AOGS Home PageMARS LoginADGEO LoginAMOS Login

Untitled Document

Untitled Document

AOGS Election of Office Bearers - 2014 to 2016


Tetsuo Nakazawa(CV)
World Meteorological Organization

Asia-Oceania region includes large continents, steep mountains, and wide oceans, which bring a large variety of atmospheric phenomena in the region. This region is also under the influence of the Asian monsoon, which is a planetary- to large-scale phenomenon and has interannual/seasonal/intra-seasonal/diurnal variations, which impact greatly the societal and economical activities in the region. Many interesting scientific issues exist in Asia-Oceania region. Typhoon is one of the major causes of natural disasters in this region. The huge damages due to ones in Bangladesh and Taiwan are still in our memory. Precise prediction of typhoon is crucial for disaster prevention. Mesoscale severe storms also cause damages.

I have been engaged in studying tropical cyclones and precipitation characteristics in the tropics using satellite data. During my research period, I worked for the Earth observation space programs, like TRMM, GPM. When I have been working at the research department in the World Meteorological Organization in two and half years, I now fully understand that scientific understanding is essential. And the user application also should be developed, based on the scientific knowledge.

If elected as the section president, I will make more effort to promote atmospheric sciences in Asia-Oceania and help Asian scientists to interact to each other and to play important roles in collaborating with international communities, believing that the better understanding of nature is the basis of the contribution to societal benefits.

I would like to emphasize that more and more collaboration among different scientific fields are getting required to understand our complicated Earth System. Thus the role of the international geoscience society, such as AOGS, is becoming more and more important. I would like to work hard on this issue by facilitating communication among different groups when I become a president of the Atmospheric Sciences section.


Tourism and Events Queensland