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To appear in journals

55. Kadoya, T. and H. Masunaga, 2018:
New observational metrics of convective self-aggregation: Methodology and a case study
J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 96, doi:10.2151/jmsj.2018-054, in press

Published in Journals

54. Masunaga, H. and S. Bony, 2018:
Radiative invigoration of tropical convection by preceding cirrus clouds
J. Atmos. Sci., 75, 1327-1342, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-17-0355.1 [PDF] © American Meteorological Society CC lic.

53. Mapes, B. E., E.-S. Chung, W. M. Hannah, H. Masunaga, A. J. Wimmers, and C. S. Velden, 2018:
The meandering margin of the meteorological moist Tropics
Geophys. Res. Lett., 45, 1177-1184, doi:10.1002/2017GL076440

52. Nuijens, L., K. Emanuel, H. Masunaga, and T. S. L'Ecuyer, 2017:
Implications of warm rain in shallow cumulus and congestus clouds for large-scale circulations
Surv. Geophys., 38, 1257-1282, doi:10.1007/s10712-017-9429-z. [PDF] © Authors CC lic.

51. Sekaranom, A. B. and H. Masunaga, 2017:
Comparison of TRMM-derived rainfall products for general and extreme rains over the Maritime Continent
J. Appl. Meteor. Clim., 56, 1867-1881, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0272.1 [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

50. Tapiador, F. J., A. Navarro, V. Levizzani, E. García-Ortega, G. J. Huffman, C. Kidd, P. A. Kucera, C. D. Kummerow, H. Masunaga, W. A. Petersen, R. Roca, J.-L. Sánchez, W.-K. Tao, and F. J. Turk, 2017:
Global precipitation measurements for validating climate models
Atmos. Res., 197, 1-20, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2017.06.021

49. Choi, Y.-S., WM. Kim, S.-W. Yeh, H. Masunaga, M.-J. Kwon, H.-S. Jo, and L. Huang, 2017:
Revisiting the iris effect of tropical cirrus clouds with TRMM and A-Train satellite data
J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 112, 5917-5931, doi:10.1002/2016JD025827

48. Holloway, C. E., A. A. Wing, S. Bony, C. Muller, H. Masunaga, T. S. L'Ecuyer, D. D. Turner, and P. Zuidema, 2017:
Observing convective aggregation
Surv. Geophys., 38, 1199-1236, doi:10.1007/s10712-017-9419-1. [PDF] © Authors CC lic.

47. 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.

46. Yanase, A., K. Yasunaga, and H. Masunaga, 2017:
Relationship between the direction of diurnal rainfall migration and the ambient wind over the southern Sumatra island
Earth Space Sci., 4, doi:10.1002/2016EA000181. [PDF] © Authors CC lic.

45. 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.

44. Sumi, Y. and H. Masunaga, 2016:
A Moist Static Energy Budget Analysis of Quasi 2-day Wave Using Satelite and Reanalsyis Data
J. Atmos. Sci., 73, 743-759. [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

43. 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

42. Norouzi,H., M. Temimi, C. Prigent, J. Turk, R. Khanbilvardi, Y. Tian, F. A. Furuzawa, and H. Masunaga, 2015:
Assessment of the consistency among global microwave land surface emissivity products
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 1197-1205, DOI:10.5194/amt-8-1197-2015. [PDF] © Authors CC lic.

41. Toyoshima, K., H. Masunaga, and F. A. Furuzawa, 2015:
Early evaluation of Ku- and Ka-band sensitivities for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR)
SOLA, 11, 14-17, DOI:10.2151/sola.2015-004. [PDF] © Meteorological Society of Japan

40. Masunaga, H., 2014:
Free-tropospheric moisture convergence and tropical convective regimes
Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 8611-8618, DOI:10.1002/2014GL062301.

39. 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

38. Kanemaru, K. and H. Masunaga, 2014:
The potential roles of background surface wind in the SST variability associated with intraseasonal oscillations
J. Climate, 27, 7053-7068. [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

37. Tian, Y., C. Peters-Lidard , K. W. Harrison, C. Prigent, H. Norouzi, F. Aires, S.-A. Boukabara, F. A. Furuzawa, and H. Masunaga, 2014:
Quantifying uncertainties in land surface microwave emissivity retrievals
IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 52, 829-840.

