Toshio Yamagata has been honored as one of the Leading Japanese
in Emerging Research Fronts by Thomson
Toshio Yamagata, Director of
the Climate Variations Research Program has been honored as one
of the Leading Japanese Scientists in Emerging Research Fronts by
Thompson, the U.S. based provider of integrated information solutions.
This honor is due to, "The discovery and elucidation of the
ocean-atmosphere coupled mode in the Indian Ocean".
Dr. Yamagata, after graduating from the Geophysics Department of
the University of Tokyo in 1971, received his Doctor of Science
in 1977 from the same university. His research has focused on large-scale
dynamical processes of the oceans and the atmosphere using both
simple and sophisticated models. He has served since 1995 as Professor
at Department of Earth and Planetary Science of the University of
Tokyo. He is affiliated with the Frontier Research Center for Global
Change as charter program director of Climate Variations Research
Program. Last year, he has received the Sverdrup Gold Medal from
the American Meteorological Society "for his outstanding accomplishments
in the study of ocean and climate dynamics, especially with respect
to El Nino and air-sea interaction over the Indian Ocean."
Yamagata was also elected as a new fellow of the AMS for his outstanding
contributions to the atmospheric and related oceanic sciences.
Thomson will be sponsoring a celebratory event in Tokyo on November
Thomson scientific solution, a Research Front is a set of seminal
papers in a specialized or highly focused area of research. A total
of 16 Japanese scientists, representing 13 research fields, were
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