Faculty and Staff
- Ph. D in Science (Kyoto University, 2000)
- Educational Contents
Undergraduate Course: Meteorology 1&2, Meteorological Information and Analysis 1&2, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics 1&2
Graduate Course: Applied Meteorology 1&2, Advanced Oceanography and Meteorology 1&2
- Research Interests
Dr. Ohsawa is engaged in analyses and numerical simulation of atmospheric phenomena in coastal areas. He particularly devotes himself to investigations of sea surface wind, which are needed in various applications, for instance, offshore wind energy development and safety navigation. Offshore wind resource assessment with a mesoscale model is his main topic in the last several years.
- Message for Students
- Developing offshore wind energy will be a key to making a sustainable society in Japan as well as in the world, because it can be greatly helpful for CO2 reduction and lead to reinforcement of energy security as domestic energy. Why don't you study offshore wind with us?
- Research Areas
- Meteorology, Wind Engineering
- Meteorological Society of Japan, The Marine Meteorological Society, Japan Wind Energy Association, Japan Association for Wind Engineering, Japan Institute of Navigation, The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers
- Academic Journals
- Wind Energy, Journal of Meteorological Society of Japan, Journal of Geophysical Research, Scientific Online Letters on the Atmosphere, Journal of Wind Engineering, Journal of Applied Meteorology, The Journal of Japan Institute of Navigation etc.
- International Conferences
- European Wind Energy Conference, World Wind Energy Conference, European Offshore Wind Conference, International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Techno-Ocean, Renewable Energy, etc.