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Yukari Hara Last modified date:2018.06.14

Graduate School

Academic Degree
Doctor of Science
Field of Specialization
Environmental meteorology, Chemical transport modeling
Outline Activities
Research of 3-dimensional aerosol transport structure in East Asia based on regional numerical models.
Research Interests
  • Verification of an algorithm to retrieve four aerosol components using multi-wavelength Mie-Raman lidar and the analysis of the optical properties and aerosol components at Fukuoka, Okinawa, and Toyama.
    keyword : multi-wavelength Mie-Raman lidar, Mixing state of aerosols, Scattering Aerosol, Black Carbon, Mineral Dust, Sea Salt,
  • Development of regional online coupled meteorology and chemistry model and the analysis of feedback effects between ozone and PM2.5
    keyword : online coupled meteorology - chemistry model
  • Integrated analysis of aerosols in Eastern Asia based on regional chemical transport model and optical observation
    keyword : Numerical model
  • Long-term Variation of Asian Dust and Related Climate Factors
    keyword : Asian Dust, Long-term variation, Regional numerical model
Current and Past Project
  • We will observe atmospheric aerosols from the main air pollutant sources in Asia using a newly developed multi-wavelength Lidar system located in three sites in Japan. This new Lidar system is designed to retrieve the composition of aerosols including black carbon, air pollutants, mineral dust and sea salt based on the measurement of the aerosol extinction coefficient, backscatter coefficient and depolarization ratio. We are planning to make multi-year continuous Lidar observations. These observations will generate a 5-D aerosol distribution database used to develop a new data assimilation model. Based on this integrated analysis, it will be possible to provide a detailed aerosol re-analysis field covering all of Asia.
Academic Activities
1. Yukari Hara ,Tomoaki Nishizawa , Nobuo Sugimoto , Kazuo Osada , Keiya Yumimoto , Itsushi Uno , Rei Kudo , Hiroshi Ishimoto, Retrieval of aerosol components using Multi-Wavelength Mie-Raman Lidar and comparison with ground aerosol sampling, Remote Sensing,, 2018.06.
2. PAN XIAOLE, 鵜野 伊津志, 原 由香里, 栗林 正俊, 小林 拓, 杉本伸夫, 山本重一, 下原 孝章, Observation of the simultaneous transport of Asian mineral dust aerosols with anthropogenic pollutants using a POPC during a long-lasting dust event in late spring 2014, GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 10.1002/2014GL062491, 2015.03.
3. 鵜野 伊津志, 杉本伸夫, 清水厚, 弓本桂也, 原 由香里, Zifa Wang, Record heavy PM2.5 air pollution over China in January 2013: Vertical and Horizontal Dimensions, Scientific Online Letters on the Atmosphere,, 10, 136-140, 2014.09.
4. Nobuo Sugimoto, Hara Yukari, Atsushi Shimizu, Tomoaki Nishizawa, Ichiro Matsui, Masataka Nishikawa, Analysis of Dust Events in 2008 and 2009 Using the Lidar Network, Surface
Observations and the CFORS Model, Asia-Pacific J. Atmos. Sci., 49, 2013.01.
5. Yumimoto, K.,I. Uno,N. Sugimoto,A. Shimizu, Y. Hara and T. Takemura, Size-resolved adjoint inversion of Asian dust, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2012GL053890, 39, 2012.12.
6. Hara, Y., I. Uno, A. Shimizu, N. Sugimoto, I. Matsui, K. Yumimoto, J. Kurokawa, T. Ohara, and Z. Liu, Seasonal characteristics of spherical aerosol distribution in eastern Asia: Integrated analysis using ground/space-based lidars and a chemical transport model, Scientific online letters on the atmosphere, 7, 121-124, 2011.08.
7. Uno, I., K. Eguchi, K. Yumimoto, Z. Liu, Y. Hara, N. Sugimoto, A. Shimizu, and T. Takemura, Large Asia dust layers continuously reached North America in April 2010, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 7333-7341, 2011.02.
8. Sugimoto, N., Y. Hara, A. Shimizu, K. Yumimoto, I. Uno, and M. Nishikawa, Comparison of Surface Observation and a Regional Dust Transport Model Assimilated with Lidar Network Data in Asian Dust Event of March 29 to April 2, Scientific online letters on the atmosphere, 7A, 13-16, 2011.01.
9. Sugimoto, N., Y. Hara, K. Yumimoto, I. Uno, M. Nishikawa, and J. Dulam, Dust Emission Estimated with an Assimilated Dust Transport Model Using Lidar Network Data and Vegetation Growth in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, Scientific online letters on the atmosphere, 6, 125-128, 2010.07.
