International Research Collaborations and Networking on Extreme Weather in Changing Climate in Asia and Oceania

Project Gist

International Research Collaborations and Networking on Extreme Weather in Changing Climate in Asia and Oceania

Keywords

Asia and Oceania, Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Nonlinear Atmospheric Dynamics, Regional Models for Numerical Weather Prediction

Background, Purpose, and Project Achievements

The tropical region in Asia and Oceania is one of the heaviest precipitation areas in the world, and it is characterized by frequent occurrence of extreme weather such as strong winds and heavy precipitation associated with tropical cyclones and others. Such extreme weather events sometimes cause meteorological disasters, including gusty winds, floods, flash floods, landslides, and so on. In these years, there is also concern about the increase of the occurrence frequency of such extreme weather events in association with global warming. In this program, we have constructed an international network in research and education on extreme weather, with a core member of the atmospheric science group of the Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, collaborating with major scientists in Asia and Oceania as well as Europe and America. We have promoted international research collaborations to understand extreme weather in the tropical moist atmosphere more deeply and to predict such events more precisely with the state-of-the-art numerical models.

Future Prospects

In FY2015-2017, we promote JSPS core-to-core program (Type B) Asia-Africa Science Platforms “International Research Collaborations and Networking on Extreme Weather in Changing Climate in the Maritime Continent”. In addition, we would like to take a leading role in the planning and implementation of the international research collaborations on “Years of Maritime Continent (YMC)” planned for 2017-2019.

Figures

A group photo of Kyoto U. RIMS International Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Variability and Predictability in Weather and Climate Systems, held in October 22-25, in 2013, at Maskawa Hall, Kyoto U.
A group photo of Kyoto U. RIMS International Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Variability and Predictability in Weather and Climate Systems, held in October 22-25, in 2013, at Maskawa Hall, Kyoto U.
A group photo of Kyoto University - National Taiwan University Symposium 2014, Session on “Natural Hazard and Global Change”, held in September 1-2, in 2014, at Maskawa Hall, Kyoto U.
A group photo of Kyoto University - National Taiwan University Symposium 2014, Session on “Natural Hazard and Global Change”, held in September 1-2, in 2014, at Maskawa Hall, Kyoto U.
A snapshot of the third KU-NTU atmospheric science student exchange program.
A snapshot of the third KU-NTU atmospheric science student exchange program.
A snapshot of the third KU-NTU atmospheric science student exchange program.
A snapshot of the third KU-NTU atmospheric science student exchange program.

Principal Investigator

YODEN Shigeo

・YODEN Shigeo
・Graduate School of Science
・Professor of Meteorology, Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University. My main research interest is extreme weather variations in the stratosphere-troposphere coupled system. In addition to the intraseasonal and interannual variations of wintertime circumpolar vortex, recently I have been expanding my research activity to study the impacts of stratospheric variations on moist convection and its organization in the tropics.
http://www-mete.kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp/yoden/