Boundary Layer, Urban Meteorology and Land-Surface Processes

Researching Meteorology in Japan - Impressions from an OU Student

Eric Jacobsen
OU School of Meteorology

28 February 2014, 2:00 PM

National Weather Center, Room 5600
120 David L. Boren Blvd.
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK



Have you ever been interested in doing research in Japan? The University of Oklahoma and Kyoto University have a great relationship which affords students the chance to visit the partner institution for a semester or longer. Oklahoma's weather is exciting, but many places in the world deal with completely different environmental and societal challenges, which makes experiencing research in another country very exciting. In this light-hearted seminar, I will talk about my personal impressions of Kyoto University and the Japanese research environment. I will outline some of the features that make Japan a unique location for research, and what some of the ongoing projects look like there. Hopefully you will be convinced to consider an exchange experience, and so tips for preparing yourself for that will be included as well! Come for the pictures and a look at what's going on in our field on the other side of the world.

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