Assistant Professor Daisuke Hirano

Daisuke Hirano is an assistant professor at the Ocean and Sea Ice Dynamics Group, the Institute of Low Temperature Science of Hokkaido University, Japan.

Research areas

  • Natural sciences / Atmospheric and hydrospheric science / Physical oceanography

Research history

  • Apr, 2021 - Present National Institute of Polar Research 
  • Apr, 2021 - Present National Institute of Polar Research 
  • Apr, 2017 - Mar, 2021 Hokkaido University Arctic Research Center 
  • Oct, 2016 - Mar, 2021 Hokkaido University Water and Material Cycles Section, Institute of Low Temperature Science 
  • Apr, 2016 - Sep, 2016 National Institute of Polar Research 


  • The effect of basal melting of the Shirase Glacier Tongue on the CO2 system in Lützow-Holm Bay, East Antarctica Kiuchi, M, D. Nomura, D. Hirano, T. Tamura, G. Hashida, S. Ushio, D. Simizu, K. Ono, S. AokiJournal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences in press Apr, 2021  Peer-reviewed
  • Modeling intensive ocean–cryosphere interactions in Lützow-Holm Bay, East Antarctica Kusahara, K, D. Hirano, M. Fujii, A. Fraser, T. TamuraThe Cryosphere 15(4) 1697 - 1717 Apr, 2021  Peer-reviewed
  • Reversal of freshening trend of Antarctic Bottom Water in the Australian-Antarctic Basin during 2010s S. Aoki, K. Yamazaki, D. Hirano, K. Katsumata, K. Shimada, Y. Kitade, H. Sasaki, H. MuraseScientific Reports 10(1) 14415 - 14415 Dec 1, 2020  Peer-reviewed
  • Strong ice-ocean interaction beneath Shirase Glacier Tongue in East Antarctica Daisuke Hirano, Takeshi Tamura, Kazuya Kusahara, Kay I. Ohshima, Keith W. Nicholls, Shuki Ushio, Daisuke Simizu, Kazuya Ono, Masakazu Fujii, Yoshifumi Nogi, Shigeru AokiNature Communications 11(1) 4221 - 4221 Dec 1, 2020  Peer-reviewedLead authorCorresponding author
  • Continuous winter oceanic profiling in the Cape Darnley Polynya, East Antarctica Shigeru Aoki, Kazuya Ono, Daisuke Hirano, Takeshi TamuraJournal of Oceanography 76(5) 365 - 372 Oct 1, 2020  Peer-reviewedCorresponding author
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