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Shoichi Shige
Associate Professor, PhD.
Climate Physics Lab., Div. Earth & Planetary Sci.,
Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Kiashirakawa-Oiwake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8502, JAPAN
E-mail: shige at kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Voice/Fax: +81-75-753-4271


Education

    Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Kyoto University, 2001
    M.S., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Kyoto University, 1997
    B.S., Science, Kyoto University, 1995

Experience

    Visiting Faculty, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, August 2013 - January 2014
    Associate Professor, Division of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, August 2009 - present
    Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, April 2004 - July 2009
    Invited Scientist, Earth Observation Research Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, April 2001 - March 2004
    Visiting Scientist, Goddard Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, November 2000 - February 2001
    Research Fellow for Young Scientist, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, January 1999 - March 2001

Professional Society Memberships

    IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, 2008-2019
    Remote Sensing Society of Japan, 2005-present
    American Geophysical Union, 2005-present
    American Meteorological Society, 2002-present
    Meteorological Society of Japan, 1995-present

Paper

    Shige, S., 1999: Disturbances of 1-2 hour-periods observed in the tropical lower troposphere during the TOGA-COARE IOP. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 77, 1123-1136. [Abstract] [PDF] © 1999 Meteorological Society of Japan

    Shige, S. and T. Satomura, 2000: The gravity wave response in the troposphere around deep convection. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 78, 789-801. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2000 Meteorological Society of Japan

    Shige, S. and T. Satomura, 2001: Westward generation of eastward-moving tropical convective bands in TOGA COARE. J. Atmos. Sci., 58, 3724-3740. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2001 American Meteorological Society

    Shige, S., Y. N. Takayabu, W.-K. Tao, and D. E. Johnson, 2004: Spectral retrieval of latent heating profiles from TRMM PR data. Part I: Development of a model-based algorithm. J. Appl. Meteor., 43, 1095-1113. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2004 American Meteorological Society

    Takahashi, N., S. Shige, S. Satoh, S. Shimizu, and S. Seto, 2005a: A review of rain retrieval algorithms for space borne microwave radiometers Part I: Overview of the rain retrieval algorithm (in Japanese). J. Remote Sens. Soc. Japan, 25, 101-109. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2005 The Remote Sensing Society of Japan

    Takahashi, N., S. Shige, S. Satoh, S. Shimizu, and S. Seto, 2005b: A review of rain retrieval algorithms for space borne microwave radiometers Part II: Deterministic rain retrieval algorithms (in Japanese). J. Remote Sens. Soc. Japan, 25, 221-230. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2005 The Remote Sensing Society of Japan

    Takahashi, N., S. Shige, S. Satoh, S. Shimizu, and S. Seto, 2005c: A review of rain retrieval algorithms for space borne microwave radiometers Part III: Probabilistic rain retrieval algorithms (in Japanese).J. Remote Sens. Soc. Japan, 25, 289-297. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2005 The Remote Sensing Society of Japan

    Ushio, T., K. Okamoto, T. Inoue, S. Shige, H. Hashizume, and Y. Iida, 2005: On the use of geo-IR data for the microwave radiometer based global precipitation Map (in Japanese). J. Remote Sens. Soc. Japan, 25, 367-371. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2005 The Remote Sensing Society of Japan

    Takahashi, N., S. Shige, S. Satoh, S. Shimizu, and S. Seto, 2005d: A review of rain retrieval algorithms for space borne microwave radiometers Part IV: Inter-comparison among algorithms (in Japanese). J. Remote Sens. Soc. Japan, 25, 384-398. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2005 The Remote Sensing Society of Japan

    Shige, S., H. Sasaki, K. Okamoto, and T. Iguchi, 2006: Validation of rainfall estimates from the TRMM precipitation radar and microwave imager using a radiative transfer model: 1. Comparison of the version-5 and -6 products. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L13803, doi:10.1029/2006GL026350. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2006 American Geophysical Union

    Tao, W.-K., E. A. Smith, R. F. Adler, Z. S. Haddad, A. Y. Hou, T. Iguchi, R. Kakar, T. N. Krishnamurti, C. D. Kummerow, S. Lang, R. Meneghini, K. Nakamura, T. Nakazawa, K. Okamoto, W. S. Olson, S. Satoh, S. Shige, J. Simpson, Y. Takayabu, G. J. Tripoli, and S. Yang, 2006: Retrieval of latent heating from TRMM measurements. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 87, 1555-1572. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2006 American Meteorological Society

    Morita, J., Y. N. Takayabu, S. Shige, and Y. Kodama, 2006: Analysis of rainfall characteristics of the Madden-Julian oscillation using TRMM satellite data. Dyn. Atmos. Oceans, 42, 107-126. [LINK] [PDF] © 2006 Elsevier B.V.

    Sasaki, H., S. Shige, and K. Okamoto, 2007: Improvements of brightness temperature simulations for validation of TRMM rainfall products (in Japanese). J. Remote Sens. Soc. Japan, 27, 153-166. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2007 The Remote Sensing Society of Japan

    Shige, S., Y. N. Takayabu, W.-K. Tao, and C.-L. Shie, 2007: Spectral retrieval of latent heating profiles from TRMM PR data. Part II: Algorithm improvement and heating estimates over tropical ocean regions. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 46, 1098-1124. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2007 American Meteorological Society

    Kubota, T., S. Shige, H. Hashizume, K. Aonashi, N. Takahashi, S. Seto, M. Hirose, Y. N. Takayabu, T. Ushio, K. Nakagawa, K. Iwanami, M. Kachi, and K. Okamoto, 2007: Global precipitation map using satellite-borne microwave radiometers by the GSMaP project : Production and validation. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 45, 2259-2275. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2007 IEEE

