Professor Takeshi Horinouchi
I have been doing researches on the dynamics of the atmosphere by using numerical models, satellite observations, and objective analyses (and also paper and pencil).
- Mid-latitude/subtropical meteorology and climatology
- Dynamics of precipitation over summertime East Asia and the northwestern Pacific: see the graphic abstract of Horinouchi (2014).
- Observational and theoretical studies on the dynamic meteorology and water transport/precipitation
- Tropical meteorology and climate dynamics
- Understanding the Hadley circulation
- Tropical meteorology
- Dynamics of the equatorial middle atmosphere
- Geophysical fluid dynamics
- Meteorology and climatology of Venus
- Studies by using Akatsuki: Japanese satellite of Venus
- Observation, theoretical and numerical studies the Venusian atmosphere
- Development of IT infrastructure for geophysical fluid sciences.
- Ruby libraries.
Geophysical fluid dynamics, Cumulus convection, Atmospheric waves, Atmospheric general circulation, Tropical meteorology, Tropical cyclone, Meteorology and climatology of the Asia-Pacific region, Middle atmosphere, Dynamics of Venus's atmosphere, Cloud tracking, Software develoment for geophysical fluid sciences.
- (2020-04) Published a paper to elucidate the maintenance mechanism of the super-rotation of the atmosphere of Venus [ link to the paper, Press release ]
- (2017-09) Published a paper on the dicovery of a jet stream in the equatorial lower to middle cloud layer of Venus, which we named the "equatorial jet". See also the international press release from Hokkaido University.
- (2017-07) Published a paper on the cloud tracking method used for the Venus orbiter Akatsuki [jounral access], which complements the paper Ikegawa and Horinouchi (2016).
- (2017-04) Published a paper on the dynamical influence from UT/LS to the summer-time precipitaton over East Asia and the Western Pacific journal access (open)
- 2017-01) Published a paper to report a surprising planetary-scale stationary gravity wave found with the Venus orbitor "Akatsuki" (contributed to wind derivation and theoretical interpretation).