Papers (2016~)


Wang, Z., Uno, I., Yumimoto, K., Itahashi, S., Chen, X., Yang, W. and Wang, Z.: Impacts of COVID-19 lockdown, Spring Festival and meteorology on the NO2 variations in early 2020 over China based on in-situ observations, satellite retrievals and model simulations, Atmos. Environ., 244, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2020.117972, 2021.

Yoshida, M., Yumimoto, K., Nagao, T. M., Tanaka, T. Y., Kikuchi, M., and Murakami, H.: Satellite retrieval of aerosol combined with assimilated forecast, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1797–1813,, 2021.


Wang, Z., Uno, I., Osada, K., Itahashi, S., Yumimoto, K., Chen, X., Yang, W., and Wang, Z.: Spatio-temporal variations of atmospheric NH3 over East Asia by comparison of chemical transport model results, satellite retrievals and surface observations. Atmosphere, 11(9), [900]., 2020.

Uno, I., Wang, Z., Itahashi, S., Yumimoto, K., Yamamura, Y., Yoshino, A., Takami, A., Hayasaki, M., and Kim, B. G.: Paradigm shift in aerosol chemical composition over regions downwind of China. Scientific reports, 10(1), [6450]., 2020.

Miyazaki, K., Bowman, W. K., Yumimoto, K., Walker, T., and Sudo, K.: Evaluation of a multi-model, multi-constituent assimilation framework for tropospheric chemical reanalysis. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20(2), 931-967. [9312020]., 2020.

Nakajima, T., Ohara, T., Masui, T., Takemura, T., Yoshimura, K., Goto, D., Hanaoka, T., Itahashi, S., Kurata, G., Kurokawa, J., Maki, T., Masutomi, Y., Nakata, M., Nitta, T., Seposo, X., Sudo, K., Suzuki, C., Suzuki, K., Tsuruta, H., Ueda, K., Watanabe, S., Yu, Y., Yumimoto, K. and Zhao, S.: A development of reduction scenarios of the short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) for mitigating global warming and environmental problems, Prog. Earth Planet. Sci., 7(1), 33, doi:10.1186/s40645-020-00351-1, 2020.


Wang, Z., Uno, I., Yumimoto, K., Pan, X., Chen, X., Li, J., Wang, Z., Shimizu, A., and Sugimoto, N.: Dust Heterogeneous Reactions during Long-Range Transport of a Severe Dust Storm in May 2017 over East Asia, Atmosphere, 10(11), 680, doi:10.3390/atmos10110680, 2019.

Itahashi, S., Yumimoto, K., Kurokawa, J, Morino, Y., Nagashima, T., Miyazaki, K., Maki, T., and Ohara, T.: Inverse estimation of NOx emissions over China and India 2005–2016: contrasting recent trends and future perspectives, Environ. Res. Lett., accepted

Yumimoto, K., Kajino, M., Tanaka, T. Y. and Uno, I.: Dust Vortex in the Taklimakan Desert by Himawari-8 High Frequency and Resolution Observation, Sci. Rep., 9(1), 1209, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37861-4, 2019.

Xian, P., Reid, J. S., Hyer, E. J., Sampson, C. R., Rubin, J. I., Ades, M., Asencio, N., Basart, S., Benedetti, A., Bhattacharjee, P., Brooks, M. E., Colarco, P. R., Da Silva, A., Eck, T. F., Guth, J., Jorba, O., Kouznetsov, R., Kipling, Z., Sofiev, M., Carcia‐Pando, C. P., Pradhan, Y., Tanaka, T., Wang, J., Westphal, D. L., Yumimoto, K. and Zhang, J.: Current State of the global operational aerosol multi‐model ensemble: an update from the International Cooperative for Aerosol Prediction (ICAP), Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., qj.3497, doi:10.1002/qj.3497, 2019.

Kajino, M., M. Deushi, T. Sekiyama, N. Oshima, K. Yumimoto, T. Tanaka, J. Ching, A. Hashimoto, T. Yamamoto, M. Ikegami, A. Kamada, M. Miyashita, Y. Inomata, S.-I. Shima, A. Takami, A. Shimizu, S. Hatakeyama, Y. Sadanaga, H. Irie, K. Adachi, Y. Zaizen, Y. Igarashi, H. Ueda, T. Maki, and M. Mikami, 2019: NHM-Chem, the Japan Meteorological Agency’s regional meteorology - Chemistry model: Model evaluations toward the consistent predictions of the chemical, physical, and optical properties of aerosols. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 97, doi:10.2151/jmsj.2019-020, accepted.


