Norihisa Usui

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Norihisa Usui
Meteorological Research Institute
Oceanography and Geochemistry Research Department
Job title
Senior Researcher
Ph.D.(Kyoto University)

Research Areas


Awards & Honors

Apr 2016
Hidaka Outstanding-Publication Award

Published Papers

Usui, N., T. Wakamatsu,Y. Tanaka, N. Hirose, T. Toyoda, S. Nishikawa, Y. Fujii, Y. Takatsuki, H. Igarashi, H. Nishikawa, Y. Ishikawa, T. Kuragano, M. Kamachi
J. Oceanogr.   73(2) 205-233   Apr 2017   [Refereed]
Sato, T., Hasegawa, S., Kono, A., Shiobara, H., Yagi, T., Yamada, T., Shinohara, M., Usui, N.
Geophys. Res. Lett.   44(6) 2710-2715   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Fujii, Y., M. Kamachi, N. Hirose, T. Mochizuki, T. Setou, T. Miyama, N. Hirose, S. Osafune, S. Han, H. Igarashi, Y. Miyazawa, T. Toyoda, Y. Hoshiba, S. Masuda, Y. Ishikawa, N. Usui, H. Kuroda, K. Takayama
Umi no Kenkyu   26(2) 15-43   Mar 2017
Nishikawa, H., N. Usui, M. Kamachi, Y. Tanaka, Y. Ishikawa
Oceanography in Japan   25(5) 133-144   Sep 2016   [Refereed]
Alabia, I.D, S. Saitoh, H. Igarashi, Y. Ishikawa, N. Usui, M. Kamachi, T. Awaji, M. Seito
ICES J. Mar. Sci.      May 2016   [Refereed]
Toyoda, T., Fujii, Y., Yasuda, T., Usui, N., Ogawa, K., Kuragano, T., Tsujino, H., Kamachi, M.
J. Oceanogr.   72(2) 235-262   Apr 2016   [Refereed]
Alabia, I.D., S. Saitoh, T. Hirawake, H. Igarashi, Y. Ishikawa, N. Usui, M. Kamachi, T. Awaji, M. Seito
Hydrobiologia   772(1) 215-227   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
Sakamoto, K., G. Yamanaka, H. Tsujino, H. Nakano, S. Urakawa, N. Usui, M. Hirabara, K. Ogawa
Ocean Dynamics   66(1) 77-97   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
Han, S., N. Hirose, N. Usui, Y. Miyazawa
Ocean Dynamics   66(1) 59-76   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
Usui, N., Y. Fujii, K. Sakamoto, M. Kamachi
Mon. Wea. Rev.   143(10) 3874-3892   Oct 2015   [Refereed]
Usui, N. and Y. Fujii
82(特別号) s43-s53   Sep 2015
Toyoda, T., Y. Fujii, T. Kuragano, J. P. Matthews, H. Abe, and N. Ebuchi, N. Usui, K. Ogawa, and M. Kamachi
Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc.   (in press)   Jun 2015   [Refereed]
Kourafalou V.H., P. De Mey, M. Le Hénaff, G. Charria, C.A. Edwards, R. He, M. Herzfeld, A. Pasqual, E. Stanev, J. Tintoré, N. Usui, A. van der Westhuysen, J. Wilkin and X. Zhu
Journal of Operational Oceanography   8(S1) s127-s146   Jun 2015   [Refereed]
Kida, S., H. Mitsudera, S. Aoki, X. Guo, S. Ito, F. Kobashi, N. Komori, A. Kubokawa, T. Miyama, R. Morie, H. Nakamura, T. Nakamura, H. Nakano, H. Nishigaki, M. Nonaka, H. Sasaki, YN. Sasaki, T. Suga, S. Sugimoto, B. Taguchi, K. Takaya, T. Tozuka, H. Tsujino, N. Usui
J. Oceanogr.      Apr 2015   [Refereed]
Alabia, I.D., S. Saitoh, R. Mugo, H. Igarashi, Y. Ishikawa, N. Usui, M. Kamachi, T. Awaji and M. Seito
Fisheries Oceanography   24(2) 190-203   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Development of Coastal Ocean Models at the Meteorological Research Institute of the Japan Meteorological Agency
Tsujino, H., K. Sakamoto, N. Usui
Bulletin on Coastal Oceanography   52(2) 119-129   Feb 2015   [Refereed]
Kawamura, H., T. Kobayashi, A. Furuno, N. Usui, M. Kamachi
J. Environ. Radioact.   136 64-75   Oct 2014   [Refereed]
Usui, N., K. Sakamoto, K. Ogawa, Y. Fujii, H. Tsujino, G. Yamanaka, T. Kuragano, and M. Kamachi
Weath. Bulletin   81(特別号) s53-s62   Oct 2014
Nishikawa, H., H. Igarashi, Y. Ishikawa, M. Sakai, Y. Kato, M. Ebina, N. Usui, M. Kamachi, and T. Awaji
Fisheries Oceanography   23(4) 289-303   Jul 2014   [Refereed]
