Working Group 38: Mesoscale and Submesoscale Processes
Terms of Reference
  1. Review and document the current understanding of meso-/submeso-scale processes and their impact in the North Pacific.
  2. Summarize the detection, observation and modeling methods of meso-/submeso-scale processes.
  3. Classify meso-/submeso-scale features, and identify their spatio-temporal variations.
  4. Compare the impacts of meso-/submeso-scale processes on heat/material transport and marine ecosystems between areas in the PICES region.
  5. Convene a session or workshop on meso-/submeso-scale processes at PICES Annual Meetings.
  6. Publish a final report summarizing results.
Annual Meetings


2019, 2018, 2017

Session and Workshop Summaries

S12, Impacts of meso-/submeso- scale processes on heat/material transport and on marine ecosystems

S5, Seasonal to interannual variations of meso-/submeso-scale processes in the North Pacific

S9, Meso-/submeso-scale processes and their role in marine ecosystems

W8, Mesoscale and submesoscale processes in the North Pacific: History and new challenges

Dr. Tetjana Ross (MONITOR, WG-38)
Institute of Ocean Sciences
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
Dr. Daisuke Hasegawa (POC, WG-38)
Transition Zone and Coastal Area Research Group
Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA)
3-27-5 Shinhama-cho
Shiogama, Miyagi
Japan 985-0001
+81-22- 367-1250
Dr. Sachihiko Itoh (WG-38, WG-43)
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha
Kashiwa, Chiba
Japan 277-8564
(81-4) 7136-6326
(81-4) 7136-6327
Dr. Yoshikazu Sasai (WG-38)
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku
Yokohama, Japan 236-0001
Dr. Hiromichi Ueno (POC, WG-38)
WG-38 Co-Chair
Faculty of Fisheries Sciences
Hokkaido University
3-1-1 Minato-cho
Hakodate, Hokkaido
Japan 041-8611
(81-138) 40-8874
(81-138) 40-8874
Prof. Xiaopei Lin (WG-38)
College of Physical and Environmental Oceanography
Ocean University of China
238 Songling Rd., Laoshan District
Qingdao, Shandong
People's Republic of China 266100
(86-532) 66782853
(86-532) 66782853
Dr. Bin Xiao (WG-38)
First Institute of Oceanography, MNR
6 Xianxialing Rd., Hi-Tech Park, LaoShan District
Qingdao, Shandong
People's Republic of China 266061
+86 15621008864
Dr. Dongfeng Xu (CREAMS-AP, WG-38)
Second Institute of Oceanography, MNR
36 Baochubei Rd.
Hangzhou, Zhejiang
People's Republic of China 310012
(86-571) 8196-3076
(86-571) 88839374
Dr. Yisen Zhong (WG-38)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
1954 Huashan Rd.
Shanghai, People's Republic of China 200000
Prof. Sung Yong Kim (AP-NPCOOS, MONITOR, SB, WG-38, WG-47)
Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (EFML)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST
291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu
Daejeon, Republic of Korea 34141
(82-42) 350-1523
(82-42) 350-1510
Dr. Young-Gyu Park (WG-38)
Physical Oceanography Division
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
787 Haean-ro
Ansan, Republic of Korea 15627
(82-31) 400-6131
(82-31) 408-5829
Dr. Maxim V. Budyansky (WG-38)
Laboratory of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
V.I. Il'ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute (POI), FEB RAS
43 Baltiyskaya St.
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690041
(7-4232) 313-081
(7-4232) 312-573
Prof. Sergey Prants (WG-38)
Department of the Ocean and Atmosphere Physics
V.I. Il´ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute (POI), FEB RAS
43 Baltiyskaya St.
Vladivostok, Russia 690041
(7-4232) 312-602
(7-4232) 312-573
Dr. Olga O. Trusenkova (WG-38)
Laboratory of Physical Oceanography
V.I. Il'ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute (POI), FEB RAS
43 Baltiyskaya St.
Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai
Russia 690041
(7-4232) 313-087
(7-4232) 312-573
Dr. Elena I. Ustinova (POC, WG-38)
Laboratory of Fisheries Oceanography
Pacific branch of Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (TINRO)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690091
(7-423) 260-4530
(7-423) 230-0751
Dr. Annalisa Bracco (WG-38)
WG-38 Co-Chair
Program Ocean Science & Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
311 Ferst Dr.
Atlanta, GA
U.S.A. 30332-0340
(1-404) 894-1749
(1-404) 894-5638
Dr. Carol Ladd (WG-38)
Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98115
(1-206) 526-6024
Dr. Irina Rypina (WG-38)
Physical Oceanography Department
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
266 Woods Hole rd, MS#21
Woods Hole, MA
U.S.A. 02543