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Present Status and Future Outlook of Mid-latitude Meteorology and Climatology

Update: 01. 28, 2015

(Aug. 27-28, 2014)

Research Meeting in International Coastal Research Center

Date : August.27.2014 (Wed) 12:00-17:00
         August.28.2014 (Thu)  9:00-12:00
Venue : Otsuchi central public hall
          32-126 Koduchi, Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture 028-1121, JAPAN
          Tel: +81-193-42-3030
Organizer : Akira Kuwano-Yoshida (Application laboratory, JAMSTEC, akiray[at]
          Kiyoshi Tanaka (AORI, Tokyo University, ktanaka[at]

Aug. 27
12:00 – 12:05 Opening

Session 1. Special lecture and Typhoon (Chair: Akira Yamazaki)
12:05 – 12:55 Katsufumi Sato (Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo)*
“Animal-borne platform to monitor atmosphere and ocean environments”
Yoshinari Yonehara (Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo)*
“Ocean surface wind vector estimated by seabirds flight paths”
12:55 - 13:15 Yuko Mikami (Graduate School of Science and Technology, Hirosaki University)
“Analysis of aerological observations of T1304 over Iriomote Island, Okinawa”
13:15 - 13:40 Akiyoshi Wada (Typhoon Research Department/Meteorological Research Institute)*
“Roles of air-sea interactions and boundary-layer processes on tropical cyclone predictions in the western North Pacific”

13:40 - 13:50 Break

Session 2. Snowfall, precipitation and data assimilation (Chair: Yoichi Kamae)
13:50 - 14:10 Naoya Matsumoto (Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics Division, Mie University)
“Are overland local wind and snowfall distribution induced by anomalous upward heat flux from leeward Ise Bay?”
14:10 – 14:35 Kentaro Araki (Meteorological Research Institute)*
“Observational study on heavy snowfalls in Kanto and Koshin regions in February 2014”
14:35 – 14:55 Yusuke Kimura (Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University)
“Characteristics of the distribution of precipitation around the Sado Island during winter reproduced by numerical simulations”
14:55 – 15:20 Takemasa Miyoshi (RIKEN)*
“Big Data Assimilation”

Poster Session
15:20 – 16:50 Koto Ogata (Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics Division, Mie University)
“Asymmetry property of the PSA-like pattern driven by Antarctic sea ice anomaly”
Youichi Kamae (National Institute for Environmental Studies)
“Anthropogenic effect and oceanic influence on the recent increase in frequency of hot summers over the middle-latitude land areas”
Hatsumi Nishikawa (Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics Division, Mie University)
“Sea fog observed by simultaneous radiosonde launches by three research vessels over a SST frontal region in the Kuroshio Extension”
Ryusuke Masunaga (Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo)
“Imprints of SST fronts on the wintertime atmospheric boundary layer within the Kuroshio-Oyashio Extension region”
Sho Tanaka (RCAST, University of Tokyo)
“The role of mid-latitude ocean in the maintenance of the teleconnection patterns over the North Pacific”
Satoru Okajima (Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology)
“Possible forcing of SST anomalies in the midlatitude North Pacific in large-scale atmospheirc circulation anomalies”
Yuta Ando (Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics Division, Mie University)
“Winter weather in Japan controlled by large-scale atmospheric and small-scale oceanic phenomena”
Atsuyoshi Manda (Graduate School of Fisheries Science and Environmental Studies, Nagasaki University)
“Impacts of a warming marginal sea on torrential rainfall organized under the Asian summer monsoon”
Hiroshige Tsuguchi (Meteorological Research Institute)
“Analytical and numerical studies of the heavy rainfall event at Akita and Iwate prefectures, Japan, on 9 August 2013 - Maintaining processes of the low-level warm and humid air -“
Takumi Honda (Kyushu University)
“Evaluation of Microphysics Parameterization Schemes Using Videosondes”
Sento Nakai (NIED Snow and Ice Research Center)
“Polarimetric radar observations of various types of snowfall particles”
Meiji Honda (Faculty of Science, Niigata University)
“Characteristics of three-dimensional atmospheric structures of heavy snow-accumulation events in Kanto-Koshin Region on February 14-16, 2014”
Akira Yamazaki (JAMSTEC)
“Unusual weather caused by atmospheric blocking in winter Kanto: Case of Feb 2014”
Eigo Tochimoto (Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo)
“Structures and Environment of Extratropical Cyclones Cause a Tornado Outbreak”
Tetsuya Kawano (Kyushu University)
“Numerical simulation of a heavy snowstorm occurred on March 2 2013 in the eastern part of Hokkaido”
Hidetaka Hirata (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Kyushu University)
“Numerical Simulation of a Bomb cyclone using a Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean Non-Hydrostatic Model, CReSS-NHOES”
Akira Kuwano-Yoshida (JAMSTEC)
“Influence of explosive cyclones in eddy-resolving ocean simulations”

16:50 – 17:00 Discussion

Aug. 28
Session 3. Air-sea interaction (Chair: Eigo Tochimoto)
09:00 – 09:20 Emi Sato (Graduate School of Science and Technology, Hirosaki University)
“Possible causes of sea fogs observed near the Kuroshio in East China Sea”
09:20 – 09:45 Hideaki Kawai (Meteorological Research Institute)*
“Vertical Structures of Low Clouds over Mid-Latitude Ocean”
09:45 – 10:05 Kazuhira Hoshi (Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University)
“Influence of Northern Hemisphere sea-ice extent variability on atmospheric circulation fields”
10:05 – 10:30 Kazuaki Nishii (RCAST, University of Tokyo)*
“Subtropical jet and oceanic frontal zone”

10:30 – 10:40 Break

Session 4. Climate change and variability (Chair: Hiroshige Tsuguchi)
10:40 – 11:00 Hikaru Hatakeyama (Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University)
“Relationship between recent snowfall distribution in Japan and three-dimensional structures of atmospheric fields”
11:00 – 11:25 Takashi Mochizuki (JAMSTEC)*
“Recent challenges in decadal climate prediction”
11:25 – 11:45 Haruka Suzuki (Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics Division, Mie University)
“Recent Arctic Oscillation Amplification and Modulation”

11:45 – 12:00 Discussion

(*: Invited speaker 25 min, other 20 min)

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