Dr. Ken-ichi Kuma

Numerical Prediction Division
Japan Meteorological Agency
1-3-4 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100, Japan
TEL: 03-3212-8341 ext(3315)
FAX: 03-3211-8407
E-mail: kenkuma@npd.kishou.go.jp

Research Interest:

I am in charge of JMA global model, which was upgraded from T106L21 to T213L30 in March 1996. In this version, I have implemented the Economical Arakawa Schubert scheme in replace of Kuo's scheme. The change of the convection scheme has a large impact on the typhoon track forecast.

Recent Paper:

  1. Kuma, K., 1994: The Madden and Julian Oscillation and tropical disturbances in an Aqua-Planet version of the JMA global model. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 72, 147-172.
  2. Kuma, K., 1993: The impact of the satellite moisture data upon the numerical prediction of Australian monsoon onset. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 71, 545-551.
  3. Kuma, K., 1990: A quasi-biennial oscillation in the intensity of the intra-seasonal oscillation. Int. J. Climatology, 10, 263-278.
  4. Kuma, K., 1988: The role of the equatorial heat sources in the western Pacific ocean on the onset of the Asian summer monsoons of 1986. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 66, 399-417.