Manager, Storm, Flood and Landslide Research Division
National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience
3-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba 305-0006, Japan
Dr. Sci.: Science of Atmosphere and Hydrosphere, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University (1995)
M.S.: Science of Atmosphere and Hydrosphere, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University (1989)
Meteorological College, Japan Meteorological Agency (1983-1987)
04/2011-present: Principal Chief Researcher, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience
10/1998-03/2011: Chief Researcher, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
03/1997-03/1998: Visiting Researcher, Institute of Hydrology, UK
04/1992-09/1998: Researcher, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
12/2011-present: Professor, Cooperative Graduate School System, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba
07/2017-present: Visiting Professor, Tokyo University of Science
07/2017-present: Visiting Professor, Kagoshima University
06/2007-11/2011: Associate Professor, Cooperative Graduate School System, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Awards for Science and Technology, the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2013, "Development of quantitative precipitation estimation method using X-band multi-parameter radar", with Dr. Maki, Dr. Iwanami, and Dr. Maesaka)
28) P.C.,Shakti, H.Kmimera and R. Misumi, 2020, Inundation Analysis of the Oda River Basin in Japan during the Flood Event of 6–7 July 2018 Utilizing Local and Global Hydrographic Data, Water, 15, 12(4), 1005; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12041005.
27) Uetake, J., Y. Tobo and Y., Uji, Y., Hill, T. C. J., DeMott, P. J., Kreidenweis, S. M., Misumi, R., 2019, Seasonal changes of airborne bacterial communities over Tokyo and influence of local meteorology, Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.01572.
26) Hashimoto, A., H. Motoyoshi, N. Orikasa, and R. Misumi, 2020: Process-Tracking Scheme Based on Bulk Microphysics to Diagnose the Features of Snow Particles, SOLA, 16, 51-56.
25) Misumi, R., Y. Shoji, K. Saito, H. Seko, N. Seino, S. Suzuki, Y. Shusse, K. Hirano, S. Belair, V. Chandrasekar, D. Lee, A. Pereira Filho, T. Nakatani, and M. Maki, 2019: Results of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area Convection Study for Extreme Weather Resilient Cities (TOMACS). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100, 2027-2041.
24) P.C., S., T. Nakatani, and R. Misumi, 2019: The Role of the Spatial Distribution of Radar Rainfall on Hydrological Modeling for an Urbanized River Basin in Japan. Water, 11(8), 1703; https://doi.org/10.3390/w11081703
23) R.Misumi, Y. Uji, Y. Tobo, K. Miura, J. Uetake, Y. Iwamoto, T. Maesaka and K. Iwanami, 2018, Characteristics of droplet size distributions in low-level stratiform clouds observed from Tokyo Skytree, Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 96, 405-413.
22) R.Misumi, N. Sakurai, T. Maesaka, S.-I. Suzuki, S. Shimizu, and K. Iwanami, 2018: Transition process from non-precipitating cumuli to precipitating convective clouds over mountains: Observation by Ka-band Doppler radar and stereo photogrammetry. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 96A, 51-66.
21) P.C.,Shakti, R.Misumi, T. Nakatani, K. Iwanami, M. Maki, T. Maesaka, and K. Hirano, 2016, Acuracy of quantitative precipitation estimation using operational weather radars: A case study of heavy rainfall on 9-10 September 2015 in the East Kanto region, Japan, Journal of Disaster Research, 11, 1003-1016.
20) T. Nakatani, R. Misumi, Y.Shoji, K.Saito, H.Seko, N.Seino, S.Suzuki, Y.Shusse, T.Maesaka, and H.Sugawara, 2015, Tokyo Metropolitan Area Convection Study for Extreme Weather Resilient Cities, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 123-126. http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00209.1.
19) P.C.,Shakti, R.Misumi, T. Nakatani, K. Iwanami, M. Maki, A. Seed, and K. Hirano, 2015, Comparison of rainfall nowcasting derived from the STEPS model and JMA precipitation nowcasts, Hydrological Research Letters, 9, 54-60.
18) Y. Shusse, M. Maki and S. Shimizu, K. Iwanami, T. Maesaka, S. Suzuki, N. Sakurai, R.Misumi, 2015, Relationship between precipitation core behavior in cumulonimbus clouds and surface rainfall intensity on 18 August 2011 in the Kanto region, Japan, Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 93, 215-228.
17) R.Misumi, H.Motoyoshi, S.Yamaguchi, S.Nakai, M.Ishizaka and Y.Fujiyoshi, 2014, Empirical Relationships for Estimating Liquid-Water Fraction of Melting Snowflakes. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 53, 2232-2245.
