date October 9 to 11, 2017

The 2nd Kyoto University-Universität Hamburg Symposium 2018


Climate change and its impact

Meteorological hazards such as tropical and extratropical cyclones, heavy rainfalls, and high winds sometimes spawn natural disasters from flooding, inundation, landslide, storm surge, and high wave activity and therefore have significant impacts on societies. Climate change under future global warming further enhances such impacts owing to severe meteorological hazards, sea level rise, and oceanic changes. In this session, we will exchange and share recent developments and ideas on the studies of such meteorological, hydrological, and oceanographic issues that both Germany and Japan are now facing. Through discussing those issues deeply, we hope that this session will be the foundation for our future collaborations.


Tetsuya Takemi, Kyoto University
Detlef Stammer, Universität Hamburg


Venue: Meeting Room 2, BF, Research Administration Building (No. 61 Bldg. on Main Campus Map)

October 9

Chair: Tetsuya Takemi

13:00-13:10 Introduction: Tetsuya Takemi
13:10-13:40 Eiichi Nakakita An overview of Kyoto University's research activities related to climate change impact assessment on disaster environment and adaptation
13:40-14:10 Detlef Stammer Initialized climate predictions
14:10-14:40 Yasuto Tachikawa Future change analysis of extreme floods using large ensemble climate simulation data
14:40-15:10 Felix Ament Local atmospheric extremes – modelling opportunities and observational challenges
15:10-15:30 Break
15:30-16:00 Matthias Hort Natural hazards due to volcanic activity
16:00-16:30 Nobuhito Mori Future change of total sea level change considering sea level rise, storm surge, and storm waves
16:30-17:00 Tetsuya Takemi Analysis of extreme weather under climate change for impact assessment studies
17:00-17:30 Discussion for future collaboration

October 10

Young researchers’ presentations and discussion

10:30-12:00 Kyoto University: Adrean Webb, Alexandros-Panagiotis Poulids
Universität Hamburg: Detlef Stammer, Felix Ament, Matthias Hort

October 11

9:30-11:00 Preparation for wrap-up