Chunmao Zhu

Profile

Chunmao Zhu

Research Institute for Global Change
Earth Surface System Research Center
Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research Group
Scientist

Address

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
3173-25, Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Tel: +81-(0)45-778-5365
Fax: +81-(0)45-778-5706

ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0399-7398

Research Interests

  • Atmospheric chemistry, remote sensing of wildfires, organic aerosols
  • Aerosol chemical compositions and optical properties
  • Emissions of organic components from land/ocean ecosystem and their climatic effects
  • Source apportionment of aerosols/gases based on Flexpart and remote sensing
  • Dynamics of microplastics in the ocean and the effects on ecosystem

Research Experience

Apr 2018 – Present: Scientist, JAMSTEC
Oct 2015 – Mar 2018: postdoc researcher at JAMSTEC
Sep 2013 – Sep 2015: postdoc researcher at Hokkaido University
Apr 2013 – Aug 2013: postdoc researcher at Chinese Academy of Sciences

Education

Apr 2010 – Mar 2013: PhD, Hokkaido University (Environmental Science)
Sep 2006 – Jun 2009: MSc, China Agricultural University (Agricultural Ecology)
Sep 2001 – Jun 2006: BSc, Henan Institute of Science and Technology (Horticulture)

Publications

  • 30. Chunmao Zhu, Takuma Miyakawa, Hitoshi Irie, Yongjoo Choi, Fumikazu Taketani, Yugo Kanaya. Light-absorption properties of brown carbon aerosols in the Asian outflow: Implications of a combination of filter and ground remote-sensing observations at Fukue Island, Japan. Science of The Total Environment, 797, 149155, 2021, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.149155
  • 29. Tomo Kitahashi, Ryota Nakajima, Hidetaka Nomaki, Masashi Tsuchiya, Akinori Yabuki, Sojiro Yamaguchi, Chunmao Zhu, Yugo Kanaya, Dhugal J Lindsay, Sanae Chiba, Katsunori Fujikura. Development of robust models for rapid classification of microplastic polymer types based on near infrared hyperspectral images. Analytical Methods, 13, 2215–2222, 2021, doi:10.1039/D1AY00110H
  • 28. Chunmao Zhu, Yugo Kanaya, Masashi Tsuchiya, Ryota Nakajima, Hidetaka Nomaki, Tomo Kitahashi, Katsunori Fujikura. Optimization of a hyperspectral imaging system for rapid detection of microplastics down to 100 µm. MethodsX, 8, 101175, 2021, doi:10.1016/j.mex.2020.101175
  • 27. Suresh K. R. Boreddy, Fahmida Parvin, Kimitaka Kawamura, Chunmao Zhu, Chung-Te Lee. Influence of forest fires on the formation processes of low molecular weight dicarboxylic acids, ω-oxocarboxylic acids, pyruvic acid and α-dicarbonyls in springtime fine (PM2.5) aerosols over Southeast Asia. Atmospheric Environment, 2020, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2020.118065
  • 26. Yongjoo Choi, Yugo Kanaya, Masayuki Takigawa, Chunmao Zhu, Seung-Myung Park, Atsushi Matsuki, Yasuhiro Sadanaga, Sang-Woo Kim, Xiaole Pan, Ignacio Pisso. Investigation of the wet removal rate of black carbon in East Asia: validation of a below- and in-cloud wet removal scheme in FLEXible PARTicle (FLEXPART) model v10.4. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20, 13655–13670, 2020, doi:10.5194/acp-20-13655-2020
  • 25. Yugo Kanaya, Kazuyo Yamaji, Takuma Miyakawa, Fumikazu Taketani, Chunmao Zhu, Yongjoo Choi, Yuichi Komazaki, Kohei Ikeda, Yutaka Kondo, Zbigniew Klimont. Rapid reduction in black carbon emissions from China: evidence from 2009–2019 observations on Fukue Island, Japan. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20, 6339–6356, 2020, doi: 10.5194/acp-20-6339-2020
  • 24. Chunmao Zhu, Yugo Kanaya, Ryota Nakajima, Masashi Tsuchiya, Hidetaka Nomaki, Tomo Kitahashi, Katsunori Fujikura. Characterization of microplastics on filter substrates based on hyperspectral imaging: Laboratory assessments. Environmental Pollution, 263, 114296, 2020, doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114296
  • 23. Chunmao Zhu, Yugo Kanaya, Masayuki Takigawa, Kohei Ikeda, Hiroshi Tanimoto, Fumikazu Taketani, Takuma Miyakawa, Hideki Kobayashi, and Ignacio Pisso. Flexpart v10.1 simulation of source contributions to Arctic black carbon. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20, 1641–1656, 2020, doi:10.5194/acp-20-1641-2020
  • 22. Takuma Miyakawa, Yuichi Komazaki, Chunmao Zhu, Fumikazu Taketani, Xiaole Pan, Zifa Wang, and Yugo Kanaya. Characterization of carbonaceous aerosols in Asian outflow in the spring of 2015 : importance of non-fossil fuel sources. Atmospheric Environment, 214, 116858, 2019, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.116858
  • 21. Xiaoyan Liu, Yan-Lin Zhang, Yiran Peng, Lulu Xu, Chunmao Zhu, Fang Cao, Xiaoyao Zhai, Mozammel Haque, Chi Yang, Yunhua Chang, Tong Huang, Zufei Xu, Mengying Bao, Wenqi Zhang, Meiyi Fan, and Xuhui Lee. Impacts of Regional-transported Biomass Burning Emissions on Chemical and Optical Properties of Carbonaceous Aerosols in Nanjing, East China. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19, 11213–11233, 2019, doi:10.5194/acp-19-11213-2019
  • 20. Chunmao Zhu, Yugo Kanaya, Hisayuki Yoshikawa-Inoue, Tomohisa Irino, Osamu Seki, Yasunori Tohjima. Sources of atmospheric black carbon and related carbonaceous components at Rishiri Island, Japan: The roles of Siberian wildfires and of crop residue burning in China. Environmental Pollution, 247, 55–63, 2019, doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2019.01.003
