Research Division of Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Disasters
Scientific study and mitigation of atmospheric and hydrospheric disasters
This division consists of six research sections studying climate environment, severe storms and atmospheric environment,ﾂꀀ wind disasters and maritime disasters, hydro-meteorological disasters, as well as risk information. The goal is to establishﾂꀀ scientific principles to mitigate atmospheric and hydrosphericﾂꀀ disasters. Researchers in the field of meteorology, hydrology, architecture and coastal engineering are collaborating to study atmospheric and hydrospheric hazards such as strong wind,ﾂꀀ tornado, typhoon, heavy rain, river discharge, flood, stormﾂꀀ surge, high wave and tsunami, at various spatial and temporalﾂꀀ scales. We are also studying the effects of future globalﾂꀀ warming on atmospheric and hydrological disasters by employing several General Circulation Model projections and methods of dynamical and statistical downscaling for the prevention and reduction of future disasters.