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  • Kotsuki, S., Terasaki, K., Satoh, M., Miyoshi, T., 2023: Ensemble-based Data Assimilation of GPM DPR Reflectivity: Cloud Microphysics Parameter Estimation with the Nonhydrostatic Icosahedral Atmospheric Model (NICAM). J. Geophys. Res: Atmosphere, DOI:10.1029/2022JD037447, accepted (2023/02/09).


  • Kodama, T., Takasuka, D., Sherriff-Tadano, S., Kuroda, T., Miyakawa, T., Abe-Ouchi, A., Satoh, M. , 2022: Climate of high obliquity exo-terrestrial planets with a three-dimensional cloud resolving climate model. Astrophysical Journal, accepted (2022/10/08).
  • Matsugishi, S., Satoh, M., 2022: Sensitivity of Horizontal Scale of Convective Self-aggregation to Sea Surface Temperature: Radiative Convective Equilibrium Experiments with a Global Nonhydrostatic Model. J. Adv. Model Earth Syst., 14, e2021MS002636, (accepted 2022/04/17; First published: 2022/04/26).
  • Chen, Y.-W., Satoh, M., Kodama, C., Noda, A. T., Yamada, T., 2022: Projection of high clouds and its link to ice hydrometeors: An approach by using long-term global cloud-system resolving simulations. J. Climate, accepted (2022/02/04).


  • Roh, W., Satoh, M., Hohenegger, C., 2021: Intercomparison of cloud properties in DYAMOND simulations over the Atlantic Ocean. J. Meteorol. Soc. Japan, doi:10.2151/jmsj.2021-070. (accepted 2021/07/28).
  • Satoh, M., 2021: ULTIMATE: ULTra-sIte for Measuring Atmosphere of Tokyo Metropolitan Environment. Journal of The Remote Sensing Society of Japan Vol. 41 No. 2, pp. 133-139. (in Japanese)
    佐藤正樹, 2021: ULTIMATE:関東圏ウルトラサイト観測の包括的利用による高解像度数値モデルの連携研究推進. 日本リモートセンシング学会誌, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 133-139


  • Seiki, T., Roh, W., 2020: Improvements in super-cooled liquid water simulations of low-level mixed-phase clouds over the Southern Ocean using a single-column model. J. Atmos. Sci., 77, 3803-3819, (accepted: 2020/08/19; EOR published: 2020/08/25; on line published: 2020/10/21).
  • Ohno, T., Noda. A.T., Satoh, M., 2020: Importance of sub-grid ice cloud physics in a turbulence scheme to high clouds and their response to global warming. J. Meteorol. Soc. Japan, 98, 1069-1081, doi:10.2151/jmsj.2020-054 (accepted 2020/06/25; online published 2020/07/20).
  • Kotsuki S., Sato Y., and Miyoshi T., 2020: Data Assimilation for Climate Research: Model Parameter Estimation of Large Scale Condensation Scheme. J. Geophys. Res., 125, e2019JD031304. doi:10.1029/2019JD031304


  • Satoh, M., Yamada, Y., Sugi, M., Kodama, C., Noda, A. T., 2019: Tropical cyclone studies with the global non-hydrostatic model NICAM. Gekkan Kaiyo, 62 Extra Edition, July 2019, (in Japanese).
    佐藤正樹, 山田洋平, 杉正人, 小玉知央, 野田暁, 2019: 全球非静力学モデルNICAMによる台風研究. 月刊海洋2019年7月号・号外.
  • Nasuno, T., 2019: Moisture transport over the western Maritime Continent during the 2015 and 2017 YMC Sumatra campaigns in global cloud-system-resolving simulations, SOLA, 15, 99-106. (accepted on 2019/04/09; online published 2019/05/16)
  • Shibuya, R., and Sato, K., 2019: A study of the dynamical characteristics of inertia--gravity waves in the Antarctic mesosphere combining the PANSY radar and a non-hydrostatic general circulation model. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 19, 3395-3415. doi:10.5194/acp-19-3395-2019.
  • Miura, H., 2019: Difficulties in the Subgrid-Scale Redistribution of Moisture of a Global Cloud-Resolving Model.In: Randall D., Srinivasan J., Nanjundiah R., Mukhopadhyay P. (eds) Current Trends in the Representation of Physical Processes in Weather and Climate Models. Springer Atmospheric Sciences. Springer, Singapore, 207-217.
  • Jinno, T., Miyakawa, T., Satoh, M., 2019: NICAM predictability of the monsoon gyre over the western North Pacific during August 2016. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 97, 533-540, doi:10.2151/jmsj.2019-017 (accepted 2018/11/18; published 2019/04/09).


