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Gifu University
Faculty of Engineering
Master of Engineering(Tokyo Institute of Technology), Doctor of Engineering(The University of Tokyo)


Wave forecasting around Japan Islands using Wave Model/Forecasting of Solar Irradiance and Photovoltaic Generation using Mesoscale Meteorological Model

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Gifu University Graduate School of Engineering, Environmental and Renewable Enerby Systems Division


Graduate School, Division of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Published Papers

Okayasu Akio(Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology),Uno Yoshiyuki(Ecoh),Kobayashi Tomonao(Gifu University),Shimaya Manabu(Yokohama National University)
46(2) 203-218   Jan 2004
Kobayashi Tomonao(Gifu University),Yasuda Takashi(Gifu University)
51 297-308   Jan 2004
Nearshore wave estimation and observations --Current research in Gifu University--
Kobayashi Tomonao(Gifu University)
111-126   Aug 2004


Tomonao Kobayashi, Atsushi Kawai, Masayuki Koduka, Takashi Yasuda
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Ocean Wave Measurement and Analysis   1 76-85   Dec 2001
The X-band radar was applied to the field observation in the nearshore region. The ocean wave spectra, nearshore current distribution, fluctuations of breaking zone and swash zone, and movement of the local rainfall area were observed with the rad...
Teruo Ohsawa, Hideaki Mizutani, Tomokazu Murakami, Tomonao Kobayashi, Takashi Yasuda, Tateki Fujiwara
Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference   2005-January 690-700
A coupled atmosphere-ocean model is developed with a final aim of hindcasting and forecasting marine environments of a semi-enclosed sea. In this paper, an outline of the coupled model and its application to the simulation of ocean fields in Ise B...
Sadao Sakamoto, Tomonao Kobayashi, Shuichi Nonomura
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics   51 
We have studied the power reduction rate and degradation modes of crystalline-silicon photovoltaic modules, which had been operated in an outdoor field for about 10 years. We measured the electric parameters of the modules before and after 10-year...
Yasuhiro Matsumoto, Mauro Valdés, J. Antonio Urbano, Tomonao Kobayashi, Gabriela López, Ramón Peña
Energy Procedia   57 1179-1188   Jan 2014
© 2014 Published by Elsevier Ltd. In North of Mexico City were measured the global-horizontal solar radiation from 1999 until 2012. Average radiations are disclosed for each of the months and annual averages with corresponding standard deviation. ...
Akio Okayasu, Yoshiyuki Uno, Tomonao Kobayashi, Manabu Shimaya
Coastal Engineering Journal   46 203-218   Jun 2004
Organized eddies generated by wave breaking have an important role on sediment transport in surf zones. In order to clarify the characteristics of intermittent sediment clouds generated by vertically-oriented eddies, the Computed Tomography (CT) t...

Books etc

Wave Hindcasting and Coastal Structures Design, Present and Future
Japan Society of Civil Engineers (Japanese)   2001   

Conference Activities & Talks

Estimation of Wave Fields with OpenBoundaries by Applying an Adjoint Model
Kobayashi Tomonao(Gifu Univ.),Tasuda Takashi(Gifu Univ.)
日本土木学会   Jan 2004   

Research Grants & Projects

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2002 - 2003    Investigator(s): Tomonao KOBAYASHI
X-band oceanic radars are a new type of observation apparatus that can evaluate the sea surface current distributions and directional wave spectra quasi-instantaneously. The settling and maintenance of these apparatuses are easier than those for o...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2008 - 2010    Investigator(s): Tomonao KOBAYASHI
Ocean wave database in Japan is constructed on regular field observations. Number of locations and length of period are limited because the data is based on observations. Nowadays, X-band marine radars and ocean wave models can be applied for coll...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2006 - 2007    Investigator(s): Tomonao KOBAYASHI
An X-band type ocean radar system and a wave model are applied to obtain data on a nearshore area, which is applied to analyze the physical process in this area.The ocean radar system is one of the image radar systems employed to observe nearshore...
Wave Forecasting and Hindcasting
Project Year: 1998   
Ocean Wave observation by Applying Radar
Project Year: 1998