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We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Professor Syukuro Manabe on winning the Nobel Prize.

We believe Prof. Manabe’s contribution to climate physics is remarkable. The origin of climate simulation models, which have become indispensable tools for generating information on climate change projection today, lies in the pivotal research that Prof. Manabe began working on it in the 1960s. His research using a radiative-convective equilibrium model, which accurately evaluated the role of energy transfer processes and convection in determining the vertical structure of the Earth's atmosphere, pioneered the development of climate models around the world. The coupled atmosphere-ocean model, which took into account the circulation of the atmosphere and the oceans, became the prototype for climate models that are now being developed around the world, and has made remarkable progress.

From 1997 to 2001, Prof. Manabe worked at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (then the Japan Marine Science and Technology Center) as the Program Director of the Frontier Research System for Global Change, where he led his climate modeling team, which was in its infancy at the time. He laid the foundation for demonstrating our climate change prediction research to the world through his contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. We have the pleasure of having Prof. Manabe as a permanent Honorary Fellow of JAMSTEC after he left his Program Director position to return to the USA. Once again, we would like to express our gratitude and congratulations to Prof. Manabe for his great contributions to our research and wish him good health and continued success in his future endeavors.

5 October, 2021
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)