Takuya KAWABATA

Senior Researcher, Second Laboratory of Forecast Reseach Department, MRI
Visiting Associate Professor at Kobe University
Email: tkawabat(at)mri-jma.go.jp
Research Field: Data Assimilation on meso β-γ scale phenomenon

Career
1994Meteorological College
1994-1995Tottori Local Observatory
1996-1997Takamatsu Local Observatory
1998-1999Osaka District Meteorological Observatory
2000-Meteorological Research Institute
2008-Senior researcher
2014.5Ph. D. at Kyoto University Thesis
2014.6-2015.9Institute of Physics and Meterogology at University of Hohenheim

Research Projects
  • The post K computer development plan of the FLAGSHIP2020 Project :
    Advancement of meteorological and global environmental predictions utilizing observational 'Big Data'(Theme 4)
    Innovative numerical weather predictions and advanced weather disaster prevention based on damage-level estimation
  • [CREST] Innovating gBig Data Assimilationh technology for revolutionizing very-short-range severe weather prediction
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (FY2017-2020) Study on uncertainty of cumulonimbus initiation and development using particle filter (PI)

    Papers(* reviewed paper)
    • 2008
      • Kawabata, T., H. Seko, T. Kuroda, and K. Saito, 2008: An Assimilation Experiment of a Heavy Rainfall Event around Tokyo with a Cloud-Resolving Nonhydrostatic 4D-Var Assimilation System, CAS/JSC WGNE Research Activities in Atmospheric and Oceanic Modelling, 38, 1.13-1.14.
    • 2005
      • Kawabata, T., H. Seko, T. Kuroda, Y. Wakatsuki, Y. Honda, K. Tamiya, K. Aonashi, Y. Shoji, K. Saito, and T. Tsuyuki, 2005: A cloud resolving 4D-Var data assimilation system based on the JMA non-hydrostatic model. CAS/JSC WGNE Research Activities in Atmospheric and Oceanic Modelling, 35, 1.21-1.22.