Itahashi, S., Uno, I., Irie, H., Kurokawa, J.-I. and Ohara, T.: Impacts of Biomass Burning Emissions on Tropospheric NO2 Vertical Column Density over Continental Southeast Asia, in Land-Atmospheric Research Applications in South and Southeast Asia, edited by K. Vadrevu, T. Ohara, and C. O. Justice, pp. 67–81, Springer, Cham., 2018.

Pan, X., Uno, I., Wang, Z., Yamamoto, S., Hara, Y. and Wang, Z.: Seasonal variabilities in chemical compounds and acidity of aerosol particles at urban site in the west Pacific, Environ. Pollut., 237, 868–877, doi:10.1016/J.ENVPOL.2017.11.089, 2018.

Wang, Z., Pan, X., Uno, I., Chen, X., Yamamoto, S., Zheng, H., Li, J. and Wang, Z.: Importance of mineral dust and anthropogenic pollutants mixing during a long-lasting high PM event over East Asia, Environ. Pollut., 234, 368–378, doi:10.1016/J.ENVPOL.2017.11.068, 2018.

Yumimoto, K., Tanaka, T. Y., Yoshida, M., Kikuchi, M., Nagao, T.M., Murakami, H., and Maki, T.: Assimilation and Forecasting Experiment for Heavy Siberian Wildfire Smoke in May 2016 with Himawari-8 Aerosol Optical Thickness, J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, doi:10.2151/jmsj.2018-035, 2018. (accepted)

Itahashi, S., Yumimoto, K., Uno, I., Hayami, H., Fujita, S.-I., Pan, Y., and Wang, Y.: A 15-year record (2001–2015) of the ratio of nitrate to non-sea-salt sulfate in precipitation over East Asia, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2835-2852, doi:10.5194/acp-18-2835-2018, 2018.

Kajino, M., Sekiyama, T. T., Mathieu, A., Korsakissok, I., Périllat, R., Quélo, D., Quérel, A., Saunier, O., Adachi, K., Girard, S., Maki, T., Yumimoto, K., Didier, D., Masson, O. and Igarashi, Y.: Lessons learned from atmospheric modeling studies after the Fukushima nuclear accident: Ensemble simulations, data assimilation, elemental process modeling, and inverse modeling, Geochem. J., 52, doi:10.2343/geochemj.2.0503, 2018. (avaiable online)


Uno, I., Osada, K., Yumimoto, K., Wang, Z., Itahashi, S., Pan, X., Hara, Y., Kanaya, Y., Yamamoto, S. and Fairlie, T. D.: Seasonal variation of fine- and coarse-mode nitrates and related aerosols over East Asia: synergetic observations and chemical transport model analysis, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17(23), 14181–14197, doi:10.5194/acp-17-14181-2017, 2017.

Uno, I., Osada, K., Yumimoto, K., Wang, Z., Itahashi, S., Pan, X., Hara, Y., Yamamoto, S. and Nishizawa, T.: Importance of Long-Range Nitrate Transport Based on Long-Term Observation and Modeling of Dust and Pollutants over East Asia, Aerosol Air Qual. Res., 17(12), 3052–3064, doi:10.4209/aaqr.2016.11.0494, 2017.

Wang, Z., Itahashi, S., Uno, I., Pan, X., Osada, K., Yamamoto, S., Nishizawa, T., Tamura, K. and Wang, Z.: Modeling the Long-Range Transport of Particulate Matters for January in East Asia using NAQPMS and CMAQ, Aerosol Air Qual. Res., 17(12), 3064–3078, doi:10.4209/aaqr.2016.12.0534, 2017.

Pan, X., Kanaya, Y., Taketani, F., Miyakawa, T., Inomata, S., Komazaki, Y., Tanimoto, H., Wang, Z., Uno, I. and Wang, Z.: Emission characteristics of refractory black carbon aerosols from fresh biomass burning: a perspective from laboratory experiments, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17(21), 13001–13016, doi:10.5194/acp-17-13001-2017, 2017.

Yumimoto, K., Tanaka, T. Y., Oshima, N., and Maki, T.: JRAero: the Japanese Reanalysis for Aerosol v1.0, Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3225-3253,, 2017. (selected as highlight article)

Kiriya, M., Okuda, T., Yamazaki, H., Hatoya, K., Kaneyasu, N., Uno, I., Nishita, C., Hara, K., Hayashi, M., Funato, K., Inoue, K., Yamamoto, S., Yoshino, A. and Takami, A.: Monthly and Diurnal Variation of the Concentrations of Aerosol Surface Area in Fukuoka, Japan, Measured by Diffusion Charging Method, Atmosphere (Basel)., 8(7), 114, doi:10.3390/atmos8070114, 2017.

