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Independent experts nominated by country party

Kenji Kai

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Other Disciplines
Atmospheric Sciences
Information Systems
UN languages spoken


Geographical Focus
Job function
Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
Telephone number
81 52 789 4257
Work experience
1. HEIFE Project 1989-1993 (Heihe River Basin, China)_x000D_
2. Japan-China Joint Research Project of the Mechanism of Desertification 1989-1994 (Taklimakan Desert, China)_x000D_
3. Aeolian Dust Experiment on Climate Impact 2000-2004 (Taklimakan Desert, China)_x000D_
4. Study onLocal Circulations and Dust Storm in the Taklimakan Desert (Taklimakan Desert, China) 2008-2010
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Doctor of Science, University of Tsukuba, 1981
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Kim, H.-S., Y. Nagata, K. Kai: Variation of dust layer height in the northern Taklimakan Desert in April 2002, Atmos. Env., 43, 557-567._x000D_
2. Kai,K., Y. Nagata, N. Tsunematsu, T. Matsumura, H.-S. Kim, T. Matsumoto, Hu Shunjun, Zhou Hongfei, M. Abo, T. Nagai, 2008: The structure of the dust layer over the Taklimakan Desert during the dust storm in April 2002 as observed using a depolarization lidar, J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 86(1),1-16._x000D_
3. Tsunematsu, N., T. Sato, F. Kimura, K. Kai, Y. Kurosaki, T.Nagai, and Hongfei Zhou, M. Mikami, 2005: Extensive dust outbreaks following the morning inversion breakup in the Taklimakan Desert. J. Geophs. Research, 110(D21207) , doi:10.1029/ 2005JD005994._x000D_
4. Kai, K., Y. Okada, O. Uchino, I. Tabata, H. Nakamura, T. Takasugi, and Y. Nikaidou, 1988: Lidar observation and numerical simulation of a Kosa (Asian Dust) over Tsukuba, Japan during the spring of 1986. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 66(3), 457-472._x000D_
5. Kai, K., 2007: Science of Asian Dust (in Japansese) , Seizando-Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd., 146p.
Other activities
Member of the board of Chubu Local Office, Meteorological Society of Japan
Organisation name
Nagoya University
Organisation street address
Graduate School of Human Informatics_x000D_
Nagoya Uni._x000D_
Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8601
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