Yasunaka, S., Y. Nojiri, S. Nakaoka, T. Ono, H. Mukai and N. Usui
Geophys. Res. Lett.   41 1005-1011   Feb 2014   [Refereed]
Kuragano, T., Y. Fujii, T. Toyoda, N. Usui, K. Ogawa, and M. Kamachi
J. Oceanogr.   70(1) 45-62   Feb 2014   [Refereed]
Kawamura, H., T. Kobayashi, S. Nishikawa, Y. Ishikawa, N. Usui, M. Kamachi, N. Aso, Y. Tanaka, and T. Awaji
Global Environmental Research   18(1) 91-96   2014   [Refereed]
Usui, N., H. Tsujino, H. Nakano, and S. Matsumoto
J. Oceanogr.   69(6) 647-670   Dec 2013   [Refereed]
Tsujino, H., S. Nishikawa, K. Sakamoto, N. Usui, H. Nakano, G. Yamanaka
Climate Dynamics   41(9-10) 2287-2318   Nov 2013   [Refereed]
Yasunaka, S., Y. Nojiri, S. Nakaoka, T. Ono, H. Mukai, N. Usui
J. Geophys. Res.   118(8) 3843-3850   Aug 2013   [Refereed]
Fujii, Y, T. Nakano, N. Usui, S. Matsumoto, H. Tsujino, and Masafumi Kamachi
J. Geophys. Res.   118(4) 2035-2051   Apr 2013   [Refereed]
Toyoda, T., Y. Fujii, N. Usui, T. Iwao, T. Kuragano, M. Kamachi
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Japan   61 31-48   2013   [Refereed]
Nakaoka, S., M. Telszewski, Y. Nojiri, S. Yasunaka, C. Miyazaki, H. Mukai, and N. Usui
Biogeosciences   10 6093-6106   2013   [Refereed]
Wada, A., N. Usui, and M. Kunii
Advances in Meteorology      2013   [Refereed]
Usui, N., H. Tsujino, H. Nakano, Y. Fujii, and M. Kamachi
J. Geophys. Res.   116(C10)    Oct 2011   [Refereed]
Usui, N., S. Ishizaki, Y. Fujii, and M. Kamachi
J. Oceanogr.   67(3) 253-262   Jun 2011   [Refereed]
An Innovative Method of Forecasting Ocean Circulation and Fishery-Resource Variabilities Linked to Climate Change for Operational Use
Igarashi, H., T. Awaji, M. Kamachi, Y. Ishikawa, N. Sugiura, S. Masuda, T. Doi, N. Usui, Y. Fujii, T. Toyoda, Y. Hiyoshi, Y. Sasaki, S. Saito, M. Sakai, Y. Kato, S. Sato
Journal of Environmental Systems and Engineering (Doboku-gakkai Ronbunsyu Category G)   67 9-15   2011   [Refereed]
Wada, A., and N. Usui
Advances in Meteorology   756071    2010   [Refereed]
Hurlburt, H. E., G. B. Brassington, Y. Drillet, M. Kamachi, M. Benkiran, R. Bourdalle-Badie, E. P. Chassignet, G. A. Jacobs, O. Le Galloudec, J. M. Lellouche, E. J. Metzger, O. M. Smedstad, B. Tranchant, H. Tsujino, N. Usui, and A. J. Wallcraft
Oceanography   22(3) 110-127   2009   [Refereed]
Usui, N., H. Tsujino, H. Nakano, and Y. Fujii
J. Geophys. Res.   113(C8)    Aug 2008   [Refereed]
Fujii, Y., H. Tsujino, N. Usui, H. Nakano, and M. Kamachi
J. Geophys. Res.   113(C7)    Jul 2008   [Refereed]
Usui, N., H. Tsujino, Y. Fujii, and M. Kamachi
J. Geophys. Res.   113(C1)    Jan 2008   [Refereed]
Journal of oceanography   63(3) 427-447   Jun 2007
Wada, A, and N. Usui
J. Oceanogr.   63(3) 427-447   2007   [Refereed]
Usui, N., H. Tsujino, Y. Fujii, and M. Kamachi
Ocean Dynamics   56(5-6) 607-623   Dec 2006   [Refereed]
Tsujino, H., N. Nusui, and H. Nakano
J. Geophys. Res.   111(C11)    Nov 2006   [Refereed]
Usui, N., S. Ishizaki, Y. Fujii, H. Tsujino, T. Yasuda, and M. Kamachi
Adv. Space Res.   37(4) 806-822   2006   [Refereed]
Journal of Oceanography   60(2) 269-282   Apr 2004
Kamachi, M., T. Kuragano, S. Sugimoto, K. Yoshita, T. Sakurai, T. Nakano, N. Usui, and F. Uboldi
J. Oceanogr.   60(2) 269-282   2004   [Refereed]
A Numerical Experiment on the Occurence of Sea Fog in the Western North Pacific
Usui, N.
Journal of Meteorological Research   53 51-63   2002   [Refereed]
Meteorological Research Institute multivariate ocean variational estimation (MOVE) system: Some early results
Norihisa Usui
Advances in Space Research   37(4) 806-822   [Refereed]

