Syukuro Manabe won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics for work that helps understand complex physical systems such as Earth’s changing climate. He is a senior meteorologist at Princeton University and also one of the JAMSTEC research fellows. Mr. Manabe published ‘Climate Calculations with a Combined Ocean-Atmosphere Model’ in 1969 with oceanographer Krik Bryan. The ocean model in that paper is, so to speak, the origin of the ocean physical model we using. This is the first time the Nobel in Physics has recognized work in the fields of meteorology, so we hope that many people are interested in this area.

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