  • 19. Hanqing Kang, Bin Zhu, Ronald J.van der A, Chunmao Zhu, Gerrit de Leeuw, Xuewei Hou, Jinhui Gao. Natural and anthropogenic contributions to long-term variations of SO2, NO2, CO, and AOD over East China. Atmospheric Research, 215, 284–293, 2019, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2018.09.012
  • 18. Suresh K.R.Boreddy, Fahmida Parvina, Kimitaka Kawamura, Chunmao Zhu, Chung-Te Lee. Stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic compositions of fine aerosols (PM2.5) during an intensive biomass burning over Southeast Asia: Influence of SOA and aging. Atmospheric Environment, 191, 478–489, 2018, doi:110.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.08.034
  • 17. Chunmao Zhu, Hideki Kobayashi, Yugo Kanaya, Masahiko Saito. Size-dependent validation of MODIS MCD64A1 burned area over six vegetation types in boreal Eurasia: Large underestimation in croplands. Scientific Reports, 7, 4181, 2017, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-03739-0
  • 16. Kohei Ikeda, Hiroshi Tanimoto, Takafumi Sugita, Hideharu Akiyoshi, Yugo Kanaya, Chunmao Zhu, Fumikazu Taketani. Tagged tracer simulations of black carbon in the Arctic: Transport, source contributions, and budget, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17, 10515–10533, 2017, doi:10.5194/acp-17-10515-2017
  • 15. Chunmao Zhu, Kimitaka Kawamura, Yasuro Fukuda, Michihiro Mochida, Yoko Iwamoto. Fungal spores overwhelm biogenic organic aerosols in a mid-latitudinal forest. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16, 7497–7506, 2016, doi:10.5194/acp-16-7497-2016
  • 14. Chunmao Zhu, Kimitaka Kawamura, Pingqing Fu. Seasonal variations of biogenic secondary organic aerosol tracers in Cape Hedo, Okinawa. Atmospheric Environment, 130, 113–119, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.08.069
  • 13. Yele Sun, Wei Du, Pingqing Fu, Qingqing Wang, Jie Li, Xinlei Ge, Qi Zhang, Chunmao Zhu, Lujie Ren, Weiqi Xu, Jian Zhao, Tingting Han, Douglas R. Worsnop, Zifa Wang. Primary and secondary aerosols in Beijing in winter: sources, variations and processes. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16, 8309–8329, doi:10.5194/acp-16-8309-2016, 2016
  • 12. Bhagawati Kunwar, Kimitaka Kawamura, Chunmao Zhu. Stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic compositions of ambient aerosols collected from Okinawa Island in the western North Pacific Rim, an outflow region of Asian dusts and pollutants. Atmospheric Environment, 131, 243–253, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.01.035
  • 11. Bhagawati Kunwar, K. Torii, Chunmao Zhu, Pingqing Fu, Kimitaka Kawamura. Springtime variations of organic and inorganic constituents in submicron aerosols (PM1.0) from Cape Hedo, Okinawa. Atmospheric Environment, 130, 84–94, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.09.002
  • 10. Jinbo Liu, Weidong Kong, Guoshuai Zhang, Ajmal Khan, Guangxia Guo, Chunmao Zhu, Xiaojie Wei, Shichang Kang, Rachael Morgan-Kiss. Diversity and succession of autotrophic microbial community in high-elevation soils along deglaciation chronosequence. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 92, fiw160, 2016, doi:10.1093/femsec/fiw160
  • 9. Chunmao Zhu, Kimitaka Kawamura, Bhagawati Kunwar. Organic tracers of primary biological aerosol particles at subtropical Okinawa Island in the western North Pacific Rim. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmosphere, 120, 5504–5523, 2015, doi:10.1002/2015JD023611
  • 8. Santosh Kumar Verma, Kimitaka Kawamura, Jing Chen, Pingqing Fu, Chunmao Zhu. Thirteen years of observations on biomass burning organic tracers over Chichijima Island in the western North Pacific: An outflow region of Asian aerosols, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 120, 4155–4168, 2015, doi:10.1002/2014JD022224
  • 7. Chunmao Zhu, Kimitaka Kawamura, Bhagawati Kunwar. Effect of biomass burning over the western North Pacific Rim: wintertime maxima of anhydrosugars in ambient aerosols from Okinawa. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 1959–1973, 2015, doi:10.5194/acp-15-1959-2015
  • 6. Chunmao Zhu, Hisayuki Yoshikawa-Inoue. Seven years of observational atmospheric CO2 at a maritime site in northernmost Japan and implications. Science of the Total Environment, 524–525, 331–337, 2015, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.044
  • 5. Chunmao Zhu, Hisayuki Yoshikawa-Inoue, Yasunori Tohjima, Tomohisa Irino. Temporal variations in black carbon recorded on Rishiri Island, northern Japan. Geochemical Journal, 49, 283–294, 2015, doi:10.2343/geochemj.2.0356
  • 4. Momoko Nakayama, Chunmao Zhu, Jun Hirokawa, Tomohisa Irino, Hisayuki Yoshikawa-Inoue. Ozone depletion in the interstitial air of the seasonal snowpack in northern Japan, Tellus B, 67, 24934, 2015, doi:10.3402/tellusb.v67.24934
  • 3. Chunmao Zhu, Momoko Nakayama, Hisayuki Yoshikawa-Inoue. Continuous measurement of CO2 flux through the snowpack in a dwarf bamboo ecosystem on Rishiri Island, Hokkaido, Japan. Polar Science, 8, 218–231, 2014, doi:10.1016/j.polar.2014.04.003
  • 2. Hisayuki Yoshikawa-Inoue, Chunmao Zhu. Ecosystem respiration derived from 222Rn measurements on Rishiri Island, Japan, Biogeochemistry, 115, 185–194, 2013, doi:10.1007/s10533-013-9827-3
  • 1. Chunmao Zhu, Hisayuki Yoshikawa-Inoue, Hidekadzu Matsueda, Yosuke Sawa, Yosuke Niwa, Akira Wada, Hiroshi Tanimoto. Influence of Asian outflow on Rishiri Island, northernmost Japan: Application of radon as a tracer for characterizing fetch regions and evaluating a global 3D model. Atmospheric Environment, 50, 174–181, 2012, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.12.043

