Bahareh Kamranzad

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Name
Bahareh Kamranzad
URL
https://www.baharehkamranzad.com/
Affiliation
Kyoto University
Section
The Hakubi Center for Advanced Research
Job title
Assistant Professor
Degree
PhD
Other affiliation
Kyoto University
Twitter ID
b_kamranzad
ORCID ID
0000-0002-8829-6007

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Renewable energy resources are proper alternatives to mitigate the negative effects of fossil fuels on global warming and climate change. Marine renewable energies are massive resources to provide parts of the energy demand in areas adjacent to open water bodies. Among them, waves have the highest density and lowest visual and environmental impacts, however, the available resources are strongly affected by climate change, which alters the wind magnitude and pattern and consequently, the wave climate. In addition, development from full-scale testing to the commercialization of wave energy farms has been relatively slow, partly due to the financial risks connected to uncertainties in quantifying the wave energy resources. Moreover, installment of wave energy converters (WECs) will impact the sea state and coastal morphology in the areas where the wave energy exploitation is planned. Therefore, my research is focused on assessing the climate change impacts on wave energy resources and extreme events to ensure a reliable supply of energy and efficient use of it, as well as reducing the uncertainties in coastal hazards and investigating the combined impact of climate change and installment of WECs on sea state and coastal morphology to reduce the uncertainties in planning for a future sustainable development.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Nov 2016
 - 
Sep 2018
JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, DPRI, Kyoto University, Coastal Engineering Lab
 

Published Papers

 
A distributed wind downscaling technique for wave climate modeling under future scenarios
Mohammadjavad Alizadeh, Mohammadreza Kavianpour, Bahareh Kamranzad, Amir Etemad-Shahidi
Ocean Modelling   145    Jan 2020   [Refereed]
Joao Morim, Mark Hemer, Xiaolan L. Wang, Nick Cartwright, Claire Trenham, Alvaro Semedo, Ian Young, Lucy Bricheno, Paula Camus, Mercè Casas-Prat, Li Erikson, Lorenzo Mentaschi, Nobuhito Mori, Tomoya Shimura, Ben Timmermans, Ole Aarnes, Øyvind Breivik, Arno Behrens, Mikhail Dobrynin, Melisa Menendez, Joanna Staneva, Michael Wehner, Judith Wolf, Bahareh Kamranzad, Adrean Webb, Justin Stopa, Fernando Andutta
Nature climate change      Aug 2019   [Refereed]
Future wind and wave climate projections in the Indian Ocean based on a super-high-resolution MRI-AGCM3.2S model projection
Bahareh Kamranzad, Nobuhito Mori
Climate Dynamics      Jun 2019   [Refereed]
A Weibull distribution based technique for downscaling of climatic wind field
Alizadeh, MJ., Kavianpour MR., Kamranzad B.
Asia-Pacific Journal of atmospheric science   1-16   Feb 2019   [Refereed]
Regional Wave Climate Projection Based on Super-High-Resolution MRI-AGCM3.2S
Bahareh Kamranzad, Nobuhito Mori
Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. B2 (Coastal Engineering)   74(2) I_1351-I_1355   Nov 2018   [Refereed]
Kamranzad, B.
Ocean Engineering   169 604-635   2018   [Refereed]
Bahareh Kamranzad, Nobuhito Mori, Tomoya Shimura
Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. B2 (Coastal Engineering)   73(2) I_157-I_162   Oct 2017   [Refereed]
Bahareh Kamranzad, Amir Etemad-Shahidi, Vahid Chegini
Renewable Energy   114 59-71   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
© 2017 Elsevier Ltd This study explores the wave energy assessment in the northern Persian Gulf taking into account the temporal and spatial distributions of wave power. A long-term evaluation of the wave energy resources was performed based on th...
Gholamreza Amirinia, Bahareh Kamranzad, Somayeh Mafi
Energy   120 332-345   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
© 2016 Elsevier Ltd In this paper, uncertainties in determining the offshore wind and wave energies were considered to estimate the wind and wave energy potentials in the southern Caspian Sea. For this purpose, 11 years of ECMWF data in 210 points...
Bahareh Kamranzad, Vahid Chegini, Amir Etemad-Shahidi
Renewable Energy   94 341-352   Aug 2016   [Refereed]
© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. This study aims to assess the wave energy at five coastal stations in the Gulf of Oman using the time series of locally generated wind waves obtained by numerical modeling for 11 years. For this purpose, the spatial, seasonal,...
Parastoo Salah, Ashkan Reisi-Dehkordi, Bahareh Kamranzad
Applied Ocean Research   57 1-7   Apr 2016   [Refereed]
© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. Since ocean waves are mainly wind induced, carrying out coastal engineering projects and investigating environmental issues call for determination of wind-generated wave characteristics, especially in nearshore areas. In this ...
Bahareh Kamranzad, Amir Etemad-Shahidi, Vahid Chegini
Energy   97 549-559   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. This study aims to evaluate the wave energy potential and its spatial and temporal variations in the southern Caspian Sea. For this purpose, SWAN model was used to hindcast wave characteristics for 11 years. The wave energy as...
Bahareh Kamranzad, Amir Etemad-Shahidi, Vahid Chegini, Abbas Yeganeh-Bakhtiary
Ocean Dynamics   65 777-794   Jun 2015   [Refereed]
© 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Excessive usage of fossil fuels and high emission of greenhouse gases have increased the earth’s temperature, and consequently have changed the patterns of natural phenomena such as wind speed, wave heigh...
Sanaz Hadadpour, Amir Etemad-Shahidi, Ebrahim Jabbari, Bahareh Kamranzad
Energy   74 529-536   Jan 2014   [Refereed]
© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Providing energy without unfavorable impacts on the environment is an important issue for many countries. Wave energy is one of the renewable resources with high potential and low impact on the environment, especially in coast...
Sanaz Hadadpour, Amir Etemad-Shahidi, Bahareh Kamranzad
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Maritime Engineering   167 42-52   Jan 2014   [Refereed]
Providing energy without unfavourable impact on the environment is an important issue that is considered by societies.This paper focuses on forecasting the wave energy over horizons of 1-12 h, in the southern part of the Caspian Sea. For this purp...
Bahareh Kamranzad, Amir Etemad-Shahidi, Vahid Chegini, Sanaz Hadadpour
Journal of Coastal Research   249-253   Sep 2013   [Refereed]
Increasing of the greenhouse gases emission causes the climate changes. Therefore, usage of the marine renewable energy resources such as wind and wave energies has been increased during the last decades. Climate variability can change the wind an...
Sanaz Hadadpour, Hengameh Moshfeghi, Ebrahim Jabbari, Bahareh Kamranzad
Journal of Coastal Research   237-242   Sep 2013   [Refereed]
Wave characteristics are necessary for many coastal operations and marine structures design. Different methods such as empirical methods, numerical models and soft computing have been developed for this purpose. In this study, one of the well-know...
Said Mazaheri, Bahareh Kamranzad, Fatemeh Hajivalie
Journal of Coastal Research   344-349   Sep 2013   [Refereed]
Hindcasting of long term wave characteristics is necessary for designing coastal and marine structures as well as other marine activities. For this purpose, numerical modeling is used for simulating the wave regime. Numerical wave modeling require...
B. Kamranzad, A. Etemad-Shahidi, V. Chegini
Ocean Engineering   70 72-80   Jun 2013   [Refereed]
Since wave energy has the highest marine energy density in the coastal areas, assessment of its potential is of great importance. Furthermore, long term variation of wave power must be studied to ensure the availability of stable wave energy. In t...
B. Kamranzad, A. Etemad-Shahidi, M. H. Kazeminezhad
Ocean Engineering   38 248-255   Jan 2011   [Refereed]
Forecasting of wave parameters is necessary for many marine and coastal operations. Different forecasting methodologies have been developed using the wind and wave characteristics. In this paper, artificial neural network (ANN) as a robust data le...