10. Uno, I., K. Eguchi, K. Yumimoto, T. Takemura, A. Shimizu, M. Uematsu, Z. Liu, Z. Wang, Y. Hara, N. Sugimoto, Asian dust transported one full circuit around the globe, Nature geoscience, doi:10.1038/NGEO583, 2009.07.
11. Hara, Y., K. Yumimoto, I. Uno, A. Shimizu, N. Sugimoto, Z. Liu, D. M. Winker, Asian dust outflow in the PBL and free atmosphere retrieved by NASA CALIPSO and an assimilated dust transport model, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 9, 1227-1239, 2009.02.
12. Hara, Y., I. Uno, K. Yumimoto, M. Tanaka, A. Shimizu, N. Sugimoto, Z. Liu, Summertime Taklimakan Dust Structure, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2008GL035630, 35, L23801, 2008.12.
13. Nobuo Sugimoto, Ichiro Matsui, Atsushi Shimizu, Tomoaki Nishizawa, 原 由香里, Chenbo Xie, 鵜野 伊津志, Keiya Yumimoto, Zifa Wang, Soon-Chang Yoon, Lidar network observations of Tropospheric Aerosols, Proc. SPIE 7153, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IX, doi:10.1117/12.806540, 2008.12.
14. Hara, Y., A. Shimizu, N. Sugimoto, K. Yumimoto, I. Uno, 3D transport structure of Asian dust retrieved by NASA CALIOP and a dust transport model assimilated with the NIES LIDAR network, Reviewed and revised paper presented at the 24th International Laser Radar Conference, 762-765, 2008.06.
15. I.Uno, K. Yumimoto, A. Shimizu, Y. Hara, N. Sugimoto, Z. Wang, Z. Liu, D. M. Winker, 3D structure of Asian dust transport revealed by CALIPSO lidar and a 4DVAR dust model, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2007GL032329, 35, L06803, 2008.03.
16. I.Uno, M. Uematsu, Y. Hara, Y. J. He, T. Ohara, A. Mori, T. Kamaya, K. Murano, Y. Sadanaga, H. Bandow, Numerical study of the atmospheric input of anthropogenic total nitrate to the marginal seas in the western North Pacific region, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2007GL030338, 34, L17817, 2007.06.
17. I. Uno, Z. Wang, M. Chiba, Y.S. Chun, S.L. Gong, Y. Hara, E. Jung, S.S. Lee, M. Liu, M. Mikami, S. Music, S. Nickovic, S. Satake, Y. Shao, Z. Song, N. Sugimoto, T. Tanaka, and D. Westphal , DUST MODEL INTERCOMPARISON (DMIP) STUDY OVER ASIA – Overview, Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2005JD006575, 111, D12213, 2006.06.
18. Hara, Y., I. Uno and Z. Wang, Long-term Variation of Asian Dust and Related Climate Factors, Atmospheric Environment, 40, 6730-6740, 2006.05.
19. M. Mikami, G.Y. Shi, I. Uno, S. Yabuki, Y. Iwasaka, M. Yasui, T. Aoki, T.Y. Tanaka, Y. Kurosaki, K. Masuda, A. Uchiyama, A. Matsuki, T. Sakai, T. Takemi, M. Nakawo, N. Seino, M. Ishizuka, S. Satake, K. Fujita, Y. Hara, K. Kai, S. Kanayama, M. Hayashi, M. Du, Y. Kanai, Y. Yamada, X.Y. Zhang, Z. Shen, H. Zhou, O. Abe, T. Nagai, Y. Tsutsumi, M. Chiba, J. Suzuki, Aeolian dust experiment on climate impact: An overview of Japan-China joint project ADEC, Global and Planetary Change, 52, 142-172, 2006.05.
20. Uno, I., K. Harada, S. Satake, Y. Hara, and Z. Wang, Meteorological characteristics and dust distribution of the Tarim Basin simulated by the nesting RAMS/CFORS dust model, Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 10.2151/jmsj.83A.219, 83A, 219-239, 2005.02.
1. 原 由香里, The physical and chemical characteristics of long-lasting trans-boundary mixed pollutants over East Asia, AGU 2014Fall meeting, 2014.12.
2. 原 由香里, Long Lasting Yellow Sand Episode observed over East Asia during May-June 2014, Sino-Japan Workshop on Air Quality Simulation over East Asia, 2014.08.
4. Hara Yukari, Deposition analysis based on 4D-VAR dust model and DRy And wEt deposition MOnitoring Network (DRAEMON), The 5th meeting of working group I for joint research on DSS, 2012.11.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japan Society Atmospheric Environment
  • Meteorological society of Japan