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Masato Shinoda

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Job function
Associate Professor
Department of Geography
Telephone number
81 426 77 25 97
Work experience
1. Participated as a climatologist in the four scientific field research projects on the following subjects, with the financial assistance of the Grant for the International Scientific Researchers by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture._x000D_
- Savannization processes in tropical Africa (Kenya, Cameroon: 1990)_x000D_
- Land degradation on the south side of the Sahara (Niger, Burkina Faso: 1993)_x000D_
- Human response to climate events in dry savanna Africa (Niger, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Benin: 1995-97)_x000D_
- Human response to drastic change of environments in Africa (Niger, Chad: 1998- )_x000D_
2. Project leader of the joint research program on "Soil moisture measurement in Niger", in collaboration with Direction de la Meteorologie Nationale, Niger (1995-2001), with the financial assistance of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Tokyo Metroplitan University and Sumitomo Foundation_x000D_
3. Scientific research project in Algeria on "Desert climate of the Sahara"
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Doctor of Science. A climatological study on drought in the semi-arid region of Africa, University of Tokyo, 1991
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Shinoda, M., and M. Gamo, 1998: Influence of persistent vegetation anomalies on the Sahelian drought; Re-examination of the Charney hypothesis. Submitted to J. Climate_x000D_
2. Shinoda, M., 1998: Desertification and drought. Submitted to Global Environmental Research_x000D_
3. Shinoda, M., and R. Kawamura, 1994: Tropical rainbelt circulation and sea surface temperatures associated with the Sahelian rainfall trend. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 72. 613-624_x000D_
4. Shinoda, M., 1995: Seasonal phase lag between rainfall and vegetation activity in tropical Africa as revealed by NOAA satellite data. Int. J. Climatology. 15, 639-656_x000D_
5. Shinoda, M., T. Okatani and M. Saloum, 1998: Diurnal variations over Niger in the West African Sahel; A comparison between wet and dry years. Int. J. Climatology, In press
Other activities
Contributor to "Observed climate variability and change" In Houghton J.T. and L.G.M. Filho B, A. Callander, N. Harris, A. Kattenberg and K. Maskell eds: Climate Change 1995: The Science of Climate Change. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 133-192, 1996
Organisation name
Tottori University
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1390 Hamasaka, 192-0397
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