  • Miyakawa, T., Noda, A. T., Kodama, C., 2018: The impact of hybrid usage of a cumulus parameterization scheme on tropical convection and large-scale circulations in a global cloud-system resolving model. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., (accepted 2018/11/06; First published: 2018/11/09).
  • Ikeda, M., Nasuno, T., 2018: Construction of near real-time forecast system using global nonhydrostatic model and actual uses at JAMSTEC intensive observations. JAMSTEC Rep. Res. Dev., 27, 47-56, (in Japanese). [池田 美紀子,那須野 智江, 2018: 全球非静力学モデルを用いた準実時間予測計算システムの構築とJAMSTEC集中観測における実利用. JAMSTEC Rep. Res. Dev., Volume 27, September 2018, 47-56.]
  • Ohno, T., Satoh, M., 2018: Roles of cloud microphysics on cloud responses to sea surface temperatures in radiative-convective equilibrium experiments using a high-resolution global nonhydrostatic model. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., (accepted 2018/06/30; first published 2018/07/10).
  • Takasuka, D., Satoh, M., Miyakawa, T., and Miura, H., 2018 Initiation Processes of the Tropical Intraseasonal Variability Simulated in an Aqua-planet Experiment: What is the Intrinsic Mechanism for MJO Onset? J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 10, 1047-1073. (2018/03/27 accepted, 2018/04/20 published online)
  • Roh, W., Satoh, M., 2018: Extension of a multisensor satellite radiance-based evaluation for cloud system resolving models. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 96, 55-63, doi:10.2151/jmsj.2018-002 (accepted 2017/09/17).


  • Miyakawa, T., and Sato, T., 2017: Global Cloud/Cloud-System Resolving Models and the Madden-Julian Oscillation. Chapter 14 of "In The Global Monsoon System: Research and Forecast, 3rd edition" (Eds. Chang, C.-P., Kuo, H.-C., Lau, N.-C., Johnson, R. H., Wang, B., Wheelet, M. C.), World Scientific Sereies on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate, Vol. 9, 173-184, (Mar 2017, published).
  • Kotsuki, S., Ota, Y. and Miyoshi, T., 2017: Adaptive covariance relaxation methods for ensemble data assimilation: Experiments in the real atmosphere. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 143, 2001-2015, doi:10.1002/qj.3060 (2017/4/19 accepted).


  • Matsuoka, D., and Oouchi, K., 2016: 3-Dimensional Classification and Visualization of Clouds Simulated by Cloud-Resolving Atmospheric General Circulation Model. Theory, Methodology, Tools and Applications for Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems. Volume 645 of the series Communications in Computer and Information Science, 57-67.
  • Satoh, M., Aramaki, K., and Sawada, M., 2016: Structure of tropical convective systems in aqua-planet experiments: Radiative-convective equilibrium versus the Earth-like experiment.SOLA, 12, 220-224. doi:10.2151/sola.2016-044 (2016/06/27)
  • Yoshizaki, M., 2016: Comparison of Models Having Positive-only Wave CISK with the NICAM Outputs about Eastward Propagation of Super Clusters in the Equatorial Region -Part 1. Approach from a Full Model-. 地球環境研究, 18, 1-15.
  • Yoshizaki, M., 2016: Comparison of Models Having Positive-only Wave CISK with the NICAM Outputs about Eastward Propagation of Super Clusters in the Equatorial Region -Part 2. Approach from a Simplest Model-, 地球環境研究, 18, 17-27.
  • Noda, A. T., Seiki, T., Satoh, M., Yamada, Y., 2016: High cloud size dependency in the applicability of the fixed anvil temperature hypothesis using global non-hydrostatic simulations. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 2307-2314, DOI:10.1002/2016GL067742. (2016/02/16)


  • Iga, S., 2015: Smooth, seamless, and structured grid generation with flexibility in resolution distribution on a sphere based on conformal mapping and the spring dynamics method. J. Comp. Phys., 297, 381-406, doi:10.1016/ (2015.6.4).
  • Dai, T., Shi, G., Nakajima, T., 2015: Analysis and Evaluation of the Global Aerosol Optical Properties Simulated by an Online Aerosol-coupled Non-hydrostatic Icosahedral Atmospheric Model. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 32, 743-758, doi:10.1007/s00376-014-4098-z.
  • Eguchi, N., K. Kodera, and T. Nasuno, 2015: A global non-hydrostatic model study of a downward coupling through the tropical tropopause layer during a stratospheric sudden warming. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 297-304. doi:10.5194/acp-15-297-2015


