in various fields.