Pan-Okhotsk Environmental Studies

The “Pan-Okhotsk Region” is centered on the Sea of Okhotsk, which has cool summers and sea ice coverage in the winter. It is an intersecting point for several regions with different characteristics. To the east is the largest ocean, the Pacific. To the west is Siberia, which has broad boreal forest coverage and harsh winters. To the south is the Japanese archipelago and western equatorial Pacific Ocean, and to the north is the Arctic Circle. For this reason, the atmospheric, oceanic, sea-ice, and land processes, as well as their interactions, are important to Pan-Okhotsk climate formation and change. In order to understand this complex fields of phenomena, we conduct research that combines observations and numerical modeling with theory.

Atmosphere-Ocean and Climate Dynamics Course Research

Sea of Okhotsk Surface Layer Circulation Unified Atmosphere-Ocean-Land Surface Model
Sea Ice Observations Sea of Okhotsk Circulation Model
Souya Channel Monitoring Matter Circulation / Ecosystem Models
Sea Ice and Snow Cloud Observations Super High-Resolution Models of Sea Ice and Oceans
Internal Wave Observations for Oceans Idealized Models
Observations of Oyashio Regional Water Mass Structures Tidal Mixing Models
East Sakhalin CurrentSouya Warm Current Observations Drift Diffusion Simulation of an Oil Spill

Head Instructor: Pan-Okhotsk Research Center