Ayumi Fujisaki-ManomeAssistant Research Scientist
In the News:
- Catalyzing Change in Sustainability: UM Graham Institute Issues Grants, The Michigan Daily, 1/17/2019
- November 2014 storms become case study for better lake-effect forecasting, The Buffalo News, 12/9/2017
- Building a better lake-effect snow forecast, GoErie.com, 12/1/2017
- Better lake-effect forecasts are coming, The Buffalo News, 11/24/2017
- Imagine a Great Lakes weather forecaster who’s always right, Great Lakes Echo, 11/20/2017
My research program aims to improve predictability of hazardous weather, ice, and lake/ocean events in cold regions in order to support preparedness and resilience in coastal communities. The main question my research aims to address is: what are the impacts of interactions between ice and oceans / ice and lakes on larger scale phenomena, such as weather, storm surges, and sea/lake ice melting? I primarily use numerical geophysical modeling to address my research question; and scientific findings from my research feed back into the models and improve their predictability. My work has focused on applications to the Great Lakes, Arctic Ocean, the Alaskan coastal region, and the Sea of Okhotsk.
- Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Keio University (2004)
- Master Degree in Ocean Engineering, University of Tokyo (2006)
- Ph.D in Ocean Engineering, University of Tokyo (2009)
Research Interest/Area of Expertise:
- Polar physical oceanography
- Numerical geophysical modeling
- Sea/lake ice and lake effect snow
Anderson, E.J., A. Fujisaki-Manome, J. Kessler, Y.P. Chu, J. Kelley, G. Lang, Y. Chen and Wang. 2018. Ice Forecasting in the Next-Generation Great Lakes Operational Forecast System (GLOFS). Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 6(123). (DOI:10.3390/jmse6040123). [Altmetric Score]
Charusombat, U., A. Fujisaki-Manome, A.D. Gronewold, B.M. Lofgren, E.J. Anderson, P.D. Blanken, C. Spence, J.D. Lenters, C. Xiao, L.E. Fitzpatrick and G. Cutrell. 2018. Validating modeled turbulent heat fluxes across large freshwater surfaces. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 22:5559-5578. (DOI:10.5194/hess-22-5559-2018). [Altmetric Score]
Fujisaki-Manome, A., L. Fitzpatrick, A.D. Gronewold, E.J. Anderson, C. Spence, J. Chen, C. Shao, D. Wright, C. Xiao and B.M. Lofgren 2017. Turbulent Heat Fluxes during an Extreme Lake Effect Snow Event. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 18(12):3145-3163. (DOI:10.1175/JHM-D-17-0062.1). [Altmetric Score]
Fujisaki-Manome, A., E.J. Anderson, J.A. Kessler, G.A. Lang, J. Wang and P. Chu. 2018. Impacts of Sensible Heat from Precipitation on Ice Cover in Large Lakes, AGU Fall meeting, Washington D.C., December 10th-14th, 2018.
Anderson, E.J., A. Fujisaki-Manome, J.A. Kessler, P. Chu, J.G.W. Kelley, Y. Chen, G.A. Lang and J. Wang. 2018. Ice Forecasting in the Next-Generation Great Lakes Operational Forecast System (GLOFS). ECM15, 2018, 15th Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Conference, Seattle, Wash., June 25-27, (2018).
Chu, P., E.J. Anderson, S. Benjamin, G.E. Mann, A. Fujisaki-Manome and L.E. Fitzpatrick. 2018. Improving lake-effect snow modeling and forecasting in the Great Lakes region. 22nd Annual Severe Weather Symposium sponsored by the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, March 9, (2018).
Lake effect snow storms have huge impacts on transportation, public safety and business revenue. Recently, great improvements have been made to forecasting lake effect snow and scientists from CIGLR are a part of it. Dr. Ayumi Fujisaki-Manome, CIGLR Assistant Research Scientist, and Lindsay Fitzpatrick, CIGLR Atmospheric Data Analyst, recently collaborated on an article that discusses instruments and models that can help improve the accuracy of lake effect snow forecasting.