Professor Masahide Kimoto was appointed as a member of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) in 2015.
Masahide's major research interest is to understand and predict climate variability on various timescales. This research objective is approached through numerical simulations and observational data analysis. The main phenomena of interest are anomalous weather, atmospheric blocking, weather regimes, monsoons, El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), decadal climate variability, and anthropogenic climate change. In order to understand, and ultimately to predict, complex variety of climate variability, it is important to develop numerical models that can simulate it. Masahide is working together with research colleagues towards establishing a world-class, coupled ocean-atmosphere climate model.
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