Uno, I., Yumimoto, K., Osada, K., Wang, Z., Pan, X., Itahashi, S. and Yamamoto, S.: Dust Acid Uptake Analysis during Long-Lasting Dust and Pollution Episodes over East Asia Based on Synergetic Observation and Chemical Transport Model, SOLA, 13(0), 109–113, doi:10.2151/sola.2017-020, 2017.

Uno, I., Yumimoto, K., Pan, X.L., Wang, Z., Osada, K., Itahashi, S., and Yamamoto, S.:Simultaneous Dust and Pollutant Transport over East Asia: the Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting March 2014 Case Study, SOLA, 13, 47-52, doi:10.2151/sola.2017-009, 2017.

Wang, Z., Pan, X., Uno, I., Li, J., Wang, Z., Chen, X., Fu. P., Yang, T., Kobayashi, H., Shimizu, A., Sugimoto, N., Yamamoto, S.: Significant impacts of heterogeneous reactions on the chemical composition and mixing state of dust particles: A case study during dust events over northern China, Atmos. Environ., doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.03.044, 2017.

Pan, X., Uno, I., Wang, Z., Nishizawa, T., Sugimoto, N., Yamamoto, S., Kobayashi, H., Sun, Y., Fu, P., Tang, X., and Wang, Z.: Real-time observational evidence of changing Asian dust morphology with the mixing of heavy anthropogenic pollution, Sci. Rep., 7(1), 335, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-00444-w, 2017.

Itahashi, S., Uno, I., Osada, K., Kamiguchi, Y., Yamamoto, S., Tamura, K., Wang, Z., Kurosaki, Y., and Kanaya, Y.: Nitrate transboundary heavy pollution over East Asia in winter, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3823-3843, doi:10.5194/acp-17-3823-2017, 2017.

Yumimoto, K., Uno, I., Pan, X.L., Nishizawa, T., Kim, S.-W., and Sugimoto, N.:Inverse Modeling of Asian Dust Emissions with POPC Observations: a TEMM Dust Sand Storm 2014 Case Study, SOLA, 13, 31-53, doi:10.2151/sola.2017-006, 2017.

Hara, Y., Nishizawa, T., Sugimoto, N., Matsui, I., Pan, X., Kobayashi, H., Osada, K. and Uno, I.: Optical properties of mixed aerosol layers over Japan derived with multi-wavelength Mie–Raman lidar system, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transf., 188, 20–27, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.06.038, 2017.

Nishizawa, T., Sugimoto, N., Matsui, I., Shimizu, A., Hara, Y., Itsushi, U., Yasunaga, K., Kudo, R. and Kim, S.-W.: Ground-based network observation using Mie–Raman lidars and multi-wavelength Raman lidars and algorithm to retrieve distributions of aerosol components, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transf., 188(Supplement C), 79–93, doi:, 2017.

Uchino, O., Sakai, T., Izumi, T., Nagai, T., Morino, I., Yamazaki, A., Deushi, M., Uchino, O., Sakai, T., Izumi, T., Nagai, T., Morino, I., Yamazaki, A., Deushi, M., Yumimoto, K., Maki, T., Tanaka, T. Y., Akaho, T., Okumura, H., Arai, K., Nakatsuru, T., Matsunaga, T., and Yokota, T.: Lidar detection of high concentrations of ozone and aerosol transported from northeastern Asia over Saga, Japan, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1865-1879, doi:10.5194/acp-17-1865-2017, 2017.

Itahashi, S., Hayami H., Yumimoto, K. and Uno, I.: Chinese province-scale source apportionments for sulfate aerosol in 2005 evaluated by the tagged tracer method, Environ. Pollut., 220, 1366–1375, doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2016.10.098, 2017.


Wang, Z., Uno, I., Osada, K., Pan, X., Yamamoto, S., and Kanaya, Y.: Observations of aerosols and trace gases around the Chikushi Campus of Kyushu University, Reports of Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, 153, 113-129, 2017..

Wang, Z., Uno, I., Osada, K., Itahashi, S., Yumimoto, K. and Yamamoto, S.: Analysis of the Seasonal Variation in Atmospheric NH3 over East Asia, Reports of Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, 153, 130-141, 2017.

桑原昇平, 鵜野伊津志, 王哲, 板橋秀一, 弓本桂也, 長田和雄, 山本重一: ソース・レセプター解析による西日本・日本海沿岸へのPM2.5越境輸送, 九州大学応用力学研究所所報, 152, 1-11, 2017.

(In Japanese with English abstract)

Yumimoto, K.: Development of an Aerosol Assimilation/Forecasting System with Himawari-8 Aerosol Product, Earozoru Kenkyu, 32(2), 101–107, doi:10.11203/jar.32.101, 2017.

