Taichu Y. Tanaka

Job titleHead
SectionThe fourth lab./Atmospheric Environment and Applied Meteorology Research Department
ExpertiseMeteorology, Atmospheric Chemistry; Numerical modeling of global atmospheric composition (especially, atmospheric aerosols)
DegreePh. D.
Awards & Committee membership Awards
  • Director Award of Meteorological Research Institute, as a team member for selecting the next generation supercomputing system in MRI
  • Director Award of Meteorological Research Institute, for developing the global aerosol forecast model MASINGAR mk-2.
  • Director Award of Meteorological Research Institute, as a research team member for developing the Earth System Model of the Meteorological Research Institute version 1.
Committee Membership
Publications Journal articles
  • Yumimoto, K., Tanaka, T. Y., Yoshida, M., Kikuchi, M., Nagao, T. M., Murakami, H., and Maki, T., 2018: Assimilation and Forecasting Experiment for Heavy Siberian Wildfire Smoke in May 2016 with Himawari-8 Aerosol Optical Thickness, J. Meteorol. Soc. Jpn., advpub, doi:10.2151/jmsj.2018-035.
  • Okamoto, K., Ishibashi, T., Ishii, S., Baron, P., Gamo, K., Tanaka, T. Y., Yamashita, K., and Kubota, T., 2018: Feasibility Study for Future Space-Borne Coherent Doppler Wind Lidar, Part 3: Impact Assessment Using Sensitivity Observing System Simulation Experiments, J. Meteorol. Soc. Jpn., 96, 179-199, doi:10.2151/jmsj.2018-024.
  • Tanaka, T. Y. and Ogi, A., 2018: On the upgrade of the JMA's global aeolian dust forecasting model. Sokko Jiho, 84, 109 - 128. PDF (in Japanese)
  • Baron, P., Ishii, S., Okamoto, K., Gamo, K., Mizutani, K., Takahashi, C., Itabe, T., Iwasaki, T., Kubota, T., Maki, T., Oki, R., Ochiai, S., Sakaizawa, D., Satoh, M., Satoh, Y., Tanaka, T. Y., and Yasui, M., 2017: Feasibility Study for Future Spaceborne Coherent Doppler Wind Lidar, Part 2: Measurement Simulation Algorithms and Retrieval Error Characterization, J. Meteorol. Soc. Jpn., 95, 319-342, doi:10.2151/jmsj.2017-018.
  • Ishii, S., Baron, P., Aoki, M., Mizutani, K., Yasui, M., Ochiai, S., Sato, A., Satoh, Y., Kubota, T., Sakaizawa, D., Oki, R., Okamoto, K., Ishibashi, T., Tanaka, T. Y., Sekiyama, T. T., Maki, T., Yamashita, K., Nishizawa, T., Satoh, M., and Iwasaki, T., 2017: Feasibility Study for Future Space-Borne Coherent Doppler Wind Lidar, Part 1: Instrumental Overview for Global Wind Profile Observation, J. Meteorol. Soc. Jpn., 95, 301-317, doi:10.2151/jmsj.2017-017.
  • Yumimoto, K., Tanaka, T. Y., Oshima, N., and Maki, T., 2017: JRAero: the Japanese Reanalysis for Aerosol v1.0, Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3225-3253, doi:10.5194/gmd-10-3225-2017.
  • Morgenstern, O., Hegglin, M. I., Rozanov, E., O'Connor, F. M., Abraham, N. L., Akiyoshi, H., Archibald, A. T., Bekki, S., Butchart, N., Chipperfield, M. P., Deushi, M., Dhomse, S. S., Garcia, R. R., Hardiman, S. C., Horowitz, L. W., Jöckel, P., Josse, B., Kinnison, D., Lin, M., Mancini, E., Manyin, M. E., Marchand, M., Marécal, V., Michou, M., Oman, L. D., Pitari, G., Plummer, D. A., Revell, L. E., Saint-Martin, D., Schofield, R., Stenke, A., Stone, K., Sudo, K., Tanaka, T. Y., Tilmes, S., Yamashita, Y., Yoshida, K., and Zeng, G., 2017: Review of the global models used within phase 1 of the Chemistry–Climate Model Initiative (CCMI), Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 639-671, doi:10.5194/gmd-10-639-2017.
  • M. Ishizuka, M. Mikami, T. Y. Tanaka, Y. Igarashi, K. Kita, Y. Yamada, N. Yoshida, S. Toyoda, Y. Satou, T. Kinase, K. Ninomiya, A. Shinohara, 2017: Use of a size-resolved 1-D resuspension scheme to evaluate resuspended radioactive material associated with mineral dust particles from the ground surface. Journal of environmental radioactivity, 166, 436-448, doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.12.023
  • O. Uchino, T. Sakai, T. Izumi, T. Nagai, I. Morino, A. Yamazaki, M. Deushi, K. Yumimoto, T. Maki, T.Y. Tanaka, T. Akaho, H. Okumura, K. Arai, T. Nakatsuru, T. Matsunaga, T. Yokota, 2017: Lidar detection of high concentrations of ozone and aerosol transported from Northeast Asia over Saga, Japan. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17, 1865-1879, doi:10.5194/acp-17-1865-2017
  • K. Yumimoto, T. M. Nagao, M. Kikuchi, T. T. Sekiyama, H. Murakami, T. Y. Tanaka, A. Ogi, H. Irie, P. Khatri, H. Okumura, K. Arai, I. Morino, O. Uchino, and T. Maki, 2016: Aerosol data assimilation using data from Himawari-8, a next-generation geostationary meteorological satellite, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 5886-5894, doi:10.1002/2016GL069298.
