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Scientists from each country in the world are actively involved in
research using computers to project future climate change. In Japan, the Earth Simulator, one of the world's best supercomputers, was used for the future simulation of climate change up to 2100 by the joint study team of the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Center for Climate System Research, The University of Tokyo, and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology. As a result of the calculation assuming a society with the well-balanced mix of fossil fuel and new technologies led by economic growth-oriented globalization, the average surface air temperature of the earth was projected to rise by 5degree from 1900 to 2100. The results of this study, published by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) in 2007, represented a significant contribution to the process of drafting the 4th Assessment Report as the world's most detailed calculation.
Through the cooperation of the National Institute for Environmental Studies, now we have the movie of the simulation results available on this website for public viewing. In addition to viewing the results on the website, after entering your address on the websites sponsored by the National Institute for Environmental Studies and the University of Tokyo, you can download the movie for educational purposes. We hope this project will help deepen the understanding of global warming and research, and facilitate the prevention of global warming.
National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan
Center for Global Environmental Research
Climate Risk Assessment Research Section
Research Center shown in the
[ A simulation with commentary ]
- National Institute for Environmental Studies
- Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
- Frontier Research Center for Global Change
- Center for Climate System Research, The University of Tokyo
About the 4th Assessment Report by IPCC, please access the web link shown below.
About the 4th Assessment Report by IPCC