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Circulation and Water Mass Processes in the Kuroshio-Oyashio Extension Region

Update: 11. 15, 2011

(Nov. 11-12, 2011, in Otsuchi)

Research Meeting in International Coastal Research Center  

Date: November 11, 2011 (Fri) 10:00-17:00
     November 12, 2011 (Sat) 9:30-12:00
Venue: Otsuchi Central Community Center
     32-126 Kozuchi, Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture 028-1121, JAPAN
     Tel: +81-193-42-3030
Convener: Eitarou Oka (AORI, Univ. of Tokyo)
     Tel: +81-4-7136-6042, e-mail: eoka[at]aori.u-tokyo.ac.jp)
Co-organizer: Otsuchi Town, The Marine Meteorological Society


November 11
10:00-10:15   Opening remarks
Yutaka Ikarigawa (Otsuchi Town Mayor)
Eitarou Oka (AORI, Univ. of Tokyo)

10:15-10:50   Hydrographic condition after the 3.11 Tsunami in the inner harbor of Kamaishi Bay
Yutaka Michida, Kiyoshi Tanaka (AORI, Univ. of Tokyo), Shinnosuke Kaga (Iwate Fisheries Technology Center), Takuma Koie (AORI, Univ. of Tokyo)

10:50-11:25   Year-to-year variability of oceanic condition off Sanriku Coast using routine observation data
Kunio Kutsuwada (Tokai Univ.) et al.

11:25-12:00   TSV analysis on the formation process of Oyashio Water in the Sea of Okhotsk
Makoto Kashiwai (Fisheries Oceanography Research Studio “Oyashio-Ya”)

12:00-13:00   Lunch Break

13:00-13:35   Seasonal changes across the subarctic front
Shinya Kouketsu and Hiroyuki Tomita (JAMSTEC)

13:35-14:10   Decadal seesaw of the Central and Subtropical Mode Water formation associated with the Kuroshio Extension variability
Eitarou Oka (AORI, Univ. of Tokyo), Bo Qiu (Univ. of Hawaii), Shinya Kouketsu (JAMSTEC), Kazuyuki Uehara (Tokai Univ.), Toshio Suga (Tohoku Univ. / JAMSTEC)

14:10-14:45   Seasonal and interannual variation of North Pacific Tropical Water in its formation region and its mechanism
Shota Katsura and Eitarou Oka (AORI, Univ. of Tokyo)

14:45-15:00   Coffee Break

15:00-15:35   Ocean mixing layer variation as indicated by the measurement of the dissipation rate in the Kuroshio Extension region
Masanori Konda (Kyoto Univ. / JAMSTEC), Tamami Ono, Yasuhi Karino (Kyoto Univ.), Kazuyuki Uehara, Kunio Kutsuwada (Tokai Univ.), Osamu Tsukamoto (Okayama Univ.), Fumiyoshi Kondo (AORI, Univ. of Tokyo), Naoto Iwasaka (Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology) 

15:35-16:10   Daily variation of turbulence kinetic energy dissipation rate and small outcropping front
Kazuyuki Uehara (Tokai Univ.), Eitarou Oka (AORI, Univ. of Tokyo), Masanori Konda (Kyoto Univ.), Fumiaki Kobashi, Naoto Iwasaka (Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology), Youichi Tanimoto (Hokkaido Univ.), Kunio Kutsuwada, Masahisa Kubota (Tokai Univ.)

16:10-16:45   Identification of ocean eddies and vortex array in the beginning of the Kuroshio
Kazuyuki Uehara (Tokai Univ.)

18:00-        Reception at “Sanzuro-Ya” in Kirikiri, Otsuchi

November 12
09:30-09:40   Greeting from AORI Director
Hiroshi Niino (AORI, Univ. of Tokyo)

09:40-10:10   Impact of 3/11 disaster on International Coastal Research Center in Otsuchi town
Hideki Fukuda (International Coastal Research Center, AORI, Univ. of Tokyo)

10:10-10:20   Closing remarks
Eitarou Oka (AORI, Univ. of Tokyo)

10:20-10:30   Photography

10:30-12:00   Visit to International Coastal Research Center

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