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Arai Masazumi
Assistant Professor
Affiliation Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering
Discipline Integrated Engineering
Academic Degrees Kyushu University Doctor of Science
Research Fields Mathematical and physical sciences; Earth and planetary science; Meteorology / Physical oceanography / Hydrology
Research Keywords Kuroshio frontal waves, kyucho, internal Kelvin waves, bottom intrusion, the Bungo Channel / geostrophic turbulence, inverse cascade of energy, ageostrophic instability, loss of balance / tidal mixing, tidal front, the Bungo Channel / tidal vortex, the Seto Inland Sea, the Neko-Seto Strait / Kuroshio, Bifurcation Current, the Kii Channel
Comments My research fields are geophysical fluid dynamics and physical oceanography. In recent days, I am studying the influences of the Kuroshio on coastal oceans (especially, Kuroshio warm water tongues and kyucho), tidal mixing and tidal fronts, the influences of ageostrophic, unbalanced disturbances on the inverse cascade process of energy in geostrophic turbulence. My main method of research is numerical procedures using relatively simple numerical models in order to understand underlying physical processes and mechanisms of above oceanic phenomena.
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Educational Programs [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Engineering : Cluster 1(Mechanical Systems, Transportation, Material and Energy) : Program of Transportation Systems
[Master's Program] Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering : Division of Advanced Science and Engineering : Transportation and Environmental Systems Program
[Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering : Division of Advanced Science and Engineering : Transportation and Environmental Systems Program
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