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1. Methodology

GWPV8 summarizes high-resolution climate change projection for the late 21st century in the area around Japan based on output from the non-hydrostatic regional climate model (NHRCM; Sasaki et al. 2011) developed by the Meteorological Research Institute (MRI) of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). To provide lateral boundary conditions for the NHRCM, MRI's Atmospheric General Circulation Model version 3.2 (MRI-AGCM3.2; Mizuta et al. 2012) was driven using future sea surface temperatures generated from averaged anomalies of CMIP3 multi-model projection data.

Section 1.1 here outlines the model's specifications and experimental settings, and Section 1.2 highlights the statistical methods used in the analysis. Usage and interpretation of the results are summarized in Section 1.3, and Section 1.4 briefly details evaluation of model's ability to reproduce historically observed conditions. Finally, figures and tables are shown in Section 1.5 to aid reader understanding.

1.1 Model description and experimental settings

1.2 Statistical method and region

1.3 Introductory remarks on interpretation of climate projection and key uncertainties

1.4 Evaluation of NHRCM

1.5 Explanatory notes on figures

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