Tsubasa Kohyama is a fourth-year PhD student at the University of Washington, working with Dennis L. Hartmann.

Tsubasa Kohyama (神山翼) was born in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, and grew up in Nasushiobara, Tochigi, Japan. He graduated from Utsunomiya Highschool, and failed the entrance exam of the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) four times. However, since he could not give up his dream, he applied for the UTokyo again during his sophomore year at Waseda University before his parents knew it, and he finally passed the entrance exam. He then studied at the Department of Physics, UTokyo for his undergraduate study.

He started his career as a graduate student at the Department of Earth and Planetary Science, UTokyo, under the supervision of Dr. Tomoki Tozuka, and has continued his study under the supervision of Dr. Dennis L. Hartmann at the Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Washington. His research interests include large scale climate variability and change. In particular, he currently investigates sea surface temperature warming patterns of the tropical Pacific in response to global warming (Kohyama et al., 2017; Kohyama and Hartmann, 2017), which is expected to have tremendous influences on global weather and climate (Kohyama and Hartmann, 2016). He was also sub-advised by Dr. John M. Wallace for investigating the lunar gravitational atmospheric tide (Kohyama and Wallace, 2014, 2016).

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Photo: Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan