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Tomonori Tanikawa (Researcher)


Research Interest:
    Research interests are to understand optical properties of snow and to monitor snow physical parameters using remote sensing techniques based on the knowledge of the glaciology and the atmospheric radiation. The optical properties of snow are being studied by experiments in the snow field and cold-room laboratories and by computer modeling on the radiative transfer of snow. This finding is applied to the remote sensing in the cryosphere. Now I am working on the modeling of the radiative transfer on the atmosphere-sea ice system, and am aiming to understand radiative processes that affect energy budget of the atmosphere-snow-sea ice system.
Professional Experiences:
    2003.4-2005.3: JSPS Research Fellow (DC2) (Univ. of Tsukuba)
    2005.4-2008.3: JSPS Research Fellow (PD) (Kitami Inst. Tech.)
    2008.4-2008.10: Research fellow in Kitami Institute of Technology
    2008.11-2010.9: JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad (Stevens Inst. Tech., USA)
    2010.10-2015.9: JAXA/EORC Research Scientist
    American Geophysical Union, Optical Society of America, The Meteorological Society of Japan, Japanese Society of Snow and Ice, and The Remote Sensing Society of Japan

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