TOP > Climate Research Department > Second Laboratory

Summary Account

Predictability of climate during one month to several seasons is studied in our laboratory. Atmospheric state in such a long term is not determined only by its initial state but also affected largely by state of ocean and land. Therefore, we also develop Atmospheric(-land)-Ocean coupled Global Circulation Model (AOGCM) and construct seasonal prediction system to improve operational long-range forecasts. Impacts from El-Nino phenomena are a key to make seasonal prediction skillful over East Asia (Click the figure to see). Influences of other oceans, Arctic sea ice, land surfaces on the Eurasian Continent, and the stratospheric state are also to be explored.


Job titleName
HeadIchiro Ishikawa
Senior ResearcherYuhei Takaya
Senior ResearcherYukiko Imada
ResearcherNaoaki Saito

last update : Apr. 12 2018
All Rights Reserved, Copyright © 2003, Meteorological Research Institute, Japan