Prof. Dr. Takashi Yamanouchi (National Institutute of Polar Research)

Professor Takashi Yamanouchi is an Emeritus Professor at National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) and in the Graduate University for Advanced Studies. His research interests are in atmospheric science and polar climatology, especially in radiation budget, atmospheric circulation and material cycle.  After finishing graduate school at Tohoku University in 1978 and two years work, he had worked for 35 years at NIPR till 2015, and joined Japanese Antarctic Expedition for four times including two times as an Expedition Leader. He also conducted Arctic airborne observations with a cooperation of Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, and worked as a Project Manager of GRENE Arctic Climate Change Research Project (Fy2011-2015). He served as a Member of IPY 2007-2008 WMO/ICSU Joint Committee during 2007 – 2010, and a Chief Officer of SCAR Physical Sciences SSG for 2010 – 2012. Professor Yamanouchi is also the editor-in-Chief of the journal Polar Science.

Title of the Keynote talk: The role of polar and lower latitude connection in global warming.

In the recent, the Arctic is confronted abrupt warming and great changes under global warming, we call this “Arctic amplification”.  On the other hand, warming is suppressed in East Antarctica, under these circumstances, I would like to discuss three interesting topics:

(1) Arctic warming and mid-latitude link; sea ice reduction in Barents and Kara Seas affects the winter extreme weather in eastern Eurasia including Japan,

(2) Atmospheric heat transport from lower latitude and regional feedbacks, related to the recent warming in  Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard,

(3) Effect of lower latitude air intrusion on the climate of inland Antarctica.