Each year, a range of material is derived from JMSJ's articles - from Editors' Highlights to press releases and more. We present them here.
Press Release (13 Mar. 2019)
- Watanabe, S., M. Fujita, S. Kawazoe, S. Sugimoto, Y. Okada, R. Mizuta, and M. Ishii, 2019: Frequency change of clear-air turbulence over the North Pacific under 2 K global warming - Ensemble projections using a 60-km atmospheric general circulation model. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 97,
Early Online Release Graphical Abstract
Global warming may influence geographical distributions of clear-air turbulence (CAT) hazardous for aircrafts. This study addresses frequency change of CAT over the North Pacific under 2 K global warming based on the database for Policy Decision making for Future climate change (d4PDF; http://www.miroc-gcm.jp/~pub/d4PDF/index_en.html). The CAT broadly decreases in the midlatitude central to western North Pacific along with the south side of its present-day high-frequency band extending from Japan to the eastern North Pacific. Meanwhile, large relative increases are found outside the band, implying an increased risk of CAT encounters. These changes depend on season, CAT indices, and uncertainties in future warming patterns of sea surface temperature projected by climate models. [click here for the press release from JAMSTEC (in Japanese)]
JMSJ Editors' Highlight (1 Feb. 2019)
- Ose, T., 2019: Characteristics of future changes in summertime East Asian monthly precipitation in MRI-AGCM global warming experiments. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 97, 317-335.
https://doi.org/10.2151/jmsj.2019-018 Graphical Abstract
Future changes in monthly June-to-August precipitation over East Asia are interpreted through the analysis based on a theoretical concept of the Baiu rain-band formation (Figure 1). The analysis is performed on the global warming experiments during the end period of 21st century under the RCP8.5 scenario using the high-resolution Meteorological Research Institute Atmospheric Global Circulation Models (MRI-AGCM3.2H with 60 km mesh). The results are potentially valuable for interpreting the output of other global warming simulations. ... [click here]