Dr. Hajime Akimoto
Program Director (fulltime)
Address
Frontier Research Center for Global Change
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku,
Yokohama, Kanagawa 236-0001, Japan.
Tel: +81-45-778-5710
Fax: +81-45-778-5496
e-mail: akimoto(@jamstec.go.jp)
URL: http://www.jamstec.go.jp/frcgc/research/p3/akimoto.htm
Research Experience and Education:

April, 2000-present  Director, Atmospheric Composition Research Program, FRCGC (FRSGC till June 2004)
January, 1993  Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), University of Tokyo
July, 1990  Director, Global Environmental Division,  National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
April, 1987  Director, Atmospheric Environment Division, NIES
July, 1974  Head, Atmospheric Chemistry Section, NIES
April, 1967  Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology
March, 1967  Ph.D., Tokyo Institute of Technology (Chemistry)
March, 1964  M. Sc., Tokyo Institute of Technology (Chemistry)
March, 1962  B. Sc., Tokyo Institute of Technology (Chemistry)
Research area:

1. Transport and chemical transformation of species in the troposphere.
2. Air quality and climate change.
Selected publication:

Sadanaga, Y., J. Hirokawa, and H. Akimoto, Formation of molecular chlorine in dark condition: Heterogeneous reaction of ozone with sea salt in the presence of ferric ion, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 4433-4436, 2001.

Kanaya, Y., Y. Sadanaga, K. Nakamura, and H. Akimoto, Behavior of OH and HO2 radicals during the observations at a remote island of Okinawa (ORION99) filed campaign 1. Observation using a laser-induced fluorescence instrument, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 24,197-24,208, 2001.

Kanaya, Y., J. Matsumoto, S. Kato, and H. Akimoto, Behavior of OH and HO2 radicals during the observations at a remote island of Okinawa (ORION99) campaign 2. Comparison between observations and calculations, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 24,209-24,223, 2001.

Wild, O., and H. Akimoto, Intercontinental transport of ozone and its precursors in a three dimensional global CTM, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 27,729-27,744, 2001.

Pochanart, P., H. Akimoto, S. Maksyutov, and J. Staehelin, Surface ozone at the Swiss Alpine site Arosa: the hemispheric background and the influence of large scale anthropogenic emissions, Atmos. Environ, 35, 5553-5566, 2001.

Wild, O., and H. Akimoto, Intercontinental transport and chemical transformation of ozone and its precursors from East Asia, Present and Future of Modeling Global Environmental Change, Eds., T. Matsuno and H. Kida, pp.375-382, 2001.

Toyota, K., M. Takahashi, and H. Akimoto, Modeling multi-phase halogen chemistry in the marine boundary layer with size-segregated aerosol module: Implications for quasi-size dependent approach, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 2899-2902, 2001.

Tanimoto, H and H. Akimoto, A new peroxycarboxylic nitric anhydride in the atmosphere; CH2=CH(O)OONO2 (APAN), Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 2831-2834, 2001.

Kanaya, Y., Y. Sadanaga, J. Hirokawa, Y. Kajii, and H. Akimoto, Development of ground based-LIF instrument for measuring HOx radicals: Instrumentation and calibrations, J. Atmos. Chem., 38, 73-110, 2001.

Matsumoto, J., J. Hirokawa, H. Akimoto, and Y. Kajii, Direct measurement of NO2 in the marine atmosphere by laser induced fluorescence technique, Atmos. Environ., 35, 2803-2814, 2001.

Pochanart. P., J. Kreasuwun, P. Sukasem, W. Geeratihadaniyon, M.S. Tabukanon, J. Hirokawa, Y. Kajii, and H. Akimoto, Tropical tropospheric ozone observed in Thailand, Atmos. Environ., 35, 2657-2668, 2001.

Wild, O., M.J. Prather, and H. Akimoto, Indirect long-term global radiative cooling from NOx emissions, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 1719-1722, 2001.

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