Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Group

Office: -815
TEL: +81-3-5841-4297
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Research Field

Climate Dynamics, Physical Oceanography

Current Research

Climate and ocean variations in the tropics and subtropics have significant impacts on global climate system. We are trying to elucidate mechanisms responsible for such climate variations as air-sea coupled modes and ocean circulations and their variability. We are conducting comprehensive analyses using numerical simulation with ocean and/or atmosphere-ocean coupled models, together with analyses of observed data.

Representative Publications

1. Masumoto, Y., Y. Miyazawa, D. Tsumune, T. Tsubono, T. Kobayashi, H. Kawamura, C. Estournel, P. Marsaleix, L. Lanerolle, A. Mehra, and Z. D. Garraffo, 2012: Oceanic dispersion simulations of Cesium 137 from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, ELEMENTS, 8, 207-212, doi: 10.2113/gselements.8.3.207.
2. Masumoto, Y., 2010: Sharing results of a high-resolution ocean general circulation model under multi-discipline framework - A review of OFES activities –, Ocean Dynamics, 60, 633-652, DOI: 10.1007/s10236-010-0297-z.
3. Masumoto, Y., T. Horii, I. Ueki, H. Hase, K. Ando, and K. Mizuno, 2008: Short-term upper-ocean Variability in the central equatorial Indian Ocean during 2006 Indian Ocean Dipole event, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L14S09, doi:10.1029/2008GL033834.