Monday, 06 Feb, 2012 Science

Japanese Earth Simulator Predicts Seasonal Climate Variations


At JAMSTEC's Application Laboratory, Professor Toshio Yamagata, from the Graduate School of Science at the University of Tokyo, makes use of the Earth Simulator. This is part of a project meant to help forecast climate variations.

It was reported that seasonal prediction information simulated by the Earth Simulator allows specialists to figure out the mechanisms of global climate variations that take place as a result of global warming. At the same time the simulator makes is possible to improve infrastructure in developing countries in a way to prevent disasters.

In addition, the information provided by the Earth Simulator can be used to halt the spread of diseases, carried by vectors such as mosquitoes.

Information on climate variation can also be used in developed countries to predict the supply and demand for energy and food, alterations in prices, revenue from foods and beverages, as well as demand for various consumables.

Professor Yamagata also looks forward to using data offered by the Earth Simulator to provide information services around the world.

Check out the video below to see how the Earth Simulator works.

[via Diginfo]

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