  • Noda, A. T. and M. Satoh, 2014: Intermodel variances of subtropical stratocumulus environments simulated in CMIP5 models. Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 7754-7761, doi:10.1002/2014GL061812.
  • Goto, D., 2014: Modeling of black carbon in Asia using a global-to-regional seamless aerosol-transport model. Environmental Pollution, 195, 330-335. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2014.06.006
  • Seiki, T., Satoh, M., Tomita, H., Nakajima, T., 2014: Simultaneous evaluation of ice cloud microphysics and non-sphericity of the cloud optical properties using hydrometeor video sonde and radiometer sonde in-situ observations. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 6681-6701, doi:10.1002/2013JD021086.
  • Kodama, C., Iga, S., Satoh, M., 2014: Impact of the sea surface temperature rise on storm-track clouds in global non-hydrostatic aqua-planet simulations. Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 3545-3552, doi:10.1002/2014GL059972.
  • Oouchi, K, M. Satoh, Y. Yamada, H. Tomita, M. Sugi, 2014: A hypothesis and a case-study projection of an influence of MJO modulation on boreal-summer tropical cyclogenesis in a warmer climate with a global non-hydrostatic model: a transition toward the central Pacific?, Front. Earth Sci.2:1, doi:10.3389/feart.2014.00001.



  • Kodama C., A. T. Noda, and M. Satoh, An Assessment of the cloud signals simulated by NICAM using ISCCP, CALIPSO, and CloudSat satellite simulators, J. Geophys. Res, doi:10.1029/2011JD017317.
  • Oouchi, K., H. Taniguchi, T. Nasuno, M. Satoh, H. Tomita, Y. Yamada, M. Ikeda, R. Shirooka, H. Yamada, K. Yoneyama, 2012: A prototype quasi real-time intra-seasonal forecasting of tropical convection over the warm pool region: a new challenge of global cloud-system-resolving model for a field campaign. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Eds. K. Oouchi and H. Fudeyasu, pp.233-248.
  • Yamada, Y., K. Oouchi, M. Satoh, A.T. Noda and H.Tomita, 2011: Sensitivity of tropical cyclones to large-scale environment in a global non-hydrostatic model with explicit cloud microphysics. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., (Eds. K. Oouchi and H. Fudeyasu), Chapter 7, 145-159.
  • Yanase, W., Satoh, M., Iga, S., Chan, J. C. L., Fudeyasu, H., Wang, Y., Oouchi, K., 2011: Multi-scale dynamics of tropical cyclone formations in an equilibrium simulation using a global cloud-system resolving model. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., (Eds. K. Oouchi and H. Fudeyasu), Chapter 10, 221-231.
  • Oouchi, K., M. Satoh, and W. Mashiko., 2012: Tropical cyclone research with numerical models -Current status and future prospect. Kisyo-kenkyu Note. Meteorological Society of Japan (in Japanese), in press.
  • Yoshizaki, M., Yasunaga, K., Iga, S.-I., Satoh, M., Nasuno, T., Noda, A. T., Tomita, H., 2012: Why do super clusters and Madden Julian Oscillation exist over the equatorial region? SOLA, 8, 33-36, doi:10.2151/sola.2012-009.
  • Yoshizaki, M., Iga S., and Satoh, M., 2012: Eastward propagating property of large-scale precipitation systems simulated in the coarse-resolution NICAM and an explanation of its formation. SOLA, 8, 21-24, doi:10.2151/sola.2012-006.
  • Noda, A. T., Oouchi, K., Satoh, M., Tomita, H., 2012: Quantitative assessment of diurnal variation of tropical convection simulated by a global nonhydrostatic model without cumulus parameterization. J. Climate, 25, 5119-5134.
  • Yanase, W., Satoh, M., Taniguchi, H., Fujinami, H., 2012: Seasonal and intra-seasonal modulation of tropical cyclogenesis environment over the Bay of Bengal during the extended summer monsoon. J. Climate, 25, 2914-2930.
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  • Oouchi, K. 2011: Tropical cyclone (genesis, development, general characteristics, disaster and climate issues), Earth Environment - Observation and Prediction, Asakura-Syoten, (Eds. M. Yoshizaki et al.), (in Japanese), accepted.
  • Miyakawa, T., Takayabu, Y. N., Nasuno, T., Miura, H., Satoh, M., Moncrieff, M. W., 2011: Convective momentum transport by rainbands within a Madden-Julian oscillation in a global nonhydrostatic model with explicit deep convective processes. Part I: Methodology and general results. J. Atmos. Sci., 69, 1317-1338.
  • Tsuchiya, C., Sato, K., Nasuno, T., Noda, A. T., Satoh, M., 2011: Universal frequency spectra of surface meteorological fluctuations. J. Climate, 24, 4718-4732, doi: 10.1175/2011JCLI4196.1.
  • Niwa,Y., Tomita,H., Satoh,M., Imasu,R., 2011: A three-dimensional icosahedral grid advection scheme preserving monotonicity and consistency with continuity for atmospheric tracer transport. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 89, 255-268.
  • Iga, S., Tomita, H., Tsushima, Y., Satoh, M., 2011: Sensitivity of upper tropospheric ice clouds and their impacts on the Hadley circulation using a global cloud-system resolving model. J. Climate, 24, 2666-2679. doi:10.1175/2010JCLI3472.1
  • Nasuno,T and M. Satoh, 2011: Statistical relation between maximum vertical velocity and surface precipitation of convective clouds in a global nonhydrostatic aquaplanet experiment. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 89, 553-561.
  • Nasuno,T and M. Satoh, 2011: Properties of precipitation and in-cloud vertical motion in a global nonhydrostatic aquaplanet experiment. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 89, 413-439.
  • Fujita, M., Yoneyama, K., Mori, S., Nasuno, T., Satoh, M., 2011: Diurnal convection peaks over the eastern Indian Ocean off Sumatra during different MJO phases. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, MAHASRI special issue, 89A, 317-330.


