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Kaori Sato Last modified date:2017.09.27

Assistant Professor / Department of Earth System Science and Technology Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences
Division of Earth Environment Dynamics
Research Institute for Applied Mechanics


Graduate School


Academic Degree
Doctor of Science
Field of Specialization
Atmospheric physics・Satellite Remote Sensing
Outline Activities
Algorithm development for global cloud microphysics and radiative property retrievals based on space-borne Cloud Profiling Doppler Radar and (High Spectral Resolution) Lidar measurements.
Research
Research Interests
  • Characterization of Ze and LDR of non-spherical and inhomogeneous ice particles for 95-GHz cloud radar
    keyword : non-sphericity, in-homogeniety
    2004.04~2011.04.
  • Development of microphysics and in-cloud air motion retrieval algorithms using millimeter-wavelength Doppler radar/global analysis of cloud microphysics
    keyword : millimeter-wavelength Doppler radar, Vertical velocity
    2006.04~2017.04.
  • influence of multiple scattering processes on active remote sensing
    keyword : multiple scattering, nonsphericity
    2011.03~2017.03.
  • Development of microphysics retrieval methods by active sensors for mixed-phase conditions
    keyword : mixed phase
    2014.03~2017.04.
Current and Past Project
  • Development of level 2 algorithms for CPR, CPR-ATLID and CPR-ATLID-MSI
Academic Activities
Papers
1. M. Kikuchi, Okamoto H., Sato.K, Y. Hagihara, K. Suzuki, N. Takahashi, G. Cesana, T. Hayasaka, R. Oki, Development of Algorithm for Discriminating Hydrometeor Particle Types with a Synergistic Use of CloudSat and CALIPSO,, Journal of Geophysical Research, in press, 2017.09.
2. Okamoto H., K. Sato, Development of a multiple-field-of-view multiple-scattering polarization lidar: comparison with cloud radar, OPTICS EXPRESS, 24, 26, 30053-30067, 2016.12.
3. Illingworth, A., H. Barker, H.Chepfer, J. Delanoe, C. Domenech, D. Donovan, R. Hogan, A. Huenerbein, P. Kollias, T. Nakajima, T. Nakajima, T. Nishizawa, Y. Ohno, H. Okamoto, K. Sato, M. Satoh, U. Wandinger, T. Wehr, G. Zadelhoff, THE EARTHCARE SATELLITE: THE NEXT STEP FORWARD IN GLOBAL MEASUREMENTS OF CLOUDS, AEROSOLS, PRECIPITATION AND RADIATION, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 2015.09.
4. K. Sato, H. Okamoto, H. Ishimoto, Modeling lidar multiple scattering, 27th International Laser Radar Conference, in press, 2015.09.
5. Ishimoto H., K. Okamoto, H. Okamoto, K. Sato, 1D-Var retrieval of middle to upper tropospheric humidity using AIRS radiance data, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2014.05.
6. Sato Kaori, Okamoto Hajime, Detection and analyses of hydrometeor properties from EarthCARE data , Current Problems in Atmospheric Radiation (IRS2012), International Radiation Symposium, Vol.1531,AIP Conf. Proc., 2013.05.
7. Sato, K., H., Okamoto, NUMERICAL AND THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF HYDROMETEOR PROPERTIES OBSERVED BY SPACEBORNE LIDAR AND RADAR, Reviewed and Revised Papers, 26th International Laser Radar Conference, 2012.05.
8. Sato Kaori, Refinement of global ice microphysics using spaceborne active sensors, J. Geophys. Res., VOL. 116, D20202, 2011.10.
9. Sato Kaori, Okamoto Hajime, Takemura Toshihiko, Hiroshi Kumagai, Nobuo Sugimoto, Characterization of ice cloud properties obtained by shipborne radar/lidar over the tropical western Pacific Ocean for evaluation of an atmospheric general circulation model, J. Geophys. Res.,, 115, D15203, 2010.08.
10. Sato Kaori, Okamoto Hajime, Masayuki Yamamoto, Shoichiro Fukao, Hiroshi Kumagai, Yuichi Ohno, Hiroaki Horie, Makoto Abo, 95-GHz Doppler radar and lidar synergy for simultaneous ice microphysics and in-cloud vertical air motion retrieval, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D03203, 2009.02.
