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〔Subject〕
This section specializes in the research on severe storms such as typhoons, tornadoes, heavy rainfall and others. It also covers observational studies of the Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL). Meso- and regional-scale atmospheric environment and the effects of human activity on it are also studied in the context of atmospheric disaster. Recent major research items are:

1) Dynamics and cloud physics associated with meso-scale severe storms and heavy rainfall
2) Dynamics of typhoons, especially in its interaction with mid-latitude baroclinic environment
3) Observation of PBL turbulence and land surface-atmosphere interaction
4) Development of disaster prediction system integrating atmospheric, ocean/wave and land surface models.
5) Physical processes of atmospheric turbulence, wave and vortex motions
6) Transport, transformation and deposition processes of photo-chemical oxidants, aerosols and acid rain.
〔Members〕

Professor:
   ISHIKAWA Hirohiko
Associate Professor:
   TAKEMI Tetsuya
Assistant Professor:
   HORIGUCHI Mitsuaki
Project Assistant Professor:
   Subhajyoti SAMADDAR
Program-Specific Research Fellow:
   OKADA Yasuko
Research Fellow:
   ITO Rui
Secretary:
   TODA Yoshiko
Graduate Student:
   D3 : UNUMA Takashi
   M2 : KUSANO Naoto, IOKA Yusuke, IWASHITA Kosuke, NAKANO Takashi, HAYASHI Yuhei
   M1 : SASAKI Arina, SUZUKI Kei, YAMAMOTO Yuhei, YOSHIDA Toshiya
〔Links〕
Division of Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Disasters
Disaster Prevention Research Institute
Kyoto University
HEIFE DATA (WWW page of HEIFE project (1989-1993) and post project)