Risk Evaluation and Disaster Mitigation Research Division
Oceanic, Atmospheric and Outer Space Disaster Lab
Associate Professor
Ph. D. (Science)

Graduate School of Science
Research Subject(s)
I investigate the impact of ocean temperature change on Japan and global climate, and the changing role of the oceans associated with global warming,based on observational data analysis and climate simulations.
Key Words
Physical Oceanography / Atmospheric Science / Climate Science / Numerical Calculation Method
Selected Works

Nishihira, G., and Sugimoto, S. (2022). Severe cold winters in East Asia linked to first winter of La Niña events and in North America linked to second winter. Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2021GL095334

Sugimoto, S. (2022). Decreasing Wintertime Mixed-Layer Depth in the Northwestern North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Geophysical Research Letters, 49. doi:10.1029/2021GL095091

Sugimoto, S., Qiu, B. and Schneider, N. (2021). Local atmospheric response to the Kuroshio large meander path in summer and its remote influence on the climate of Japan. Journal of Climate, 34 (9), 3571-3589. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-20-0387.1

Sugimoto, S., Aono, K., and Fukui, S. (2017). Local atmospheric response to warm mesoscale ocean eddies in the Kuroshio-Oyashio Confluence region. Scientific Reports, 7, 11871, 1-6. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-12206-9

Sugimoto, S., Hanawa, K., Watanabe, T., Suga, T., and Xie, S.-P., (2017). Enhanced warming of the subtropical mode water in the North Pacific and North Atlantic. Nature Climate Change, 7 (9), 656-658. doi:10.1038/nclimate3371

Selected Memberships
  • The Oceanographic Society of Japan
  • Meteorological Society of Japan
  • Japan Geoscience Union
  • American Geophysical Union
Selected Awards
  • Okada prize, The Oceanographyc Society of Japan