36. Li, X., W.-K. Tao, H. Masunaga, G. Gu, and X. Zeng, 2013:
Aerosol effects on cumulus congestus population over the tropical Pacific: A cloud-resolving modeling study
J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 91, 817-833. [PDF] © Meteorological Society of Japan

35. 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

34. Kanemaru, K. and H. Masunaga, 2013:
A satellite study of the relationship between sea surface temperature and column water vapor over tropical and subtropical oceans
J. Climate, 26, 4204-4218. [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

33. Ferraro, R., C. Peters-Lidard , C. Hernandez, F. J. Turk, F. Aires, C. Prigent, X. Lin, S.-A. Boukabara, F. Furuzawa, K. Gopalan, K. Harrison, F. Karbou, L. Li, C. Li, H. Masunaga, L. Moy, S. Ringerud, G. Skofronik-Jackson, Y. Tian, and N.-Y. Wang, 2013:
An evaluation of microwave land surface emissivities over the continental United States to benefit GPM-era precipitation algorithms
IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 51, 378-398.

32. Ichikawa, H., H. Masunaga, Y. Tsushima, and H. Kanzawa, 2012:
Analysis of cloud properties associated with tropical convection in climate models and satellite data.
J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 90, 629-646. [PDF] © Japan Meteorogical Society

31. Masunaga, H., 2012:
Short-term versus climatological relationship between precipitation and tropospheric humidity
J. Climate, 25, 7983-7990. [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

30. Ichikawa, H., H. Masunaga, Y. Tsushima, and H. Kanzawa, 2012:
Reproducibility by climate models of cloud radiative forcing associated with tropical convection
J. Climate, 25, 1247-1262. [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

29. 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

28. 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

27. 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

26. Li, X., W.-K. Tao, T. Matsui, C. Liu, and H. Masunaga, 2010:
Improving a spectral bin microphysical scheme using TRMM satellite observations
Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 136, 382-399.

25. Masunaga, H. and T. S. L'Ecuyer, 2010:
The southeast Pacific warm band and double ITCZ
J. Climate, 23, 1189-1208. [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

24. Liu, P., M. Satoh, B. Wang, H. Fudeyasu, T. Nasuno, T. Li, H. Miura, H. Taniguchi, H. Masunaga, X. Fu, and H. Annamalai, 2009:
An MJO simulated by the NICAM at 14-km and 7-km resolutions
Mon. Wea. Rev., 137, 3254-3268. [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

23. Ichikawa, H., H. Masunaga, and H. Kanzawa, 2009:
Evaluation of Precipitation and High-level Cloud Areas Associated with Large-scale Circulation over the Tropical Pacific in the CMIP3 Models
J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 87, 771-789. [PDF] ©Meteorological Society of Japan

22. 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

21. Matsui, T., X. Zeng, W.-K. Tao, H. Masunaga, W. S. Olson, and S. Lang, 2009:
Evaluation of Long-term Cloud-resolving Model Simulations Using Satellite Radiance Observations and Multi-frequency Satellite Simulators
J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 26, 1261-1274. [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

20. Nakajima, T. Y., H. Masunaga, and T. Nakajima, 2009:
Near-global Scale Retrievals of the Cloud Optical and Microphysical Properties from the Midori-II GLI and AMSR Data
J. Remote Sens. Soc. Japan., 29, 29-39. [PDF] © The Remote Sensing Society of Japan

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

18. 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

17. 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

16. Matsui, T., H. Masunaga, R. A. Pielke Sr., S. M. Kreidenweis, W.-K. Tao, M. Chin, and Y. J. Kaufman, 2006:
Satellite-based Assessment of Marine Low Cloud Variability Associated with Aerosol, Atmospheric Stability, and the Diurnal Cycles.
J. Geophys. Res., 111, No. D17, D17204, doi:10.1029/2005JD006097. [PDF (8.8Mb)] [PDF (correction)] © American Geophysical Union

15. Masunaga, H., and C. D. Kummerow , 2006:
Observations of Tropical Precipitating Clouds Ranging from Shallow to Deep Convective Systems.
Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L16805, doi:10.1029/2006GL026547. [PDF] © American Geophysical Union

14. L'Ecuyer, T. S., H. Masunaga, and C. D. Kummerow, 2006:
Variability in the Characteristics of Precipitation Systems in the Tropical Pacific. Part II. Implications for Atmospheric Heating.
J. Climate, 19, 1388-1406. [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

13. Kummerow, C., W. Berg, J. Thomas-Stahle, and H. Masunaga , 2006:
Quantifying Global Uncertainties in a Simple Microwave Rainfall Algorithm.
J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 23, 23-37. [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

12. Kurokawa, J., H. Akiyoshi, T. Nagashima, H. Masunaga, T. Nakajima, M. Takahashi, and H. Nakane, 2005:
Effects of Atmospheric Sphericity on Stratospheric Chemistry and Dynamics over Antarctica.
J. Geophys. Res., 110, D21305, doi:10.1029/2005JD005798. [PDF] © American Geophysical Union