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Sustainability of wave energy resources in Northeast Asia [Invited]
Bahareh Kamranzad
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)   5 Dec 2019   
Towards the SDGs with ocean renewable energies; Application of AI in reducing the uncertainties for a sustainable development [Invited]
Bahareh Kamranzad
AI for SDGs – How Can AI Help Solve Environmental Challenges? Japanese-German-French Conference   24 Oct 2019   
Change of nearshore extreme wind and wave climate in southeast Africa
Bahareh Kamranzad, George Lavidas
SCACR2019 – International Short Course/Conference on Applied Coastal Research Engineering, Geology, Ecology & Management   10 Sep 2019   
Future change of wave energy projections in Western Indian Ocean; A regional assessment in southeast Africa
Bahareh Kamranzad
The 13th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference   1 Sep 2019   
Classifying the global wave resource through its persistence and rate of change
George Lavidas, Bahareh Kamranzad,
SCACR2019 – International Short Course/Conference on Applied Coastal Research Engineering, Geology, Ecology & Management   10 Sep 2019   
Future change of tropical cyclone-induced waves in the Indian Ocean; An analysis based on super-high-resolution MRI-AGCM3.2 climate model
Bahareh Kamranzad
Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019   30 May 2019   
Sustainable development of marine renewable energies considering the impact of climate change [Invited]
Bahareh Kamranzad
Round-table Discussion with President of Kyoto University, Kyoto U IPCC Week 2019   11 May 2019   
Future change of wave energy resources due to climate change and sustainability assessment [Invited]
Bahareh Kamranzad
Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands   19 Mar 2019   
Sustainability of wave energy resources and climate change impacts [Invited]
Bahareh Kamranzad
Hakubi Annual Report Meeting, Kyoto University   15 Mar 2019   
Projection of wave climate and wave energy due to global warming [Invited]
Bahareh Kamranzad
Sichuan University, Chengdu, China   18 Dec 2018   
Future projection of wave resources in the Indian Ocean and new criteria on locating wave farms for sustainable development [Invited]
Bahareh Kamranzad
University of Moratuwa, Colombo, SriLanka   27 Nov 2018   
Regional Wave Climate Projection Based on Super-High-Resolution MRI-AGCM3.2S, Indian Ocean
Bahareh Kamranzad
65th Coastal Engineering Conference, Tottori, Japan   15 Nov 2018   
Future projection of wave energy in Indian Ocean based on high resolution MRI-AGCM3.2S projection
Bahareh Kamranzad
Grand Renewable Energy. Yokohama, Japan   20 Jun 2018   
Wave climate projection in Indian Ocean based on super-high-resolution MRI-AGCM3.2S wind field [Invited]
Bahareh Kamranzad
JCOMM-COWCLIP meeting, Paris, France   21 May 2018   
Wave Climate Assessment in the Indian Ocean
Bahareh Kamranzad
DPRI annual meeting, Uji Campus, Kyoto University   20 Feb 2018   
Assessment of CORDEX wind field in the Persian Gulf
Bahareh Kamranzad
First Intl Conference on Oceanography for West Asia   30 Oct 2017   
Performances of Long-Term Wave Hindcasts in the Northern Indian Ocean
Bahareh Kamranzad
64th Coastal Engineering Conference, Sapporo, Japan   26 Oct 2017   
Coastal engineering and impact of climate change on ocean wave energy [Invited]
Bahareh Kamranzad
Science Dialogue Program, JSPS. Akashi-Kita Senior High School, Akashi, Hyogo, Japan   23 Oct 2017   
Spatio-temporal wave climate using nested numerical wave modeling in the northern Indian Ocean
Bahareh Kamranzad
1st International Workshop on Waves, Storm Surge and Coastal Hazards, Liverpool, UK   10 Sep 2017   
Coast protection and shore protection [Invited]
Bahareh Kamranzad
Coastal Engineering Laboratory, Kansai University   7 Jun 2017   
Coast protection and shore protection [Invited]
Bahareh Kamranzad
Kyoto University   31 May 2017   
Coast protection and shore protection [Invited]
Bahareh Kamranzad
Kyoto University   29 May 2017   
Latest development in wave climate and wave energy assessment [Invited]
Bahareh Kamranzad
Department of Ocean Engineering, College of Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China   19 Apr 2017   
Wave energy and nearshore hotspots in Gulf of Oman
Bahareh Kamranzad
9th International Scientific Symposium, NhaTrang, Vietnam   Apr 2014   
Wave energy assessment in the Caspian Sea
Bahareh Kamranzad
18th congress of the IAHR-APD. Jeju, South Korea   Aug 2012   

Teaching Experience

 
 

Research Grants & Projects

 
Climate change impact assessment on ocean wave energy and coastal hazards and reducing the uncertainties in pursuit of sustainable development
The Hakubi Center for Advance Research, Kyoto University: 
Project Year: Oct 2018 - Sep 2023    Investigator(s): Bahareh Kamranzad
Projection of wave climate and wave energy due to global warming
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: https://kaken.nii.ac.jp/en/grant/KAKENHI-PROJECT-16F16377/
Project Year: Nov 2016 - Sep 2018    Investigator(s): Bahareh Kamranzad

Social Contribution

 
Towards the SDGs with ocean renewable energies; Application of AI in reducing the uncertainties for a sustainable development
[Panelist]  DWIH Tokyo, French Embassy to Japan, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)  AI for SDGs – How Can AI Help Solve Environmental Challenges? Japanese-German-French Conference  24 Oct 2019 - 24 Oct 2019
Sustainable development of marine renewable energies considering the impact of climate change
[Panelist]  International Strategy Office (iSO-KU) and the Kyoto University Research Administration Office (KURA)  Kyoto University IPCC weeks 2019  11 May 2019 - 11 May 2019