Climate Modeling and the Projection of Global Warming

  • Atsunobu Ichikawa

Abstract

Unlike numerous other environment or pollution issues, the global warming issue has spurred society to action without any tangible “issue” at hand, based upon future projections and warnings provided by scientists. It is therefore essential for the decision-makers of society to learn the scientific basis of the global warming projection. The “science of global warming” could be divided into two areas: research on the anthropogenic increase of CO2 concentration and research on climate change due to such an increase. In this chapter, we will concentrate on the latter where future projection by supercomputer simulations plays a major role.

Keywords

Dioxide Convection Hydroxyl Europe Ozone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atsunobu Ichikawa
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  1. 1.Council for Science and Technology PolicyThe Government of JapanTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyTokyoJapan

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