Satoshi Kimura

Job Position: 
Senior Researcher
Research Group: 

Academic Degree:

Doctor in Oceanography, Oregon State University, 2010

Research interests

Ice-ocean interactions, stratified turbulence, glaciology, ocean modelling


1. Smyth, W.D. and S. Kimura, 2007: "Instability and diapycnal momentum transport in a double diff usive, stratified shear layer", J. Phys. Oceanogr., 37 (6), 1551-1565.

2. Kimura, S. and W.D. Smyth, 2007: "Direct numerical simulation of salt sheets and turbulence in a double-di usive shear layer", Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L21610.

3. Kimura, S., W.D. Smyth and E. Kunze 2011:"Turbulence in sheared, salt- fingering environment: Anisotropy and e ffective di usivities", J. Phys. Oceanogr., 41, 1144-1159.

4. Smyth, W.D. and S. Kimura, 2011: "Mixing in a moderately sheared, salt ngering layer", J. Phys. Oceanogr., 41, 1364-1384.

5. Kimura, S. and W.D. Smyth, 2011: "Secondary instability of salt sheets", J. Mar. Res., Vol 69, Number 1, pp 57-77.

6. Kimura, S., A.S. Candy, P.R. Holland, M. Piggott and A. Jenkins, 2013: "Adaptation of an unstructured mesh, finite-element ocean model to the simulation of ocean circulation beneath ice shelves", Ocean Modelling, 67, 39 - 51.

7. Jordan, J., P.R. Holland, A. Jenkins, M. Piggott and S. Kimura, 2014: "Modelling ice-ocean interaction in ice shelf crevasses", J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119, 995-1008.

8. Kimura, S., P.R. Holland, M. Piggott and A. Jenkins, 2014: "The e ffect of meltwater plumes on the melting of a vertical glacier face", J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44, 3099-3117.

9. Kimura, S., K.W. Nicholls and E.J. Venables , 2015: "Estimation of ice shelf melt rate in the presence of a thermohaline staircase", J. Phys. Oceanogr., 45, 133-148.

10. Jordan, J., S. Kimura, P.R. Holland, A. Jenkins and M. Piggott, 2015: "On the conditional frazil ice instability of sea water", J. Phys. Oceanogr., 45, 1121-1138.

11. Kimura, S., P. Dutrieux, A. Jenkins, A. Forryan, A. Naveira Garabato and Y. Firing, 2016: "Ocean mixing beneath Pine Island Glacier ice shelf, West Antarctica", Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans , 12184968510.

12. Naveira Garabato, A. C., A. Forryan, P. Dutrieux, L. Brannigan, L.C. Biddle, K.J. Heywood, A. Jenkins, Y.L. Firing and S. Kimura, 2017: "Vigorous lateral export of the meltwater outflow from a thinning Antarctic ice shelf", Nature.