Meteorological Research Institute, Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan

Data Center Description

Global change and environmental issues are one of the urgent and
common subjects human beings should solve; global warming issue
due to the increment of greenhouse-effect gases like carbon
dioxide according to enhancement of human activity, destruction
of ozone layer by CFCs, acid rain and desertification, etc. Also
every year we have a severe damage due to heavy thunderstorms
and typhoons in our country. To prevent the damage is very
important. In addition, as our country is a typical volcanic and
earthquake country,we are highly required to establish the
forecast technique for big earthquake and volcanic eruption.

To meet the above demands, the Meteorological Research Institute
(MRI), as an associate institute of the Japan Meteorological
Agency, is engaged in analysing and predicting meteorological,
geophysical, hydrological and oceanographic phenomena, as well
as developing extensive related technology.

For global warming isuue, the MRI contributes to the
Intergovernmental Panel on ClimateChange (IPCC) supported by
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations
Environment Programme (UNEP). Moreover, our institute is
activelyparticipating in several international projects, such as
the following:

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX)

World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE)

International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU)

International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP)

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