11. Sato Kaori, Okamoto Hajime, Characterization of Ze and LDR of nonspherical and inhomogeneous ice particles for 95-GHz cloud radar: Its implication to microphysical retrievals, J. Geophys. Res., 111,D22213, 2006.11.
12. Okamoto Hajime, Sato Kaori, 萩原 雄一朗, Global analysis of ice microphysics from CloudSat and CALIPSO: Incorporation of specular reflection in lidar signals, J. Geophys. Res.,, 115, D22209, 2010.11.
13. Okamoto Hajime, Tomoaki Nishiawa, Takemura Toshihiko, Sato Kaori, Hiroshi Kumagai, Yuichi Ohno, Nobuo Sugimoto, Atsushi Shimizu, Ichiro Matsui, Teruyuki Nakajima, Vertical cloud properties in the tropical western Pacific Ocean: Validation of the CCSR/NIES/FRCGC GCM by shipborne radar and lidar, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D24213, 2008.12.
14. Masayuki K. Yamamoto, Yuichi Ohno, Hiroaki Horie, Noriyuki Nishi, Okamoto Hajime, Sato Kaori, Hiroshi Kumagai, Mamoru Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Hashiguchi, Shuichi Mori, Noriko O. Hashiguchi, Hajime Nagata, Shoichiro Fukao, Observation of particle fall velocity in cirriform cloud by VHF and millimeter-wave Doppler radars, J. Geophys. Res, 113,D12210, 2008.06.
15. Andrew J. Heymsfield, Alain Protat, Dominique Bouniol, Richard T. Austin, Robin J. Hogan, Julien Delanoë, Okamoto Hajime, Sato Kaori, Gerd-Jan van Zadelhoff, David P. Donovan, Zhien Wang, Testing IWC retrieval methods using radar and ancillary measurements with in situ data, J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatology, 47, 1, 135-163, 2008.01.
Presentations
1. Sato Kaori, Okamoto, Hajime, INFORMATION CONTENT IN CLOUD PHYSICAL PROPERTIES DERIVED FROM SATELLITE ACTIVE REMOTE SENSORS, 2016.04.20.
2. Sato Kaori, Okamoto, Hajime, Space-borne active sensor cloud retrievals and evaluation by ground-based MFMSPL measurements, AGU fall meeting, 2015.12.14.
3. Sato Kaori, Okamoto Hajime, Hiroshi Ishimoto, Modeling lidar multiple scattering, The 27th International Laser Radar Conference, 2015.07.09.
4. Sato Kaori, Okamoto Hajime, Hiroshi Ishimoto, Satellite remote sensing of vertically resolved cloud microphysics and water vapor, 26th IUGG General Assembly, 2015.06.22.
5. K. Sato, Updated treatment for warm cloud microphysics: Its foundation and application, AOGS 11th Annual Meeting , 2014.07.28.
6. K. Sato, H. Okamoto, H. Ishimoto, Assessing global microphysics of warm cloud and light precipitation from active sensors, AGU fall meeting, 2014.12.15.
7. K. Sato, EarthCARE L2 algorithm development for cloud microphysics, EarthCARE Workshop 2014, 2014.09.17.
8. K. Sato, Retrieval performance of arctic cloud microphysics from Spaceborne active sensors, GRENE-AWI WS on Atmosphere Research 2014, 2014.10.15.
9. Kaori Sato, Hajime Okamoto, Investigation of clouds, precipitation and aerosol processes at high latitudes, Davos Atmosphere and Cryosphere Assembly DACA-13, 2013.07.08.
10. Sato Kaori, Okamoto Hajime, Detectability of ice and precipitation from active sensors at optically thick region, AGU Fall meeting 2012, 2012.12.05.
11. Sato Kaori, Okamoto Hajime, Detection and analyses of hydrometeor properties from EarthCARE data, International Radiation Symposium 2012, 2012.08.07.
12. Sato Kaori, Okamoto Hajime, NUMERICAL AND THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF HYDROMETEOR PROPERTIES OBSERVED BY SPACEBORNE LIDAR AND RADAR, 26th International Laser Radar Conference, 2012.06.28.
13. Sato Kaori, EarthCARE level 2 algorithms for CPR, ATLID; Development and Issues, CloudSat、CALIPSO、EarthCARE Joint Workshop, 2012.06.21.
Membership in Academic Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Meteorological Society of Japan
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