Irie, H., Horio, T., Damiani, A., Nakajima, T.Y., Takenaka, H., Kikuchi, M., Khatri, P. and Yumimoto, K.: Importance of Himawari-8 Aerosol Products for Energy Management System, Earozoru Kenkyu, 32(2), 95–100, doi:10.11203/jar.32.95, 2017.

Uno, I., Kuwahara, S., Wang, Z., Itahashi, S., Yumimoto, K., Osada, K. and Yamamoto, S.: Trans-Boundary Transport of PM2.5 to the Western Japan and Japan Sea Side Regions Based on the Source-Receptor Analysis, Earozoru Kenkyu, 32(3), 188–198, doi:10.11203/jar.32.188, 2017.

Uno, I., Wang, Z., Yumimoto, K., Itahashi, S., Osada, K., Irie, H., Yamamoto, S., Hayasaki, M. and Sugata, S.: Is PM2.5 Trans-boundary Environmental Problem in Japan dramatically improving?, J. Japan Soc. Atmos. Environ. / Taiki Kankyo Gakkaishi, 52(6), 177–184, doi:10.11298/taiki.52.177, 2017.


Yumimoto, K. , Nagao, T.M., Kikuchi, M., Sekiyama, T.T., Murakami, H., Tanaka, T.Y., Ogi, A., Irie, H., Khatri, P., Okumura, H., Arai, K., Morino, I., Uchino, O., and Maki, T.: Aerosol data assimilation using data from Himawari-8, a next-generation geostationary meteorological satellite, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 5886-5894, doi:10.1002/2016GL069298, 2016.

Yumimoto, K., Morino, Y., Ohara, T., Oura, Y., Ebihara, M., Tsuruta, H., and Nakajima, T.: Inverse modeling of the 137Cs source term of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident constrained by a deposition map monitored by aircraft, J. Environ. Radioactiv., 164, 1-12, doi:10.1016/j.envrad.2016.06.018, 2016.

Yumimoto, K., Murakami, H., Tanaka, T.Y., Sekiyama, T.T., Ogi, A., Maki, T.: Forecasting of Asian dust storm that occurred on May 10–13, 2011, using an ensemble-based data assimilation system, Particuology, 28, 121-130, doi:10.1016/j.partic.2015.09.0001, 2016.

S. Itahashi, H. Hayami, I. Uno, X.L. Pan, M. Uematsu: Importance of coarse-mode nitrate produced via sea salt as atmospheric input to east Asian oceans. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, doi:10.1002/2016GL068722.

X. L. Pan, I. Uno, Y. Hara, K. Osada, S. Yamamoto, Z. Wang, N. Sugimoto, H. Kobayashi, and Z. F. Wang, 2016: Wang, Polarization properties of aerosol particles over western Japan: classification, seasonal variation, and implications for air quality. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 9863-9873, doi:10.5194/acp-16-9863-2016.

Wang, Z., X. L. Pan, J. Li, Z. Wang, P. Fu, T. Yang, H. Kobayashi, A. Shimizu, N. Sugimoto, S. Yamamoto, and I. Uno, 2016: Significant impacts of heterogeneous reactions on the chemico-physical properties of dust particles during severe dust events over East Asia in 2015, Reports of Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, No. 150, 14-24.

Irie, H., T. Muto, S. Itahashi, J. Kurokawa, and I. Uno, 2016: Turnaround of tropospheric nitrogen dioxide pollution trends in China, Japan, and South Korea. SOLA, 12, 170-174, doi:10.2151/sola.2016-035.

(In Japanese)

Uno, I., Pan, X.L., Itahashi, S., Yumimoto, K., Hara, Y., Kuribayashi, M., Yamamoto, Y., Shimohara, T., Tamura, K, Ogata, Y., Osada, K., Kamikuchi, Y., Yamada, S., and Kobayashi, K.: Overview of Long-Lasting Yellow Sand and High Concentration of Air Pollution observed over the Northern Kyushu Area in late May–early June 2014, J. Japan, Soc. Atmos. Environ., 51, 44-57, 2016. [in Japanese with English abstract]

Uno, I., Osada, K., Yumimoto, K., Itahashi, S., Kuwahara, S., Pan, X.L., Hara, Y., and Yamamoto, S.: Numerical Analysis of Trans-Boundary Transport of Dust-Nitrate during the Long-Lasting Yellow Sand Episode Observed over the Northern Kyushu Area in Late May‒Early June 2014, J. Japan, Soc. Atmos. Environ., 51, 181-189, 2016. [in Japanese with English abstract]