4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
[U07-11] Japanese activity for World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)/Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate (SPARC)
Keywords:World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate (SPARC)
The stratosphere/troposphere science handled by SPARC is a field dealing with issues deeply involved in global environmental problems such as ozone hole, global warming, tele-connection of climate. Each member of the SPARC community has been working by moderately collaborated with those of the other WCRP projects Such collaboration need to be continued and strengthened in the future so as to give solutions of global environmental problems. For this, it is necessary to closely monitor the current state by observations, and to deeply understand the processes and the connection between the processes precisely. This gives fundamentals needed for future prediction by models. It is important to correctly understand the linkage with other environmental factors handled by other projects. However, it is indicated that there are various problems in the way of earth observations by satellites etc. in Japan, and it is necessary to look at the direction from the researcher side. Furthermore, the viewpoint of research tends to concentrate on the global nature of the issue, and the basic understanding of each processes tends to be treated less important than before. However, In order to clarify definite prescriptions for solving the global environmental problem, balanced science should be promoted from both macro and micro viewpoints.