Curriculum Vitae

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Hirohiko Masunaga

Institute for Space-Earth Research Institute, Nagoya University
Furocho Chikusa-ku Nagoya 464-8601 Japan
TEL:+81-52-789-5413
FAX:+81-52-788-6206
Email: masunaga@nagoya-u.jp

I can be found in Room 625 of the Research Institutes Building I.

Education

Ph.D. University of Tokyo, Astrophysics 1999
M.Sc. University of Tokyo, Astrophysics 1996
B.Sc. University of Tokyo, Astrophysics 1994

Professional Experience

Oct 2015-present Associate Professor, Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University
Jul 2006-Sep 2015 Associate Professor, Hydrospheric Atmospheric Research Center, Nagoya University
May 2004-Jun 2006 Research Scientist II, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
May 2002-Apr 2004 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
Oct 1999-Apr 2002 NASDA Research Fellow, Earth Observation Research Center, National Space Development Agency (NASDA) of Japan (currently Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)
Apr 1999-Sep 1999 Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Climate Sytem Research, University of Tokyo
Apr 1997-Mar 1999 Doctoral Student Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Professional Experience (Temporary appointments)

Apr 2009-Mar 2011 Visiting Associate Professor, Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University

Research Interests

Satellite meteorology and climatology
Tropical convection and large-scale dynamics
Convectively-coupled equatorial waves and the Madden-Julian Oscillation
Tropical air-sea interactions
Subtropical maritime low clouds
Development of satellite retrieval algorithms
Development of satellite data simulators and cloud model evaluation

Research Sponsors

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

(Awarded grants are listed in Publications and Grants.)

Membership of academic societies

Meteorological Society of Japan
American Meteorological Society
American Geophysical Union

Professional service

Editor, Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, Jul 2010-
Editor (with temporary contracts), Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan special issues, 2009
Japan-France Frontiers of Science Symposium (JFFoS) planning group member (PGM), FY2010-12 (Co-chair for FY2011)
Global Energy and Water Exchanges Project (GEWEX) Data and Assessments Panel (formerly Radiation Panel) member, 2010-

Selected Publications

Masunaga, H. and Y. Sumi, 2017:
A toy model of tropical convection with a moisture storage closure
J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 9, doi:10.1002/2016MS000855. [PDF] © Authors CC lic.

Masunaga, H., and Z. J. Luo, 2016:
Convective and large-scale mass flux profiles over tropical oceans determined from synergistic analysis of a suite of satellite observations
J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, doi:10.1002/2016JD024753. [PDF] © Authors CC lic.

Masunaga, H., 2015:
Assessment of a Satellite-based Atmospheric Budget Analysis Method with CINDY2011/DYNAMO/AMIE and TOGA COARE Sounding Array Data
J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 93A (Special issue on the Coordinated International Field Campaign on the Madden-Julian Oscillation), 21-40, doi:10.2151/jmsj.2015-032. [PDF] © Meteorological Society of Japan

Masunaga, H. and Tristan S. L'Ecuyer, 2014:
A mechanism of tropical convection inferred from observed variability in the moist static energy budget
J. Atmos. Sci., 71, 3747-3766. [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

Masunaga, H., 2013:
A satellite study of tropical moist convection and environmental variability: A moisture and thermal budget analysis
J. Atmos. Sci., 70, 2443-2466. [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

Masunaga, H., 2012:
A satellite study of the atmospheric forcing and response to moist convection over tropical and subtropical oceans
J. Atmos. Sci., 69, 150-167. [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

Masunaga, H. and T. S. L'Ecuyer, 2011:
Equatorial asymmetry of the east Pacific ITCZ: Observational constraints on the underlying processes
J. Climate, 24, 1784-1800. [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

Masunaga, H., T. Matsui, W.-K. Tao, A. Y. Hou, C. D. Kummerow, T. Nakajima, P. Bauer, W. S. Olson, M. Sekiguchi, and T. Y. Nakajima, 2010:
Satellite Data Simulator Unit (SDSU): A multi-sensor, multi-spectral satellite simulator package
Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 91,1625-1632. [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