  • Satoh, M., 2010 : Climate Study Using a Global Cloud-resolving Model. Journal of Geography, 119(3), 1-3. (in Japanese)
  • Taniguchi, H., W. Yanase, M. Satoh, 2010: Ensemble simulation of cyclone Nargis by a Global Cloud-system-resolving Model -- modulation of cyclogenesis by the Madden-Julian Oscillation. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 88, 571-591.
  • Satoh, M., Inoue, T., and Miura, H., 2010: Evaluations of cloud properties of global and local cloud system resolving models using CALIPSO and CloudSat simulators, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D00H14, doi:10.1029/2009JD012247.
  • Oouchi, K., M. Satoh, Y. Yamada, and H. Tomita, 2010: Change of tropical cyclone and season-long climate state in a global warming experiment with a global cloud-system resolving model. Hurricanes and Climate Change,2nd ed., Springer. (in press)
 ▲ Featured in "Research Highlights" in Nature, Apr 22 (2010) doi:10.1038/4641107c, Climate change: “Fewer, taller, fiercer”, Nature, 464, 1107.


  • Suzuki, K., 2009: A study of aerosol indirect effect with a global cloud-resolving model. Earozoru Kenkyu, 24, 250-255 (in Japanese).
  • Kondo, K., Tanaka, H. L., 2009: Applying the local ensemble transform Kalman filter to the Nonhydrostatic Icosahedral Atmospheric Model (NICAM). SOLA, 2009, Vol. 5, 121-124, doi:10.2151/sola.2009-031.
  • Tomita, H. (2009): Analysis of Spurious Surface Temperature at the Atmosphere-Land Interface and a New Method to Solve the Surface Energy Balance Equation. J. Hydorometeor. 10. 833-844.
  • Collins, W. D., Satoh, M. 2009: Simulating Global Clouds, Past, Present, and Future. Chap 20 of "Heintzenberg, J., and R. J. Charlson, eds. 2009. Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System: Their Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation." Struengmann Forum Report, vol. 2. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, pp.469-486.
  • Quaas, J. S. Bony, W. D. Collins, L. Donner, A. Illingworth, A. Jones, U. Lohmann, M. Satoh, S. E. Schwartz,W.-K. Tao, and R. Wood, 2009: Current understanding and quantification of clouds in the changing climate system and strategies for reducing critical uncertainties. Chap 24 of "Heintzenberg, J., and R. J. Charlson, eds. 2009. Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System: Their Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation." Struengmann Forum Report, vol. 2. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, pp.557-573.
  • Satoh, M., Matsuda, Y. (2009) : Statistics on high-cloud areas and their sensitivities to cloud microphysics using single-cloud experiments. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 2659-2677.
  • Nasuno,T., H. Miura, H., M. Satoh, A. T. Noda, and K. Oouchi, 2009: Multi-scale organization of convection in a global numerical simulation of the December 2006 MJO event using explicit moist processes. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 87, 335-345. (C) Copyright 2009, Meteorological Society of Japan (MSJ). Permission has been provided by MSJ to place a copy of the articles on this server. MSJ will not guarantee that the copy provided here is an accurate one published in the Journal.
  • Suzuki, K., and G. L. Stephens (2009): Relationship between radar reflectivity and the time scale of warm rain formation in a global cloud-resolving model. Atmos. Res., doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2008.12.010.


