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Title: Recent nationwide climate change impact assessments of natural hazards in Japan and East Asia
Authors: Mori, Nobuhito  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9082-3235 (unconfirmed)
Takemi, Tetsuya  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7596-2373 (unconfirmed)
Tachikawa, Yasuto
Tatano, Hirokazu  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7209-4358 (unconfirmed)
Shimura, Tomoya  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8284-0668 (unconfirmed)
Tanaka, Tomohiro  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8884-9089 (unconfirmed)
Fujimi, Toshimi
Osakada, Yukari  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Webb, Adrean
Nakakita, Eiichi
Author's alias: 森, 信人
竹見, 哲也
立川, 康人
多々納, 裕一
志村, 智也
田中, 智大
小坂田, ゆかり
中北, 英一
Keywords: Global warming
Natural disasters
Impact assessment
Downscaling
Extreme events
Heavy precipitation
River flooding
Coastal hazards
Economic loss
Issue Date: Jun-2021
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Journal title: Weather and Climate Extremes
Volume: 32
Thesis number: 100309
Abstract: Climate change due to global warming is expected to have major impacts on phenomena such as tropical cyclones (TCs), Baiu, precipitation, and seasonal storms. Many natural disasters in East Asia are driven by TC (typhoon) activity in particular and their associated hazards are sensitive to local-scale characteristics. As such, it is critically important to numerically simulate TC activity (and other phenomenon) on local scales in order to properly assess climate change impacts on natural hazards in the region. In addition, projecting future changes of many TC-related hazards and/or their potential economic impacts can be challenging due to their low occurrence frequencies in any one particular area. With these views in mind, a collaborative research program was formed in Japan to project long-term changes in natural hazards in Japan and East Asia based on local-scale and large-ensemble numerical experiments. This paper reviews recent climate change impact assessments (written in both English and Japanese) from the program and summarizes the projected future changes in precipitation, river flooding, and coastal hazards, and their associated economic impacts.
Rights: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V.
This is an open access article under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/274524
DOI(Published Version): 10.1016/j.wace.2021.100309
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