16) N.Nishiwaki, R.Misumi, S.Shimizu, T.Maesaka, K.Iwanami, N.Sakurai, M.Maki, S.Suzuki, A.Kato and A.Yamaji, 2013, Behavior and Structure of Convective Clouds Developing around a Mountainous Area Observed by Stereo Photogrammetry and Ka-Band and X-Band Radars: Case Study of Northern Kanto, Japan, Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 91, 609-626.
15) Nakai, S., T. Sato and A. Sato, H. Hirashima, M. Nemoto, H. Motoyoshi, K. Iwamoto, R.Misumi, I. Kamiishi, T. Kobayashi, K. Kosugi, S. Yamaguchi, O. Abe, M. Ishizaka, 2012, A Snow Disaster Forecasting System (SDFS) constructed from field observations and laboratory experiments., Cold Regions Sci. Tech., 70, 53-61.
14）S.Yoshida, R.Misumi, S.Shimizu, T.Maesaka, K.Iwanami and M.Maki, 2012, Validation of Short-Term Forecasting of Meso-γ-Scale Convective Systems Based on a Cell-Tracking System, Scientific Online Letters on the Atmosphere, 8, 141-144.
13）N.Sakurai, K.Iwanami, T.Maesaka, S.Suzuki, S.Shimizu, R.Misumi, D.Kim and M.Maki, 2012, Case study of misoscale convective echo behavior associated with cumulonimbus development Observed by Ka-band Doppler Radar in the Kanto Region, Japan., Scientific Online Letters on the Atmosphere, 8, 107-110.
12）A.Kato, M.Maki and K.Iwanami, R.Misumi, T.Maesaka, 2012, Quantitative Precipitation Estimate by Complementary Application of X-band Polarimetric Radar and C-band Conventional Radar, IAHS Red Book Series, 351, 169-175.
11) N.Nishiwaki, R.Misumi and M.Maki, 2010, Relationship between Orographic Enhancement of Rainfall Rate and Movement Speed of Radar Echoes: Case Study of Typhoon 0709, Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 88, 931-936.
10) R.Misumi, A.Hashimoto, M.Murakami, N.Kuba, N.Orikasa, A.Saito, T.Tajiri, K.Yamashita and J.P.Chen, 2010, Microphysical structure of a developing convective snow cloud simulated by an improved version of the multi-dimensional bin model, Atmospheric Science Letters, 11, 186-191.
9) S.Suzuki, T.Maesaka, K.Iwanami, R.Misumi, S.Shimizu and M.Maki, 2010, Multi-Parameter Radar Observation of a Downburst Storm in Tokyo on 12 July 2008, Scientific Online Letters on the Atmosphere, 6, 53-56.
8) C.Takahashi, H.Uyeda, M.Maki,K.Iwanami and R.Misumi, 2008, Relationships among Structures, Development Processes, and Heating Profiles for Two Mesoscale Convective Systems in Inactive Phase of a Large-Scale Disturbance over Northern Australia during the Southern Summer in 1998-1999 , Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 86, 81-117.
7) M.Maki, K.Iwanami, R.Misumi, S.-G.Park, H.Moriwaki, K.Maruyama, I.Watabe, D.-I.Lee, M.Jang, H.-K.Kim, V. N. Bringi, and H.Uyeda, 2005, Semi-operational rainfall observations with X-band multi-parameter radar , Atmospheric Science Letters, 6(1), 12-18."
6) S.Nakai, K.Iwanami, R.Misumi, S.-G.Park and T.Kobayashi, 2005, A Classification of Snow Clouds by Doppler Radar Observations at Nagaoka, Japan, SOLA, 1, 161-164.
5) R.Misumi, V.A.Bell and R.J.Moore, 2001, River flow forecasting using a rainfall disaggregation model incorporating small-scale topographic effects, Meteorological Applications, 8, 297-305.
4) R.Misumi, 1996, A study of the heavy rainfall over the Ohsumi Peninsula (Japan) caused by Typhoon 9307 , Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 74, 101-113.
3) R.Misumi, 1994, Variations of large-scale characteristics associated with the increment of Baiu precipitation around 1950, Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 72, 107-121.
2) R.Misumi, M.Divjak, S.Tanahashi and T.Takeda, 1994, A numerical study on the formation of organized convective storms: Part I. Formation patterns of long-lasting cells, Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 72, 235-253.
1) R.Misumi, M.Divjak, S.Tanahashi and T.Takeda, 1994, A numerical study on the formation of organized convective storms: Part II. Dependence of "broken-line formation" of squall-line on its line direction, Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 72, 873-884.
08/2008-08/2016: The International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation (ICCP)
07/2013-12/2016: International Science Steering Committee, Tokyo Metropolitan Area Convection Study for Extreme Weather Resilient Cities (TOMACS)
06/2010-present: American Meteorological Society
12/1986-present: Meteorological Society of Japan (2006-present: Editor of SOLA, 2009-present: Member of Meteorological Disaster Committee)
10/1992-present: Japan Society for Natural Disaster Science