Welcome to the S8DS service!
The S8 SI-CAT Downscaler (S8DS) is a pseudo global warming downscaling service to support climate adaptation efforts. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Environment, Japan.
The S8DS service is a user-friendly tool to support governmental personnel in making informed decisions for policies, programs, and projects, by putting the best available research-based evidence at the heart of policy development and implementation.
What you can do with the S8DS service
- Universal settings
- Extreme events
- Sharing (under construction)
- Area settings
- Objective settings
- Simulation properties
- Land use, urbanization level (optional)
- Scenario settings
Past, future, and differential data can be viewed via web-based GIS.
Past and future data can be downloaded in CSV or NET-CDF format.
How to utilize the S8DS service
In the future, this tendency will not stop in these cities.
However, most of the climate downscaling studies have not considered future changes of both land-use and anthropogenic heat release.
Future rice yields and adaptation option (*) can be simulated by using regional future climate projections of the S8DS service.
*Note: When transplanting should be started in the future? What fertilizers should be used in the future?
Impact models (e.g., crop growth simulation model) are needed to simulate projected future rice yields.
In the future, MOEJ will provide some these models for planning climate adaptation.