Noboru Nakamura

Senior Fellow


Understanding the mechanics of the atmosphere is the theme of my research. I say "understanding" not in the sense of being able to make perfect predictions (or retrodictions) of the observable atmospheric states, but more in the sense of one's ability to logically construct the causality of a phenomenon and rigorously test the hypothesis. As such, I value mathematical models of varying sophistication as tools of query. Current effort includes diagnosing transport and mixing processes in the stratosphere, and investigating roles of large-scale storm systems in the mid-latitude general circulation. Each of these areas encompasses theoretical, numerical and observational ends, and thus presents a fertile research ground.