Ph.D, M.S., University of Tokyo
B.S., Keio University
Ayumi’s research program aims to improve predictability of hazardous weather, ice, and lake/ocean events in cold regions in order to support preparedness and resilience in coastal communities. The main question her research group aims to address is: What are the impacts of interactions between ice and oceans / ice and lakes on larger scale phenomena, such as severe winter weather, storm surges, and sea/lake ice melting? The research group primarily uses numerical geophysical modeling to address research questions and scientific findings from research feed back into the models and improve their predictability. The group has active interactions with key stakeholders including the shipping community to co-design the model applications. Ayumi’s work has focused on applications to the Great Lakes, Arctic Ocean, the Alaskan coastal region, and the Sea of Okhotsk.