Code 613.2 Informal Seminar: Yoshiyuki Kajkawa

Nagoya University

A significant decadal change in the timing of the South China Sea summer monsoon onset is detected around 1993/1994: the climatological mean onset day is shifted from beginning of June to middle May after 1993. The relatively late onsets during the period of 1979-1993 are primarily associated with northward seasonal march of the ITCZ, whereas the advanced onsets during 1994-2008 is affected by enhanced northwestward moving tropical disturbance from the equatorial western Pacific. I will discuss some possible causes of the onset difference in the presentation. Also I’d like to introduce the new project about the impact of combination effects, Aerosol and vegetation change, on the Asian Climate, and show my task and strategy on the project. Any discussion would be appreciated.
About Our Speaker
Biog: [Education]
2005 - Ph.D., Department of Hydrospheric-Atmospheric Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan 1999 - M.S., Department of Geoscience, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan 1997 - B.S., Department of Natural Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
[Scientific Work Experience]
Researcher, Hydrospheric Atmospheric Research Center, Nagoya University, Japan, October 2009–present Postdoctoral Fellow, International Pacific Research Center, SOEST, University of Hawaii, Hawaii, August 2005– August 2009
Research Assistant, Hydrospheric Atmospheric Research Center, Nagoya University, Japan, April 2003–July 2005