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Three FRSGC/FORSGC Participants Received the 2002 Society Award and Fujiwara Award from Meteorological Society of Japan

We are very happy with the fact that of five recipients of Meteorological Society of Japan's (MSJ) Society Award and Fujiwara Award for this year, three were frontier-related scientists.

Specifically, Program Director Dr.Tetsuzo Yasunari, Hydrological Cycle Research Program (HCRP) of Frontier Research System for Global Change (FRSGC), and Hydrological Cycle Observation Program of Frontier Observation Research Program (FORSGC), and Sub-Group Leader of HCRP, FRSGC, Dr. Masanori Yamasaki both received the 2002 Fujiwara Awards. Along with the two Fujiwara Awards recipients, Dr. Shang-Ping Xie, Researcher of International Pacific Research Center (IPRC) of FRSGC, first time as the non-Japanese member, received the Society Award.

Dr. Yasunari, also serving as a Professor of University of Tsukuba, has been contributing greatly to the research of monsoon system. With the receipt of the Fujiwara Award, for the first time in Japan, he has received all three honorable awards from MSJ, namely Yamamoto-Syono Award for Outstanding Papers (1981) and the Society Award (1986). This time, his recognized achievement was under "Promotion of Asian Monsoon researches, based on GAME projects." He has contributed greatly to the execution of the International Scientific Project for the first time in Asia, and training and education of young scientists.

Dr. Yamasaki has been carrying out the research on typhoons and convection for a long time. This time, his work on "numerical experimental research on typhoons and tropical disturbances" has been recognized. His researches, based on numerical experiments on the formation and development of typhoon, using a model which directly resolve clouds, as well as development of a numerical model which implicitly treats cumulus convection, were highly appreciated. Dr. Yamasaki received the Society Award in 1972.

Dr. Xie is a co-team-leader of IPRC and an associate professor of meteorology
at University of Hawaii. The Society Award recognizes his contri-butions to the understanding of ocean-atmosphere interaction that shapes the climate and its variability. He also received the Yamamoto-Shono Award for best research article from the Meteorological Society of Japan in 1996.

FRSGC's Visitors for IGCR Formal Seminar

May 7
Professor Jen-Ping Chen, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University

May 17
Dr. Kikuro Miyakoda, Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA), and National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), NOAA

Dr. William K. M. Lau, Head, Climate and Radiation Branch NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

June 10
Eileen Lavonne Shea, Climate Project Coordinator, East-West Center

July 2
Dr. Michio Yanai, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles

July 8
Dr. Lie-Yauw Oey, Scientist, AOS Program, Princeton University

Prof. Dr. Hans von Storch, GKSS Reseach Centre, Germany

Frontier Newsletter No.19 July 2002

Date of issue : July 31, 2002
Issue : Joint Promotion Office, Frontier Research System for Global Change
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