|Wellcome to my laboratory
|Atmosphere and land surface strongly interacts each other trough the water
and energy cycles. Convection and precipitation systems are the major component
to change radiation, heat budget, and land surface conditions, such as
soil moisture, snowcover, vegetation changes etc. Especially in the monsoon
Asia, complex topography characterize the mechanism of land-atmosphere
interaction and provide various climatic contrasts. My interests are to
reveal those precipitation dynamics and weather modification to establish
the climate system in small areas, especially around the mountain ranges.
Spatial scale covers meso- to synoptic-, that corresponds to diurnal to
year-to-year time scales. Methods of study cover observations, data analysis,
and diagnosing of model output.
My vision covers not only for the geophysical but geographical points of
view. Since 1989, I have been engaged many international field expeditions
such as in Yunnan province (China), Khumbu Himalayas (Nepal), and Tibet
(China) under Japanese Glacier experiments, KAKEN, GEWEX/GAME, CEOP, JICA
projects. Also, Japan alps areas and Tsukuba areas are my domestic fields.
The experiences of international and domestic field observations have always
remains the linkage of plot scale and synoptic to global scale circulations
of atmosphere. And local climate strongly contributes to the life and social
activity. We need order made style approach to reveal the geoenvironmental
I welcome all of foreigner students who is interested in my study focuses
to study in my laboratory. Let me introduce several topics in details in
the following pages.