11. 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

10. Masunaga, H., T. S. L'Ecuyer, and C. D. Kummerow, 2005:
Variability in the Characteristics of Precipitation Systems in the Tropical Pacific. Part I. Spatial Structure.
J. Climate, 18, 823-840. [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

9. Matsui, T., H. Masunaga, R. Pielke Sr., and W.-K. Tao, 2004:
Impact of Aerosols and Atmospheric Thermodynamics on Cloud Properties within the Climate System.
Geophys. Res. Let., 31, L06109, doi:10.1029/2003GL019287. [PDF] © American Geophysical Union

8. Masunaga, H., T. Y. Nakajima, T. Nakajima, M. Kachi, and K. Suzuki, 2002:
Physical Properties of Maritime Low Clouds as Retrieved by Combined Use of TRMM Microwave Imager and Visible/Infrared Scanner. II. Climatology of Warm Clouds and Rain.
J. Geophys. Res., 107, NO. D19, 4367, doi:10.1029/2001JD001269. [PDF] © American Geophysical Union

7. Masunaga, H., T. Iguchi, R. Oki, and M. Kachi, 2002:
Comparison of Rainfall Products Derived from TRMM Microwave Imager and Precipitation Radar.
J. Applied Meteor., 41, 849-862. [PDF] © American Meteorological Society

6. Masunaga, H., T. Y. Nakajima, T. Nakajima, M. Kachi, R. Oki, and S. Kuroda, 2002:
Physical Properties of Maritime Low Clouds as Retrieved by Combined Use of TRMM Microwave Imager and Visible/Infrared Scanner. Algorithm.
J. Geophys. Res., 107, NO. D10, doi:10.1029/2001JD000743. [PDF] © American Geophysical Union

5. Masunaga, H. and T. Nakajima, 2001:
The Effective Cloud Fraction of Broken Clouds Obtained by Multi-stream Radiative Transfer. I. Longwave Radiation
J. Atmos. Sci., 58, 2455-2467. [PDF] © American Meteorological Socieety

4. Masunaga, H. and Inutsuka, S., 2000:
Infall Signatures in Molecular Line Spectra of Protostellar Envelopes.
Astrophys. J., 536, 406-415. [PDF] © American Astronomical Society

3. Masunaga, H. and Inutsuka, S., 2000:
A Radiation Hydrodynamic Model for Protostellar Collapse II. The Second Collapse and The Birth of a Protostar.
Astrophys. J., 531, 350-365. [PDF] © American Astronomical Society

2. Masunaga, H. and Inutsuka, S., 1999:
Does "τ ≈ 1" Terminate the Isothermal Evolution of Collapsing Clouds?
Astrophys. J., 510, 822-827. [PDF] © American Astronomical Society

1. Masunaga, H., Miyama, S.M., and Inutsuka, S., 1998:
A Radiation Hydrodynamic Model for Protostellar Collapse I. The First Collapse.
Astrophys. J., 495, 346-369. [PDF] © American Astronomical Society

Book chapters

3. Anderson, T. L. (Rapporteur), A. Ackerman, D. L. Hartmann, G. A. Isaac, S. Kinne, H. Masunaga, J. R. Norris, U. Pöschl, K. S. Schmidt, A. Slingo, and Y. N. Takayabu , 2009:
Temporal and Spatial Variability of Clouds and Related Aerosols
in Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System: Their Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation,
Ed. by Heintzenberg, J., and R. J. Charlson
Strüngmann Forum Report, 2, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 127-147. [PDF] © The MIT Press

2. Takayabu, Y. N., and H. Masunaga, 2009:
Clouds and Precipitation: Extreme Rainfall and Rain from Shallow Clouds
in Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System: Their Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation,
Ed. by Heintzenberg, J., and R. J. Charlson
Strüngmann Forum Report, 2, Cambridge, MA, USA: The MIT Press, 107-125. [PDF (9.3M)] © The MIT Press

1. Kummerow, C. D., H. Masunaga, and P. Bauer, 2007:
A Next-generation Microwave Rainfall Retrieval Algorithms for use by TRMM and GPM
in Measuring Precipitation from Space: EURAINSAT and the Future,
Ed. by Levizzani, V., P. Bauer, and J. Turk
Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 235-252. [PDF] © Springer

Ph.D. Dissertation

Masunaga, H. , 1999:
A Radiation Hydrodynamical Model for Protostar Formation
Ph.D. degree awarded by University of Tokyo, 166 pp. [PDF] © HM

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