Masunaga, H., 2009:
A 9-season TRMM observation of the Austral Summer MJO and Low-frequency Equatorial Waves
J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 87A (Special issue on Precipitation Measurements from Space), 295-315. [PDF(8.4Mb)] ©Meteorological Society of Japan

Masunaga, H., M. Satoh, and H. Miura , 2008:
A Joint Satellite and Global Cloud-Resolving Model Analysis of a Madden-Jullian Oscillation Event: Model Diagnosis
J. Geophys. Res., 113, D17210, doi:10.1029/2008JD009986. [PDF] © American Geophysical Union

Masunaga, H., 2007:
Seasonality and Regionality of the Madden-Julian Oscillation, Kelvin Wave, and Equatorial Rossby Wave.
J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 4400-4416. [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

Masunaga, H., T. S. L'Ecuyer, and C. D. Kummerow, 2006:
The Madden-Julian Oscillation Recorded in Early Observations from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM).
J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 2777-2794. [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

Masunaga, H. and C. D. Kummerow, 2005:
Combined Radar and Radiometer Analysis of Precipitation Profiles for a Parametric Retrieval Algorithm.
J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 22, 909-929. [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

Pease see H. M. Publication List for the complete list.

Invited Talks

H. Masunaga:
Radiative regulation of tropical convection as implied from satellite observations, Future of Cumulus Parametrization Workshop, Delft, Netherlands (Jul 2017).

H. Masunaga and Z. J. Luo:
Large-scale and Convective-scale Updraft Profiles from Satellite Observations, "Tropical and Midlatitude Convective Systems and Their Roles in Weather and Climate", Americal Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA (Dec 2015).

H. Masunaga:
Free-tropospheric Moisture Convergence and Tropical Convective Regimes
The Climate Symposium 2014, Darmstadt, Germany (Oct 2014).

H. Masunaga:
Satellite Data Simulators and Their Applications to Cloud Model Evaluation
The 8th Workshop on Satellite Data Application for Global Environmental Monitoring, Seoul, Korea (Oct 2014).

H. Masunaga:
Microwave Precipitation Measurements from Space: Heritage from TRMM and future with GPM
The 8th Workshop on Satellite Data Application for Global Environmental Monitoring, Seoul, Korea (Oct 2014).

H. Masunaga:
Satellite Observations of Large-scale Vertical Motion over the Indian Ocean
Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 2014 Conference, Sapporo, Japan (Jul 2014).

H. Masunaga:
The Evolution of Tropical Convective Systems Inferred from Satellite Measurements of Convective Updraft and Surrounding Downdraft
Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 2014 Conference, Sapporo, Japan (Jul 2014).

H. Masunaga and T. S. L'Ecuyer:
Thermal and moisture budget of tropical moist convection analyzed with multi-satellite observations
Gordon Research Conference: Radiation & Climate, New London, NH, USA (Jul 2013).

H. Masunaga, M. Satoh, and H. Miura:
An application of TRMM and CloudSat observations to global model diagnosis
"Innovative applications of satellite and ground observations in evaluating general circulation models", American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA (Dec 2008).

H. Masunaga, M. Satoh, and H. Miura:
An application of TRMM and CloudSat observations to global model diagnosis
Third international workshop on high-resolution cloud modeling - Tropical cyclones and climate, Honolulu, HI, USA (Dec 2008).

H. Masunaga:
Prospective meteorological studies using next-generation Earth-observing` satellites
"Toward next generation of atmospheric sciences", the Meteorological Society of Japan 125th anniversary international symposium, Tokyo, Japan (May 2007).

H. Masunaga:
Improvement of GPROF
International workshop on precipitation retrieval algorithms using satellite microwave radiometer, radar, and IR data, Tokyo, Japan (Mar 2003).



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