Associate Professor
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute

Office: General Research Building, Kashiwa Campus-209
TEL: +81-4-7136-4380
FAX: +81-4-7136-4375


Research Field

Climate system, Climate change, Climate modelling (Global warming, Polar climate, Paleoclimate)

Current Research

Global warming is one of serious, modern environmental problems that can fundamentally affect human life (security, health, water resource, foods, economy, energy, and service) and ecosystem-biodiversity. As a discipline of earth science, it is a challenging scientific question of how the naturally-fluctuating climate system responds to the external forcing. The basic information used when considering the environmental impact and cautionary measures are obtained primarily from numerical global climate model simulations. There are uncertainties in the future projections, however. In order to reduce the uncertainties, I do research on the topics including: polar warming mechanism; teleconnection mechanism from the mid-high latitudes to the tropics; climate change in the past and its implication for the future climate change; interaction between climate and Greenland/Antarctic ice sheets; role of vegetation changes in the past and future climate change.
I served as a contributing author for the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, WG I, Chapters 5 (paleoclimate) and 13 (sea level change).
My goal is to understand the mechanism of global environmental changes as a scientist and to provide correct information on the global climate change to the society.
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Representative Publications

1. Yoshimori, M., F. H. Lambert, M. J. Webb, and T. Andrews (2020): Fixed anvil temperature feedback - positive, zero or negative? J. Climate, 33, 2719-2739.
2. Yoshimori, M., A. Abe-Ouchi, H. Tatebe, T. Nozawa, and A. Oka (2018): The importance of ocean dynamical feedback for understanding the impact of mid-high-latitude warming on tropical precipitation change. J. Climate, 31, 2417-2434.
3. Yoshimori, M., A. Abe-Ouchi, and A. Laîné (2017): The role of atmospheric heat transport and regional feedbacks in the Arctic warming at equilibrium. Clim. Dyn., 49(9-10), 3457-3472.