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Research Center for Climatology


At this University, we have been playing a core role in the promotion of the Monsoon Asia Hydro-Atmosphere Scientific Research and Prediction Initiative (MAHASRI), an international joint research project under the Global Energy and Water Cycle Exchanges Project (GEWEX), the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) since 2006. We have also carried out various urban climate studies including collaborative research with the Tokyo Metropolitan Research Institute for Environmental Protection. In addition, we organized a number of sessions at the International Geographical Union (IGU) Kyoto Regional Conference held in 2013, and MAHASRI related sessions at the AOGS (Asia Oceania Geosciences Society) meetings held every year. We have built strong research collaborations with various institutions both in Japan and overseas.


Recent decadal enhancement of Meiyu–Baiu heavy rainfall over East Asia. [EurekAlert]]

Wetter than wet: Global warming means more rain for Asian monsoon regions. (EurekAlert!)