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Kaoru Ichikawa Last modified date:2023.02.26

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

1. ed. Nurul Hazrina Idris and Stefano Vignudelli,Kaoru Ichikawa, XiFeng Wang, Hiroshi Tamura, Dongni Wei, and others, Coastal Altimetry: Case studies from Asian shelf seas, Elsevier, 2023.03.
2. Martin Gade, Vittolio Barale, Kaoru Ichikawa, et al., Remote sensing of the Asian Seas, Springer International Publishing, 10.1007/978-3-319-94067-0_11, 2018.01, A wide variety of marginal basins, ranging from polar to equatorial regions, and a few sizeable enclosed basins, can all be included among the Asian Seas. The Arctic Ocean shelf seas off
Siberia; the sheltered basins along the Pacific Ocean’s western rim; the coastal seas of the northernmost Indian Ocean, including the semi-enclosed Red Sea and Persian Gulf; the
Caspian Sea, the remnants of the Aral Sea and a score of brackish or freshwater lakes, such as Lake Balkhash and Lake Baykal; all exhibit a multiplicity of environmental features and
processes. Understanding the peculiarities of such a large and varied collection of marine and coastal types requires integrated observation systems, among which orbital remote sensing
must play an essential role. This volume reviews the current potential of Earth Observations in assessing the many Asian seascapes, using both passive and active techniques in diverse
spectral regions, such as measuring reflected visible and near-infrared sunlight and surface emissions in the thermal infrared and microwave range, or surface reflection of transmitted
radar pulses in the microwave range. An in-depth evaluation of the available spectral regions and observation techniques, as well as of novel multi-technique methods, ensures that suitable
tools are indeed accessible for exploring and managing the wealth of resources that the Asian Seas have to offer..
3. Interdis.Grad Sch Engg Sci, Kyushu Univ., Dept. Earth Sys Sci. Tech., Dept. Earth System Sci. and Tech., Kyushu Kyushu, Fukuoka, Japan, Fluid Dynamics for Global Environmental Studies, Springer Japan, 10.1007/978-4-431-56499-7, 2017.10, [URL], This book introduces the basic concepts of environmental fluid dynamics. It is intended for use by students, researchers, engineers, and specialists working not only in general fluid research but also in the atmospheric and oceanic research fields. The Earth is covered by atmosphere and oceans and is exposed to solar wind. Therefore, the knowledge of fluid dynamics is essential for tackling its environmental issues. Although many textbooks have treated fluid dynamics, practically no book has been published that clearly describes all essential ideas, from the fundamentals of fluid dynamics to advanced environmental sciences, with careful sequential explanations of the governing mathematics. This book has been developed to solve these educational problems and has actually been in use in lectures in the graduate school of Kyushu University for more than 15 years..