JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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[E] Poster

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences ) » A-AS Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology & Atmospheric Environment

[A-AS12] Weather and climate extremes in East Asian monsoon system: mechanism, predictability, and projection

convener:JinHo Yoon(GIST Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology), Shih-Yu (Simon) Wang(Utah State University), Hyungjun Kim(The Univ. of Tokyo)

Weather and climate extremes have happened in sequence with similar characteristics, such as long-lasting drought and severe forest fire. Recently, the succession of two extreme yet opposite characteristics occurring in close proximity, such as the 2018 Japan severe flood followed by record-breaking heat wave, calls for a closer look at the synoptic-climate, which is largely linked to the East Asian Summer Monsoon system. From Europe to Asia, heat waves and severe thunderstorms can happen in rapid succession as well, modulated by a quick phase change of the meandering yet semi-stationary short waves. The changing climate may or may not affect all those circulation ingredients, making extreme-event attribution analysis difficult. However, in-depth understanding of the mechanism and its lifecycle is critically important to disaster mitigation and water security in warming climate. This session calls for recent advancement in combining the mesoscale, synoptic-scale, and large-scale diagnostics and modeling towards understanding mechanism, prediction and its future with a focus on weather and climate extremes particularly in East Asian monsoon system.