Ueno Lab.

Challenges of land-atmosphere
interaction studies
with regional diversities

Welcome to the UWAC laboratory.

This laboratory focuses on processes controlling the water and atmospheric circulations and land-atmosphere interactions with various regional factors. Data analysis and field observation are also conducted from the geographical point of view, and cross-cutting type project studies are encouraged.

Key words: Precipitation system, topography, snow, local climate, field observation

Welcome to Ueno Water and Atmospheric Circulation (UWAC) seminar !  (UWAC sounds “temptation” in Japanese)

Major research topics

Land-atmosphere interaction under Asian monsoonThermodynamic interaction processes over the complex terrains round Tibet/Himalayas are investigated.
Precipitation system over mountains and local circulationsPrecipitation/convection processes over the large-scale mountains, controlling the water resources and causing natural disasters, are revealed from the point of meso-scale and synoptic scale interactions.
Effects of weather modification to snowcover environmentsEffects of recent extreme weather patterns to snow cover environment and precipitation phase changes are studied.
Observation of solid precipitation amount and phase changesImprovement of observation technics to measure snow fall amount and temporal changes of precipitation phase are conducted.
Observation of local climate at your placeWe challenge to observe local climate with unique evidence at your place and own interests, that could not be captured by existing observation networks.
Data archive and field study integrationsMeteorological data in multiple institutes, universities, etc. are intensively archived and reformatted to proceed cross-cutting studies and utilized for different fields, such as conducted by CEOP, JALPS project.

Major past/ongoing study areas

  1. Tibet/ Himalayas
  2. South-eastern monsoon sector
  3. Central Japan, Japanese Alps region
  4. Tsukuba/Kasumigaura areas
  5. Chiba/Makuhari bay area
  6. Kyoto/Fukuchiyama basin
  7. Shiga/Biwa-lake watershed
  8. Shizuoka/ Ikawa University Forest