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Kiyoshi Tanaka / Associate Professor / Division of Environmental Studies
Department of Natural Environmental Studies / / Physical Oceanography
http://www.icrc.aori.u-tokyo.ac.jp/member/ktanaka/index_en.html

Career Summary
1994: Graduated, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University
2000: Doctor of Science, Kyoto University
2000: CREST researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency
2002: Research Associate, University of Tokyo
2011: Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
Educational Activities
Graduate school: Practice in Environmental Coastal Sciences, Seminar in Natural Environmental Studies
Research Activities
Coastal Sea Circulation
We investigate the structures and mechanisms of water circulation in coastal bays and water exchange between the coastal and oceanic zones.

Left: Numerical simulation of transport of <i>Sergia lucens</i> eggs and larvae in Suruga Bay, Japan.<br>Middle: CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth) observation.<br>Right: Research cruise track after the Tohoku Region Pacific Coast Earthquake.
Left: Numerical simulation of transport of Sergia lucens eggs and larvae in Suruga Bay, Japan.
Middle: CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth) observation.
Right: Research cruise track after the Tohoku Region Pacific Coast Earthquake.


Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
We investigate the mechanisms of dense water descent in a rotating frame.

Numerical simulation of density currents descending a continental slope.
Numerical simulation of density currents descending a continental slope.

Literature
1) Tanaka, K. et al. (2011): A numerical study on the transport of eggs and larvae of Sergia lucens in Suruga Bay, Japan. Fisheries Oceanography, 20(3), 206-218.
2) Tanaka, K., et al. (2009): Spreading of river water in Suruga Bay. Journal of Oceanography, 65(2), 165-177.
3) Tanaka, K. et al. (2008): Numerical experiments on wind-driven circulations and associated transport processes in Suruga Bay. Journal of Oceanography, 64(1), 93-102.
4) Tanaka, K. (2006): Effects of the Earth's rotation and bottom slope on a density current descending a sloping bottom. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, C11018, doi:10.1029/2006JC003677.
5) Tanaka, K. et al. (2004): Predictability of interannual variability in the Kuroshio transport south of Japan based on wind stress data over the North Pacific. Journal of Oceanography, 60(2), 283-292.
Other Activities
Oceanographic Society of Japan
Coastal Oceanography Research Committee (in Oceanographic Society of Japan)
Japanese Society of Fisheries Oceanography
American Geophysical Union
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Future Plan
We aim to comprehensively understand the structures and mechanisms of coastal sea circulation through the use of both observation and numerical models. My recent research interest includes drastic changes in the marine environment caused by the Tohoku Region Pacific Coast Earthquake (2011.3.11).
Messages to Students
I hope you will join us in our mission to learn about and research the structures and mechanisms of coastal sea circulation.
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