Nobuo Sugimoto 杉本 伸夫

Nobuo Sugimoto is currently a fellow at the Center for Environmental Measurement and Analysis of the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) of Japan. He received his BE and ME from Osaka University in 1976 and 1978, respectively. He received D.Sci. degree in laser spectroscopy from the University of Tokyo in 1985.. Since he joined NIES 1979, he has conducted numerous research projects concerning active remote sensing of the atmosphere. He was the leader of the science team for the Retroreflector in Space (RIS) experiment in the ADEOS program (1996) (the first earth-satellite-earth laser long-path absorption experiment for measuring atmospheric trace species). Also, he was the leader of the team for data uitilization study for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA, former NASDA) Experimental Lidar In Space Equipment (ELISE). (The ELISE program was unfortunately canceled due to a reschedule after the launch failure of H2 rocket in November 1999). He is currently a member of Joint Mission Advisory Group for the Earth Clouds, Aerosols and Radiation Explore (EarthCARE) Satellite that is developed by European Space Agency and JAXA. He has also organized an international observation network in East Asia with ground-based lidars (AD-Net) to study effects of Asian dust and anthropogenic aerosols on the climate and the environment. He served for the International Committee on Laser Atmospheric Studies (ICLAS) from 2004 to 2010. He is currently a member of the Aerosol Scientific Advisory Group of World Meteorological Organization - Global Atmosphere Watch Program.

独立行政法人国立環境研究所、環境計測研究センター、フェロー。岡山市出身。岡山操山高校卒。大阪大学基礎工学部物性物理工学科卒、同大学院修士終了。 1979年に国立環境研究所(当時国立公害研)に入所。 1985年にNO2のレーザー分光の研究で理学博士(東京大学)を取得。 国立環境研に入所以来、ライダー(レーザーレーダー)やレーザー長光路吸収法などの大気の遠隔計測手法の研究を行っている。1996年に打ち上げられたADEOS衛星(「みどり」)搭載RISによる地上衛星間レーザー長光路吸収実験のサイエンスチームリーダーや、衛星搭載ライダー(ELISE)のためのデータ利用手法研究の課題代表をつとめた。現在は、主に、地上ライダーや研究船搭載ライダーによる観測研究に取り組んでいる。地上ライダー観測では、東アジア(日、中、韓、モンゴル、タイ)の約20地点から構成される観測ネットワーク(AD-Net)を構築し、エアロゾルの放射特性や環境影響に関する研究を行っている。

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