    International Presentations (oral and posters; * invited talk)
    • 2016
      • Kawabata, T., H. Yamauchi, N. Nagumo, A. Adachi, 2016: Development of Assimilation Methods for Polarimetric Radar Data, The 4th International Workshop on Nonhydrostatic Numerical Models, Hakone, Japan
      • (*) Kawabata, T., 2016: Assimilation of slant total delay into a NWP model, Seminar on application of GNSS, SAR and NWP models for atmosphere studies, Como, Italy
      • (*) Kawabata, T., 2016: Overview of numerical weather prediction (NWP) and data assimilation, Seminar on application of GNSS, SAR and NWP models for atmosphere studies, Como, Italy
      • Kawabata, T., T. Schwitalla, H.-S. Bauer, V. Wulfmeyer and A. Adachi, 2016: Development of assimilation methods for polarimetric radars at storm scales, The 5th Annual International Symposium on Data Assimilation, Reading, UK
      • Kawabata, T., T. Schwitalla, H.-S. Bauer, V. Wulfmeyer and A. Adachi, 2016: Comparison of Forward Operators for Polarimetric Radars Aiming for Data Assimilation, Third International Workshop on Tokyo Metropolitan Area Convection Study for Extreme Weather Resilient Cities (TOMACS/RDP), Tokyo
    • 2014
      • Kawabata, T., T. Schwitalla, H.-S. Bauer, and V. Wulfmeyer, 2014: Development of an Observation Operator for Dual Polarimetric Radar, ERAD2014, (Germany)
      • (*) Kawabata, T., Y. Shoji, H. Seko, K. Saito, 2014: GPS Slant Total Delay Assimilation with a Storm Scale 4D-Var on an MCS Event. International Symposium on Data Assimilation, (Germany).
    • 2013
      • Kawabata,T., K. Ito, K. Saito, and Y. Honda, Development of a New Storm-Scale 4D-Var Assimilation System, Sixth WMO Symposium on Data Assimilation
      • Kawabata,T., K. Ito, K. Saito, and Y. Honda, Development of a New Storm-Scale 4D-Var Assimilation System, KURIMS Variability and Predictability Conference
      • Kawabata, T., K. Ito, K. Saito, H. Seko, Y. Shoji, H. Iwai, 2013: Data Assimilation with a cloud-resolving 4D-Var. First International Workshop on Tokyo Metropolitan Area Convection Study for Extreme Weather Resilient Cities.
      • Kawabata, T., K. Saito, H. Iwai, Y. Shoji, H. Seko, 2013: Assimilation Experiment On A Local Heavy Rainfall Event Using Doppler Lidar Observations, 93rd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. (U.S.A)
      • Kawabata, T., H. Iwai, H. Seko, Y. Shoji, K. Saito, 2013: Impact of Doppler Lidar radial wind data assimilation to a localized heavy rainfall event, The AICS International Workshop on Data Assimilation (Japan)
    • 2012
      • Kawabata, T., K. Saito, H. Iwai, Y. Shoji, H. Seko, 2012: Assimilation Experiment On A Local Heavy Rainfall Event Using Doppler Lidar Observations, Second International Workshop on Nonhydrostatic Numerical Models. (Japan)
      • (*) Kawabata, T., K. Saito, H. Iwai, Y. Shoji, H. Seko, 2012: Cloud Resolving 4D-Var Assimilation Experiment on a Localized Heavy Rainfall Event in Tokyo using Doppler Lidar Data, International Symposium on Heavy rainfall over East Asia: Observation and modeling at cloud-resolving scales. (Korea)
      • Kawabata, T., K. Saito, H. Iwai, Y. Shoji, H. Seko, 2012: Assimilation experiment on a local heavy rainfall event using Doppler Lidar observations, 3rd WMO/WWRP International Symposium on Nowcasting and Very Short Range Forecasting. (Brazil)
      • (*) Kawabata, T., 2012: How to Use Observations to Severe Weather Forecast|Data Assimilation and Numerical Prediction|, International Symposium on Extreme Weather and Cities (Japan)
    • 2011
      • Kawabata, T., Y. Shoji, H. Seko, K. Saito, Assimilation experiment of the grand based GPS-drived water vapor observations on the local heavy rainfall event in Okinawa island, Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2011.
      • Kawabata, T., Y. Shoji, H. Seko, K. Saito, Impact of the assimilation of GPS slant total delay observations on a local heavy rainfall forecast, International Symposium on Earth-science Challenges
      • Kawabata, T., Y. Shoji, H. Seko, K. Saito, Impact of the assimilation of GPS slant total delay observations on a local heavy rainfall forecast, using JMA Meso-4dvar system, -Impacts on Heavy Rainfall in Japan-, The Second Asia/Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users' Conference
      • Kawabata, T., H. Iwai, Y. Shoji, H. Seko, K. Saito, Assimilation Experiment on a Local Heavy Rainfall Event, 2012 Meeting on the Study of Advanced Data Assimilation and Cloud Resolving Ensemble Technique for Prediction of Local Heavy Rainfall
    • 2010
      • Kawabata, T., T. Kuroda, Y. Shoji, H. Seko, K. Saito, Cloud-resolving 4D-Var with Radar and GPS data, The Third International Workshop on Prevention and Mitigation of Meteorological Disasters in Southeast Asia And Open Symposium on Meteorological Disasters and Adaptable Society in Asia-Pacific
      • Kawabata, T., Y. Shoji, H. Seko, K. Saito, Assimilation experiment on Zoshigaya local heavy rainfall event, First International Workshop on Nonhydrostatic Numerical Models
    • 2009
      • Kawabata, T., Y. Shoji, H. Seko and K. Saito, Cloud resolving 4DVAR experiment of a local heavy rainfall event using GPS slant delay data, The 5th WMO International Symposium on Data Assimilation
      • Kawabata, T., Y. Shoji, H. Seko and K. Saito, Assimilation Experiment of a Local Heavy Rainfall Event with a Cloud-Resolving 4D-Var Assimilation System, International Symposium on Radar and Modeling Studies of the Atmosphere
      • Kawabata, T., T. Kuroda, H. Seko K. Saito, Radar data assimilation using a cloud-resolving 4D-Var, International Symposium on Radar and Modeling Studies of the Atmosphere
      • (*) Kawabata, T., T. Kuroda, H. Seko, K. Saito, Cloud-Resolving Nonhydrostatic 4D-Var Assimilation System (NHM-4DVAR), ISAR-NCU-2009 International School on Atmosphere Radars, Profiling, Modelling and Forecasting
      • (*) Kawabata, T., Y. Shoji, H. Seko and K.Saito, Improvement of the NHM-4DVAR, ISAR-NCU-2009 International School on Atmosphere Radars, Profiling, Modelling and Forecasting
      • (*) Kawabata, T., M. Kunii, N. Kohno, K. Bessho, H. Kamahori, T. Nakazawa, Y. Honda, K. Sawada, Re-forecast of Typhoon Vera - Intensity and storm surge -, ISAR-NCU-2009 International School on Atmosphere Radars, Profiling, Modelling and Forecasting
    • 2008
      • Kawabata, T., T. Kuroda, H. Seko, K. Saito, Development and Result of a Cloud-Resolving Nonhydrostatic 4DVAR Assimilation System (NHM-4DVAR), 6th COPS Workshop
    • 2006
      • Kawabata, T., H. Seko, T. Kuroda, K. Tamiya, K. Saito, T. Tsuyuki, Assimilation Experiment of the Heavy Convective Rainfall Event with a Cloud Resolving Nonhydrostatic 4 Dimensional Variational Data Assimilation System, European Geosciences Union General Assembly
    • 2005
      • Kawabata, T., K. Tamiya, T. Kuroda, K. Saito, T. Tsuyuki, Assimilation experiment for Nerima heavy rainfall using a cloud resolving non-hydro-static 4DVAR assimilation system, Sixth International SRNWP-Workshop on Non-Hydrostatic Modelling
    • 2004
      • Kawabata, T., H. Seko, T. Kuroda, Y. Wakatsuki, Y. Honda, K. Tamiya, K. Aonashi, Y. Shoji, K. Saito, T. Tsuyuki, Development of a cloud resolving 4DVAR data assimilation system based on the JMA non-hydrostatic model. Fourth International Asia-Pacific Environmental Remote Sensing Symposium 2004: Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, ocean, Environment, and Space.


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