Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute

Office: Kashiwa-Campus, General Research Bldg.-215
TEL: +81-4-7136-4402
FAX: +81-4-7136-4375

Research Field

Tropical Meteorology, Precipitation Science, Climate Change

Current Research

Tropical Atmosphere and Global Climate: In the atmospheric general circulation, tropical cumulus convection plays a role to transport energy received at the earth’s surface up to the atmosphere. Since tropical cumulus convection is organized in multiscales from the cloud scale to the synoptic scale, it interacts with atmospheric disturbances of several thousands of kilometers, as well as with global-scale phenomena as El Nino. In the CCSR, we are studying the relationship between the tropical atmosphere and global climate, utilizing state-of-the- art satellite remote sensing data and numerical model experiments.  

Representative Publications

1. Hamada, A., Y. N. Takayabu, C. Liu, and E. J. Zipser, 2015: Weak linkage between the heaviest rainfall and tallest storms. Nat. Commun., Vol. 6(6213), doi:
2. Takayabu, Y. N., S. Shige, W.-K. Tao, and N. Hirota, 2010: Shallow and deep latent heating modes over tropical oceans observed with TRMM PR Spectral Latent Heating data, J. Climate, 23, 2030-2046.
3. Takayabu,Y.N. , T. Iguchi, M. Kachi, A. Shibata and H. Kanzawa, Abrupt termination of the 1997-98 El Nino in response to a Madden-Julian oscillation, Nature, 402, 279-282, 1999.