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Nishii, K., B. Taguchi, and H. Nakamura, 2020: An atmospheric general circulation model assessment of oceanic impacts on extreme climate events over Japan in July 2018. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 98,
Special Edition on Extreme Rainfall Events in 2017 and 2018
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Plain Language Summary: Oceanic impacts on anomalous atmospheric circulation that caused the heavy rain event and heat wave observed in July 2018 over Japan are investigated. While a pair of anticyclonic and cyclonic anomalies during the heavy rain was unlikely forced by the sea surface temperature anomaly (SSTa), a warm anticyclonic anomaly over Japan during the heat wave was partly forced by the SSTa in the midlatitude North Pacific Ocean as well as in the Tropics.