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Masuo Nakano, Mio Matsueda and Masato Sugi Future projections of heat waves around Japan simulated by CMIP3 and high-resolution Meteorological Research Institute atmospheric climate models Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 118

Version of Record online: 25 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/jgrd.50260

Key Points

  • Heatwave days will increase more than 20 days a year in Japan.
  • A 20-km-mesh model is needed to reproduce distribution of heatwave days.
  • AGCM-20km and NHM-5km project large increases in heatwave days in coastal areas.

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