Hiroshi Tanimoto

Hiroshi Tanimoto

  • Position
  • Head
  • Expertise
  • Atmospheric Chemistry, Environmental Science, Global Biogeochemistry
  • Email
  • tanimoto@nies.go.jp

Education & Career

  • 2021 –
  • Research Director of Climate Change and Air Quality Research Program & Head of Global Atmospheric Chemistry Section, National Institute for Environmental Studies
  • 2021 –
  • Science and Application Lead of the GOSAT-GW project, Satellite Observation Center, National Institute for Environmental Studies
  • 2010 –
  • Head, National Institute for Environmental Studies
  • 2005 – 2010
  • Senior Research Scientist, National Institute for Environmental Studies
  • 2001 – 2005
  • Research Scientist, National Institute for Environmental Studies
  • 1998 – 2001
  • Ph.D, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
  • 1996 – 1998
  • MSc, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
  • 1992 – 1996
  • BS, Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo
  • 1988 – 1991
  • Takamatsu High School, Kagawa Prefecture

Activities & Services

  • Co-Chair (2019–Present), CEOS AC-VC (Committee on Earth Observation Satellites, Atmospheric Composition-Virtual Constellation)
  • Leader of Long-term Trend Team (2021–Present), CCQM-GAWG Task Group on Ozone Cross-Section Change Management
  • Co-Chair of Scientific Steering Committee (2017–2020), International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) project
  • Member of Scientific Steering Committee (2012–2021), International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) project
  • Chair of Local Organizing Committee (2016–2018), 2018 joint iCACGP Symposium/IGAC Science Conference, Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan
  • Chair (2012–2020), IGAC-Japan National Committee
  • Co-Chair (2015–Present), IGAC-MANGO (Monsoon Asia and Oceania Networking Group)
  • Co-Chair of IGAC Scientific Program Committee (2014–2016), 14th IGAC Open Science Conference 2016, Breckenridge, USA
  • Co-Chair/Planning Group member (2010–2012), JSPS & AvH – Japanese-German Frontiers of Science (JGFoS) Symposium
  • Co-Author (2010), Task Force on Hemispheric Transport on Air Pollution (TF HTAP) 2010 Assessment Report

Awards

  • NIES Award 2018 (2018), “For great contributions to international activities”, NIES.
  • JpGU Nishida Prize (2017), “Studies on the formation of tropospheric ozone and marine sulfate aerosol”, Japan Geoscience Union.
  • Environment Prize (2008), “Development of a novel mass spectrometric instrument for real-time measurements of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds in air”, The Hitachi Environment Foundation.
  • Geochemical Society of Japan (GSJ) Award for Young Researchers (2007), “Photochemistry and transport of ozone in the troposphere: Instrumentation, field measurements, and model analysis”.
  • Japan Society of Atmospheric Chemistry (JpSAC) Award for Young Scientists (2007), “A chemistry-transport model analysis on spatial and temporal variations of surface ozone based on standardization of measurements and integration of observational networks”.
  • Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists (2002), “The seasonal variation of atmospheric peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN) in east Asia observed by GC/NICI-MS technique”, Inoue Foundation for Science.

Selected Publications

Invited Presentations

  • Tanimoto, H., Ozone pollution in East Asia: Current state and control strategies, 2013 International Workshop on Environment and Resources (Air Quality and its Monitoring and Control Technique), Ming Chi University of Technology, 2013. (invited lecture)
  • Tanimoto, H., Ground-level ozone regulations in East Asia: Lesson learned and future directions of control strategies, International Seminar: Science and Policy of Ground-level Ozone Issues for Thailand Air Quality Management, Bangkok, July 2012. (invited lecture)
  • Tanimoto, H., et al., Decadal trends in tropospheric ozone over East Asian Pacific rim during 1998-2007: Implications for emerging Asian emissions impacts and comparison to European and North American records, American Geophysical Union 2010 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 13-17 December 2010. (invited talk)
  • Tanimoto, H., et al., Exploring CO pollution episodes observed at Rishiri Island by AIRS satellite measurements and chemical transport model simulations: Long-range transport of burning plumes and implications for emissions inventories, 2009 NASA Sounder Science Team Meeting, Greenbelt, Maryland, 13-16 October, 2009. (invited talk)
  • Tanimoto, H., et al., Recent PTR-MS activities at NIES: Instrumentation and field measurements, 4th international PTR-MS conference 2009, Obergurgl, 16-21 February, 2009. (invited talk)
  • Tanimoto, H., et al., The NIES PTR-TOFMS instrument: design, performance, and application, 3rd international PTR-MS conference 2007, Obergurgl, 27 January-1 February, 2007. (invited talk)
  • Tanimoto, H., et al., Impact of changing climate and emissions on surface ozone distributions and evolution, Regional climate variability and its impacts in the Mediterranean Area, NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Marrakech, 23-27 November 2006. (invited talk)

Books

  • Tanimoto, H., S. Kameyama, Y. Omori, S. Inomata, and U. Tsunogai, High-resolution measurement of volatile organic compounds dissolved in seawater using equilibrator inlet-proton transfer reaction-mass spectrometry (EI-PTR-MS), pp. 89-115, in Western Pacific Air-Sea Interaction Study, Eds. M. Uematsu, Y. Yokouchi, Y. W. Watanabe, S. Takeda, and Y. Yamanaka, TERRAPUB, Tokyo, pp. 284, doi:10.5047/w-pass.a02.001, ISBN: 978-4-88704-165-3, 2014. (http://www.terrapub.co.jp/e-library/w-pass/index.html)
  • Ohara, T., K. Yamaji, I. Uno, H. Tanimoto, S. Sugata, T. Nagashima, J. Kurokawa, N. Horii, H. Akimoto, Long-term simulations of surface ozone in East Asia During 1980-2020 with CMAQ and REAS inventory. In: Borrego C., Miranda A.I. eds., Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application 19 (NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security), Springer Verlag GmbH, pp.136-144, 2008.
  • Tanimoto, H., H. Mukai, T. Ohara, I. Uno, Impact of changing climate and emissions on surface ozone distributions and evolution, Regional climate variability and its impacts in the Mediterranean area, edited by A. Mellouki and A.R. Ravishankara, NATO Science Series IV. Earth and Environmental Sciences – Vol. 79, 113-127, ISBN: 978-1-4020-6428-9, Springer Verlag GmbH, pp.113-127, 2007.
  • Hatakeyama, S., A. Takami, H. Tanimoto, T. Miyoshi, Aerial measurements of SO2 in APEX project and continuous measurements of aerosol chemical composition on Fukue-jima Island during APEX-E3 campaign, Findings Curr. Probl. Asian Part. Environ. Change Stud., 2003.