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Competitive funding/grant

  • 1. Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (2019-2021), Light absorption properties of brown carbon aerosols in East Asia and source apportionment (Principal Investigator)
  • 2.Steel Foundation for Environmental Protection Technology (2018), Dynamics of light absorbing organic aerosols properties in East Asia (Principal Investigator)
  • 3.Joint Research Program of CEReS, Chiba University (2018), SKYNET ground remote sensing of light absorbing organic aerosols in East Asia (Principal Investigator)
  • 4. Ocean Resource Use Promotion Technology Development Program, MEXT (2018-2022),Development of automatic detection system for microplastics based on hyperspectral imaging (Co-Investigator)
  • 5.ArCSⅡ:Arctic Challenge for Sustainability Ⅱ (2020-2025) (Co-Investigator)

Awards

  • 1. Japan Society of Atmospheric Chemistry Young Scientist Award (日本大気化学会第16回奨励賞). Source apportionment of carbonaceous aerosols in land based on observations, remote sensing and transport model (現場・リモート観測および大気輸送モデルを用いた炭素性エアロゾル発生に関する陸域生態系変動との統合的研究). Chiba University (online), November 2020
  • 2. IGAC Young Scientist Award. The 12th International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Open Science Conference: Chunmao Zhu et al., Continuous estimates of soil CO2 effluxes under seasonal snowpack on Rishiri Island. Beijing, China, September 2012