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大村 纂

climatologist , Geography educator

Atsumu Ohmura, Japanese Geography educator, climatologist. Recipient Horiuchi prize Japan Meteorological Society, 1991; Arctic Institute North America fellow, 1988; Swiss National Science Foundation grantee, 1981-1996.


Ohmura, Atsumu was born on January 13, 1942 in Tokyo. Son of Hajime and Mitsuko (Sugiyama) Ohmura.


Bachelor of Science, University Tokyo, 1965. Master of Science, McGill University, 1969. Doctor of Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, 1980.


Research associate Geographiches Institute Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, 1970-1972, 1st assistant, 1973-1980, senior assistant, 1981-1983, professor, chairman department geography, 1983-2000, professor, chairman department climate research Zurich, since 2000. Director World Radiation Monitoring Centre, Zurich, since 1992. Joint professor Graduate School of Science University Tokyo, 1996-1998.

Senior invited research professor Japanese Society Promotion of Science, since 2000.


President Swiss Commission Climate and Atmosphere Research/Swiss Academy of Sciences, Berne, since 1993. Fellow Royal Meteorological Society, Arctic Institute North America. Member International Commission Polar Meteorology, International Radiation Commission, International Glaciol.

Society (councillor 1987-1993, vice president since 1999), International Arctic Science Committee (member council since 1996).


Married Andrée McClintock, October 18, 1971. Children: Haruki, Yoshiki, Tamaki.

Hajime Ohmura

Mitsuko (Sugiyama) Ohmura

Andrée McClintock

Haruki Ohmura

Tamaki Ohmura

Yoshiki Ohmura