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A tsunami model used in Tsunami Inundation Modeling Exchange (TIME), an international project carried out by Tohoku University in collaboration with UNESCO and the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics since 1991. TUNAMI is the name for "Tohoku University Numerical Analysis Model for Inundation," with N2 referring to flood analysis.
 HPCI Strategic Program for Innovation Research Field 3, "Advanced Prediction Researches for Natural Disaster Prevention and Reduction"
A project led by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology with the strategic objective to "globally project tropical cyclone trends in simulated global warming, demonstrate prediction of local heavy rain falls, establish the foundation for next-generation earthquake hazard maps and improve tsunami warning accuracy."
 K computer
A supercomputer developed jointly by RIKEN and Fujitsu Limited, installed at RIKEN's Advanced Institute for Computational Science.
Tohoku University was established in 1907 as Japan’s third national university, and is proud to be ranked among its leading universities. The five main campuses are in Sendai city, built around the ancient site of Sendai’s Aoba Castle.
Tohoku University has a history of innovation and continues to lead in traditional fields of research in materials science, physics and chemistry. As a comprehensive research university, most academic fields of study can be taken including the liberal arts, engineering, medicine, and life sciences. Tohoku University is committed to contributing to its local and global communities, and encourages academic-industry-government cooperation to help strengthen and develop new areas of research. For more information, please see: http://www.tohoku.ac.jp/en.
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Date: 27 February, 2015
City: Sendai and Kawasaki, Japan
Company: International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University / Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.