Contact Kaz Higuchi:
Member of the American Meteorological Society and the American Geophysical Union
Member of the editorial boards of Theoretical and Applied Climatology and Open Forest Journal
AWARDS / EDUCATION
Ph.D. Atmospheric Physics, University of Toronto
M.Sc. Atmospheric Physics, University of Toronto
Environment Canada Weather Forecasting Training Certificate
Research Scientist - Development of socio-economic adaptation strategies for weather and climate extreme events
Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (Toronto, ON)
CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Contributing to Environment Canada’s mandate to develop and evaluate strategies to adapt to the impacts of weather, climate, and climate change
- Extreme weather events and disasters: simulations of extreme winds using numerical weather forecast models
- Arctic climate change and its impact on ecological and socioeconomic systems and infrastructures in high-latitude regions, and development of adaptation strategies
- Large-scale low frequency variability modes in the atmosphere and their impact on seasonal forecasts, with particular focus on the North Atlantic Oscillation
- Use of multi-agent models to describe and quantify socioeconomic adaptation strategies to climate change and variability
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS
Co-supervision of a Ph.D. student, Tohoku University, Japan
Higuchi, K., A. Shashkov, D. Chan, N. Saigusa, S. Murayama, S. Yamamoto, H. Kondo, J. Chen, J. Liu and B. Chen. 2005. Simulations of seasonal and inter-annual variability of gross primary productivity at Takayama with BEPS ecosystem model. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology. 134:143-150.
Gurney, K.R., R.M. Law, A.S. Denning, P.J. Rayner, D. Baker, P. Bousquet, L. Bruhwiler, Y.-H. Chen, P. Ciais, S.-M. Fan, I.Y. Fung, M. Gloor, M. Heimann, K. Higuchi, J. John, T. Maki, S. Maksyutov, K. Masarie, P. Peylin, M. Prather, B.C. Pak, J. Randerson, J. Sarmiento, S. Taguchi, T. Takahashi and C.-W. Yuen. 2002. Towards robust regional estimates of CO2 sources and sinks using atmospheric transport models. Nature. 415:626-630.
Higuchi, K., Y.-H. Chan, C.W. Yuen and C.S. Wong. 2000. Doubled CO2 impact on subarctic marine carbon cycle: a case study at Station P. Marine Chemistry. 72:273-295.
Higuchi, K., C.W. Yuen and Amir Shabbar. 2000. Ice Storm ’98 in south-central Canada and northeastern United States: A climatological perspective. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 66:61-79.
Higuchi, K., J.-P. Huang and Amir Shabbar. 1999. A wavelet characterization of the NAO and its relationship to the North Atlantic SST. International Journal of Climatology. 19:1119-1129.
Higuchi, K., D. Chan and C. Blanchette. 1997. Policies for resolving the climate change and the stratospheric ozone depletion issues: antagonistic or re-enforcing? Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 46:89-103.
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