  • T. T. Sekiyama, K. Yumimoto, T. Y. Tanaka, T. Nagao, M. Kikuchi, H. Murakami, 2016: Data Assimilation of Himawari-8 Aerosol Observations: Asian Dust Forecast in June 2015, SOLA, 12, 86-90, doi:10.2151/sola.2016-020
  • S. Ishii, K. Okamoto, P. Baron, T. Kubota, Y. Satoh, D. Sakaizawa, T. Ishibashi, T. Y. Tanaka, K. Yamashita, S. Ochiai, K. Gamo, M. Yasui, R. Oki, M. Satoh, T. Iwasaki, 2016: Measurement Performance Assessment of Future Space-Borne Doppler Wind Lidar for Numerical Weather Prediction, SOLA, 12, 55-59, doi:10.2151/sola.2016-012
  • K. Yumimoto, H. Murakami, T. Y. Tanaka, T. T. Sekiyama, A. Ogi, T. Maki, 2016: Forecasting of Asian dust storm that occurred on May 10–13, 2011, using an ensemble-based data assimilation system. Particuology, 28, 121-130, doi:10.1016/j.partic.2015.09.001
  • M. Kajino, T. Y. Tanaka, 2016: Atmospheric Behavior and Environmental Impact of Volcanic Ejecta: Sulfur. Journal of Japan Society for Atmospheric Environment / Taiki Kankyo Gakkaishi, 51(1), A1-A9, doi:10.11298/taiki.51.A1 (in Japanese)
  • M. Aoyama, M. Kajino, T. Y. Tanaka, T. T. Sekiyama, D. Tsumune, T. Tsubono, Y. Hamajima, Y. Inomata, T. Gamo, 2016: 134Cs and 137Cs in the North Pacific Ocean derived from the March 2011 TEPCO Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident, Japan. Part two: estimation of 134Cs and 137Cs inventories in the North Pacific Ocean. Journal of Oceanography, 72(1), 67-76, doi:10.1007/s10872-015-0332-2
  • W. R. Sessions, J. S. Reid, A. Benedetti, P. R. Colarco, A. da Silva, S. Lu, T. Sekiyama, T. Y. Tanaka, J. M. Baldasano, S. Basart, M. E. Brooks, T. F. Eck, M. Iredell, J. A. Hansen, O. C. Jorba, H.-M. H. Juang, P. Lynch, J.-J. Morcrette, S. Moorthi, J. Mulcahy, Y. Pradhan, M. Razinger, C. B. Sampson, J. Wang, D. L. Westphal, 2015: Development towards a global operational aerosol consensus: Basic climatological characteristics of the International Cooperative for Aerosol Prediction Multi-Model Ensemble (ICAP-MME). Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15(1):335-362. doi:10.5194/acp-15-335-2015
  • J.-Y. Kang, T. Y. Tanaka, M. Mikami, 2014: Effect of dead leaves on early spring dust emission in East Asia. Atmospheric Environment, 86, 35–46. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.12.007
  • K. Osada, S. Ura, M. Kagawa, M. Mikami, T. Y. Tanaka, S. Matoba, K. Aoki, M. Shinoda, Y. Kurosaki, M. Hayashi, A. Shimizu, M. Uematsu, 2014: Wet and dry deposition of mineral dust particles in Japan: Factors related to temporal variation and spatial distribution. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14, 1107-1121. doi:10.5194/acp-14-1107-2014
Book Chapters
  • A. Benedetti, J. M. Baldasano, S. Basart, F. Benincasa, O. Boucher, M. E. Brooks, J.-P. Chen, P. R. Colarco, S. Gong, N. Huneeus, L. Jones, S. Lu, L. Menut, J.-J. Morcrette, J. Mulcahy, S. Nickovic, C. Pérez García-Pando, J. S. Reid, T. T. Sekiyama, T. Y. Tanaka, E. Terradellas, D. L. Westphal, X.-Y. Shang, C.-H. Zhou, 2014: Operational Dust Prediction. Mineral Dust: A key player in the Earth system, Springer, edited by P. Knippertz, J.-B. W. Stuut, chapter 10: pages 509, doi:10.1007/978-94-017-8978-3_10
  • T. Y. Tanaka, T. Takemura, and M. Aoyama, 2014: Global transport of radionuclides. Environmental Pollution by Nuclear Power Plant – The accident of Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant from the aspect of the Earth science –, Tokyo University Press, edited by T. Nakajima, T. Ohara, M. Uematsu, Y. Onda, chapter 4: pages 312, ISBN978-4-13-060312-6 (in Japanese)
For other publications, please see Google scholar citations, ResearchGate, or Researchmap.jp.
  • Research on innovation in observation, diagnosis and prediction for global environmental monitoring
  • Research on climate and environmental change with advanced climate modeling
  • MOE, The Environment Research and Technology Development Fund (S-12) "Evaluation of SLCP Environmental Impact and Promotion of Climate Change Countermeasures through Seeking the Optimal Pathway" (Co-Investigator)
  • NRA Japanese Radioactivity Survey fund, "Monitoring and numerical analysis of artificial radionuclide in the background atmosphere." (Co-Investigator)
  • JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) "Study of darkening Greenland ice sheet and its influence to the abrupt surface melting" (Co-Investigator)
  • Social and scientific priority issues to be tackled using Post ‘K’ Computers, "Advancing meteorological and global environmental predictions using observational ‘Big Data.’"
  • JAXA Earth Observation Research Announcement "Development of the near-real-time aerosol prediction system using data assimilation by geostationary meteorological satellite Himawari 8 Aerosol product" (PI)
  • Tottori University Arid Land Research Center Joint research program "Numerical model study for improving the estimation of the aeolian dust emission in the Gobi Desert"(Co-Investigator)
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