Water evaporates from the land and ocean surfaces and returns to the surfaces as rain or snow. Parts of rain and snow fall on to the land surface, infiltrate to the shallow soil layer and maintain plants. Residual soil water penetrates into the deeper soil layer and form groundwater and river water. And finally, the water goes back to the ocean. These are so-called “global water cycle”.
“How does the global water cycle change and respond to the current global warming?” Surprisingly, we cannot answer this very basic question, accurately.
The “Laboratory of Hydroclimatology” is trying to answer this question.
The research target is very wide range, from regional- to global-scale. We are conducting field observations not only in Japan but also in overseas, such as the Arctic, sub-Arctic, Antarctic, and Asian monsoon regions.
We are conducting atmospheric-hydrologic studies combining several research methods such as data analysis, field observation, laboratory experiments, and numerical simulations. Thus, you can select any research fields and methods according to your interests. Please find your research topic which could be your life work.
For anyone who wants to study in our laboratory
The faculty members of this laboratory belong to the Institute for Space – Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University. We accept graduate students (master and doctoral courses) as a collaborative course of the Global Hydrological Cycle Science Course, Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences, Department of Global Environmental Studies in the Graduate School of Environmental Sciences. Students who want to conduct your research in our laboratory are required to designate the faculty staff you wish to be supervised. And then take an examination for the entrance to the Graduate School of Environmental Sciences. Please contact us, before submitting your application form to the administrative office of the graduate school.
For more information, please refer to the Admissions Guide of the Graduate School of Environmental Studies and/or entrance examination information of the Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences, Department of Global Environmental Studies.