Yoshihiro Nakayama

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Academic Cluster: Changing Polar Regions

Research Interests

Oceanography; polar ocean observations; numerical modeling; model-data synthesis; data assimilation; sea ice; ice shelf; ice-ocean interactions


BS, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan 2009
MA, Environmental Science, Hokkaido University, Japan 2011
PhD, Natural Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany 2015

Selected Publications

  • Nakayama Y., Greenbaum J.S., Wongpan P., Yamazaki K., Noguchi T., Simizu D., Kashiwase H., Blankenship D.D., Tamura T., Aoki S., Helicopter-based Ocean observations capture broad ocean heat intrusions towards the Totten ice shelf, Geophysical Research Letters, 50(17), e2022GL097864, 2023.
  • Nakayama Y., Menemenlis D., Zhang H., Schodlok M., Rignot E., Origin of Circumpolar Deep Water intruding onto the Amundsen and Bellingshausen Sea continental shelves., Nature Communications, 9(1), 1–9, 2018.
  • Seroussi H., Nakayama Y., Larour E., Menemenlis D., Morlighem M., Rignot E., Khazendar A., Continued retreat of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica, controlled by bed topography and ocean circulation., Geophysical Research Letters, 44(12), 6191–6199, 2017.