Books etc

淡路 敏之, 池田 元美, 石川 洋一, 蒲地 政文
京都大学学術出版会   Aug 2009   ISBN:4876987971

Association Memberships


Research Grants & Projects

Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Naoki Hirose
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): Norihisa Usui
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Research in a proposed research area)
Project Year: Apr 2010 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): Masami Nonaka
In this study, we focused on mechanisms for formation and variability in oceanic frontal zones, which can be a key of air-sea interaction in midlatitude, the main theme of this “climate hotspot” project. Our studies have made significant improveme...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: Apr 2009 - Mar 2012    Investigator(s): Norihisa Usui
Sensitivity analyses and an ocean reanalysis experiment are conducted using an ocean data assimilation system to clarify the long-term variability of the Kuroshio large meander. The sensitivity analyses revel that the lower Kuroshio transport lead...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2009 - Mar 2012    Investigator(s): Masafumi Kamachi
A multi-decadal freshening trend is found in the mid-depth layer in a large part of the North Pacific subtropical gyre through the analysis of synthesis data of an ocean model and observations generated by an ocean data assimilation system. In par...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2007 - 2009    Investigator(s): Yoshimi KAWAI
We investigated short-term variations of the upper ocean and their impacts on the atmosphere in the northwestern Pacific Ocean around Japan. It was revealed from an analysis of satellite data that the surface chlorophyll-a quick increase events wi...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2006 - 2008    Investigator(s): Hiroyuki TSUJINO