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Position:       Associate Professor
Degree:        Ph.D
Laboratory:  Environmental System, Engineering for Assessing the Sustainable Environment
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Analysis of Atmospheric Environment by using Numerical Simulation Models

Numerical modeling systems that represent physical/chemical processes in the atmosphere enable us to analyze meteorological phenomena such as the urban heat island effect and heavy rainfall, and air quality issues such as fine particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution and photochemical oxidant pollution. The following figures present examples of numerical simulations, with the figure on the left showing the wind and rainfall distributions associated with a tropical cyclone simulated by a meteorology model and the one on the right showing the long-range transport of PM2.5 from the Asian continent to Japan as simulated by an air quality model. Numerical models enable us to better understand the current situation, as well as the environmental variations, and to design effective environmental strategies for the future.




  1. Nguyen G.T.H., Shimadera H., Sekiguchi A., Matsuo T., Kondo A., Investigation of aerosol direct effects on meteorology and air quality in East Asia by using an online coupled modeling system, Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 207, pp. 182-196, 2019, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.03.017
  2. Shimadera H., Hayami H., Chatani S., Morikawa T., Morino Y., Mori Y., Yamaji K., Nakatsuka S., Ohara T., Urban Air Quality Model Inter-Comparison Study (UMICS) for Improvement of PM2.5 Simulation in Greater Tokyo Area of Japan, Asian Journal of Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 12 (2), pp. 139-152, 2018, DOI: 10.5572/ajae.2018.12.2.139
  3. Sekiguchi A., Shimadera H., Kondo A., Impact of Aerosol Direct Effect on Wintertime PM2.5 Simulated by an Online Coupled Meteorology-Air Quality Model over East Asia, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Vol. 18 (4), pp. 1068-1079, 2018, DOI: 10.4209/aaqr.2016.06.0282
  4. Minamiguchi Y., Shimadera H., Matsuo T., Kondo A., Numerical Simulation of Heavy Rainfall in August 2014 over Japan and Analysis of Its Sensitivity to Sea Surface Temperature, Atmosphere, Vol. 9 (3), 84, 2018, DOI: 10.3390/atmos9030084
  5. Shimadera H., Kojima T., Kondo A., Evaluation of Air Quality Model Performance for Simulating Long-range Transport and Local Pollution of PM2.5 in Japan, Advances in Meteorology, Vol. 2016, 5694251, 2016, DOI: 10.1155/2016/5694251