TXT-tool 2.081-5.1: High-Resolution rainfall prediction for early warning of landslides

Ryo Onishi*, Keigo Matsuda, Keiko Takahashi

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Most of tragic landslides are caused by heavy rainfall. Reliable rainfall prediction is thus invaluable for early warning. This paper describes a recent development of our next generation numerical weather prediction model-the Multi-Scale Simulator for the Geoenvironment (MSSG)-after introducing general information about numerical weather prediction models. The MSSG can be categorized as a global cloud-resolving model that can be used for global simulation with high-resolutions without the aid of cumulus parameterization. MSSG is thus expected to have a good skill for local rainfall prediction as well as for long-term prediction. This paper also shows a couple of examples that show a good prediction skill of MSSG and a powerful physics scheme implemented in MSSG for the research on local rainfalls.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLandslide Dynamics
Subtitle of host publicationISDR-ICL Landslide Interactive Teaching Tools: Volume 1: Fundamentals, Mapping and Monitoring
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319577746
ISBN (Print)9783319577739
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Earth simulator
  • Multi-scale weather simulation
  • Orographic precipitation
  • Turbulence enhancement of cloud development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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