Graduate School of Environmental Science


[Press Release] Greater than expected increase in atmospheric water vapor in response to increased air temperature


Extremely heavy precipitation affects human society and the natural environment, and thus its behavior under a warming climate needs to be elucidated. Assoc. Prof. Tomonori Sato (Section of Integrated Environmental Science) and Dr. Mikiko Fujita (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology) analyzed the relationship between atmospheric water vapor content and surface air temperature using precipitable water vapor derived from global positioning system satellites. This research outcome is published in Scientific Reports.

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