Nobuhito Mori, Tomohiro Yasuda, Hajime Mase, Tracey Tom and Yuichiro Oku
Release Date: March 3, 2010
Projection of Extreme Wave Climate Change under Global Warming
Nobuhito Mori1), Tomohiro Yasuda1), Hajime Mase1), Tracey Tom1)2) and Yuichiro Oku1)
1) Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
2) Surflegend Co. Ltd.
(Received: December 7, 2009)
(Accepted for publication: February 4, 2010)
The influence of global climate change due to greenhouse effects on the earth’s environment will require impact assessment, mitigation and adaptation strategies for the future of our society. This study predicts future ocean wave climate in comparison with present wave climate based on the atmospheric general circulation model and global wave model. The annual averaged and extreme sea surface winds and waves are analyzed in detail. There are clear regional dependences of both annual average and also extreme wave height changes from present to future climates. The wave heights of future climate will increase at both middle latitudes and also in the Antarctic Ocean, with a decrease at the equator.
To cite this article:
Nobuhito Mori, Tomohiro Yasuda, Hajime Mase, Tracey Tom and Yuichiro Oku: “Projection of Extreme Wave Climate Change under Global Warming”, Hydrological Research Letters, Vol. 4, pp.15-19, (2010) .
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