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Independent experts nominated by country party

Reiji Kimura

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Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Atmospheric Sciences
Information Systems
UN languages spoken


Geographical Focus
Job function
Assistant Professor
Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University
Telephone number
0081 857 21-7031
Work experience
I have been took part in a 10 year joint project, that is, Core University program with the Soil and Water Conservation Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences from 2001. The project is being funded by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The main subject is “Combating Desertification and Enhancing Rural Development in Inland of China”. I have been studied in subject 1 named as “Analysis on process and influence of desertification”, and mainly target the energy and water balances in the river basin using the technique of remote- sensing and numerical model.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Ph.D (Tohoku University, 1999)
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Kimura, R., Okada, S., Miura, H. and Kamichika, M.(2004) : Relationships among the leaf area index, moisture availability, and spectral reflectance in an upland rice field. Agric. Water. Management, 69, 83-100._x000D_
2. Kimura, R., Kamichika, M., Takayama, N., Matsuoka, N. and Zhang, X. (2004): Heat balance and soil moisture in the Loess Plateau, China. J. Agric. Meteorol, 60(2), 103-113._x000D_
3. Kato, T., R. Kimura and M. Kamichika (2004): Estimation of Evapotranspiration, Transpiration Ratio and Water Use Efficiency from a Sparse Canopy using a Compartment Model. Agric. Water. Management, 65, 173-191._x000D_
4. Kimura, R. and J.Kondo (1999): Studies on the re1ationships among the leaf transfer coefficient for water vapor, soi1 water content, and spectra1 ref1ectance. J. Metor. Soc. Jpn, 77(4),873-886._x000D_
5. Kimura, R. and J. Kondo (1998): Heat ba1ance mode1 over a vegetated area and its application to a paddy field. J. Meteor. Soc. Jpn, 76(6),937-953.
Organisation name
Tottori University
Organisation street address
1390, Hamasaka, 680-0001
Organisation city
Tottori, Japan
Organisation country