Research Directors / Research Themes
Scale interaction and large-scale variation of the ocean circulation
Group Leader,Global Environment Modeling Research Program,
Kay I. OHSHIMA
Associate Professor,Institute of Low Temperature Science,Hokkaido University
We'll clarify the physical mechanisms controlling the oceanic mid-depth and deep circulation, by carrying out micro-to-global-scale simulations for formation, modification, and transportation processes of the oceanic intermediate and deep waters. Based on its understanding, we'll then establish effective and efficient modeling methods to evaluate influences of climate changes on large-scale ocean circulation and local-scale coastal environment.