  • Tomita, H., K. Goto, M. Satoh, 2008: A new approach of atmospheric general circulation model - Global cloud resolving model NICAM and its computational performance -. SIAM, J. Sci. Comput., 30, 2755-2776; DOI. 10.1137/070692273.
  • Masunaga, H., Satoh, M., Miura, H. (2008) : A Joint Satellite and Global Cloud-Resolving Model Analysis of a Madden-Julian Oscillation event: Model Diagnosis. J. Geophys. Res.,113, D17210, doi:10.1029/2008JD009986.
  • Tomita, H. (2008a) : A stretched grid on a sphere by new grid transformation. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 86A, 107-119.
  • Tomita, H. (2008b) : New microphysical schemes with five and six categories by diagnostic generation of cloud ice. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 86A, 121-142.
  • Satoh, M. (2008) : Numerical simulations of heavy rainfalls by a global cloud-resolving model. J. Disaster Research, 3, 33-38.
  • Nasuno, T., 2008: Equatorial mean zonal wind in a global nonhydrostatic aquaplanet experiment. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 86A, 219-236. (C) Copyright 2008, Meteorological Society of Japan (MSJ). Permission has been provided by MSJ to place a copy of the articles on this server. MSJ will not guarantee that the copy provided here is an accurate one published in the Journal.


  • Miura,H. (2007) An upwind-baiased conservative advection scheme for spherical hexagonal-pentagonal grids. Mon. Wea. Rev., 135, 4038-4044.
  • Satoh, M. (2007) : A road to a global nonhydostatic model. Tenki, 54.9 769-772.
  • Sato, T., Miura, H., Satoh, M. (2007) : Spring diurnal cycle of clouds over Tibetan Plateau: global cloud-resolving simulations and satellite observations. Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L18816, doi:10.1029/2007GL030782


  • Satoh, M.(2006) : Climate research on a next generation global cloud-resolving model. Parity, 21, 56-57. (in Japanese)
  • Tomita, H., 2006: Development of nonhydrostatic atmospheric general circulation model using an icosahedral grid. (in japanese) Nagare, 25, 181-186.



  • Tomita, H. and Satoh, M. (2004) : A new dynamical framework of nonhydrostatic global model using the icosahedral grid. Fluid Dyn. Res., 34, 357-400. DOI:10.1016/j.fluiddyn.2004.03.003


  • Satoh, M. (2003) : Conservative scheme for a compressible nonhydrostatic model with moist processes. Mon. Wea. Rev., 131, 1033-1050
  • Tomita,H., Satoh,M., Goto, K.(2003) Development of a nonhydrostatic general circulation model using an icosahedral grid. Parallel computational fluid dynamics, Eds. Matsuno, K., Ecer, A., Periaux, J., Satofuka, N., Fox, P., Elsevier Science, 115-123.
  • Goto, K., Tomita,H., Satoh,M.(2003) Computational performance of the dynamical part of the next generation climeta model using an icosahedral grid on the Earth Simulator. Parallel computational fluid dynamics, Eds. Matsuno, K., Ecer, A., Periaux, J., Satofuka, N., Fox, P., Elsevier Science, 63-69.


  • Satoh, M. (2002) : Conservative scheme for the compressible nonhydrostatic models with the horizontally explicit and vertically implicit time integration scheme. Mon. Wea. Rev., 130, 1227-1245
  • Satoh,M., Tomita,M., Tsugawa,M. (2002) : Development of a global nonhydrostatic model. Gekkan Kaiyo, 34, 101-106 (in Japanese)


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