Projection of Extreme Wave Climate Change under Global Warming

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Author(s)

    • Mase Hajime
    • Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
    • Tom Tracey
    • Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University|Surflegend Co. Ltd.
    • Oku Yuichiro
    • Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University

Abstract

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.<br>

Journal

  • Hydrological Research Letters

    Hydrological Research Letters 4(0), 15-19, 2010

    Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources (JSHWR) / Japanese Association of Groundwater Hydrology (JAGH) / Japanese Association of Hydrological Sciences (JAHS) / Japanese Society of Physical Hydrology (JSPH)

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Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130000249042
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • Data Source
    CJPref  J-STAGE 
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