    Noda, S., K. Sasashige, D. Katagami, T. Ushio, T. Kubota, K. Okamoto, Y. Iida, S. Kida, S. Shige, T. Shimomura, K. Aonashi, T. Inoue, T. Morimoto, and Z. Kawasaki, 2007: Mapping global precipitation with satellite born microwave radiometer and infrared radiometer using Kalman filter (in Japanese). J. Remote Sens. Soc. Japan, 27, 474-482. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2007 The Remote Sensing Society of Japan

    Shige, S., Y. N. Takayabu, and W.-K. Tao, 2008: Spectral retrieval of latent heating profiles from TRMM PR data. Part III: Estimating apparent moisture sink profiles over tropical oceans. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 47, 620-640. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2008 American Meteorological Society

    Okamoto, K. and S. Shige, 2008: TRMM precipitation radar and its observation results (in Japanese). IEICE Trans. Commun., J91-B, 723-733. (Invited paper) [Abstract] [PDF] © 2008 IEICE

    Shige, S., T. Watanabe, H. Sasaki, T. Kubota, S. Kida, and K. Okamoto, 2008: Validation of western and eastern Pacific rainfall estimates from the TRMM PR using a radiative transfer model. J. Geophys. Res., 113, D15116, doi:10.1029/2007JD009002. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2008 American Geophysical Union

    Aonashi, K., J. Awaka, M. Hirose, T. Kozu, T. Kubota, G. Liu, S. Shige, S. Kida, S. Seto, N. Takahashi, and Y. N. Takayabu, 2009: GSMaP passive microwave precipitation retrieval algorithm: Algorithm description and validation. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 87A, 119-136. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2009 Meteorological Society of Japan

    Ushio, T., K. Sasashige, T. Kubota, S. Shige, K. Okamoto, K. Aonashi, T. Inoue, N. Takahashi, T. Iguchi, M. Kachi, R. Oki, T. Morimoto, and Z. Kawasaki, 2009: A Kalman filter approach to the Global Satellite Mapping of Precipitation (GSMaP) from combined passive microwave and infrared radiometric data. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 87A, 137-151. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2009 Meteorological Society of Japan

    Kubota, T., S. Shige, K. Aonashi, and K. Okamoto, 2009: Development of nonuniform beamfilling correction method in rainfall retrievals for passive microwave radiometers over ocean using TRMM observations. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 87A, 153-164. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2009 Meteorological Society of Japan

    Kida, S., S. Shige, T. Kubota, K. Aonashi, and K. Okamoto, 2009: Improvement of rain/no-rain classification methods for microwave radiometer observations over ocean using a 37-GHz emission signature. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 87A, 165-181. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2009 Meteorological Society of Japan

    Kubota, T., T. Ushio, S. Shige, S. Kida, M. Kachi, and K. Okamoto, 2009: Verification of high resolution satellite-based rainfall estimates around Japan using a gauge-calibrated ground radar dataset. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 87A, 203-222. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2009 Meteorological Society of Japan

    Shige, S., T. Yamamoto, T. Tsukiyama, S. Kida, H. Ashiwake, T. Kubota, S. Seto, K. Aonashi, and K. Okamoto, 2009a: The GSMaP precipitation retrieval algorithm for microwave sounders. Part I: Over-ocean algorithm. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 47, 3084-3097. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2009 IEEE

    Shige, S., Y. N. Takayabu, S. Kida, W.-K. Tao, X. Zeng, C. Yokoyama, and T. L'Ecuyer, 2009b: Spectral retrieval of latent heating profiles from TRMM PR data. Part IV: Comparisons of lookup tables from two- and three-dimensional cloud-resolving model simulations. J. Climate, 22, 5577-5594. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2009 American Meteorological Society

    Hagos, S., C. Zhang, W.-K. Tao, S. Lang, Y. N. Takayabu, S. Shige, and M. Katsumata, W. S. Olson, and T. L'Ecuyer, 2010: Estimates of tropical latent heating profiles: Commonalities and uncertainties. J. Climate, 23, 542-558. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2010 American Meteorological Society

    Tao, W.-K., S. Lang, X. Zeng, S. Shige, and Y. N. Takayabu, 2010: Convective and stratiform rainfall and their relationship to latent heating. J. Climate, 23, 1874-1893. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2010 American Meteorological Society

    Takayabu,Y. N., S. Shige, W.-K. Tao, and N. Hirota, 2010: Shallow and deep latent heating modes over tropical oceans observed with TRMM PR spectral latent heating data. J. Climate, 23, 2030-2046. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2010 American Meteorological Society

    Elsaesser G. S., C. D. Kummerow, T. S. L'Ecuyer, Y. N. Takayabu, and S. Shige, 2010: Observed self-similarity of precipitation regimes over the tropical oceans. J. Climate, 23, 2686-2698. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2010 American Meteorological Society

    Komukai, J., K. Okamoto, S. Shige, and T. Manabe, 2010a: Analysis of surface normalized radar cross section for the improvement of the TRMM precipitation radar algorithm. Part I: Reference normalized radar cross section over the ocean (in Japanese). J. Remote Sens. Soc. Japan, 30, 221-233. [Abstract]

    Komukai, J., K. Okamoto, S. Shige, and T. Manabe, 2010b: Analysis of surface normalized radar cross section for the improvement of the TRMM precipitation radar algorithm. Part II: Reference normalized radar cross section over the land (in Japanese). J. Remote Sens. Soc. Japan, 30, 234-247. [Abstract]

    Zhang, C., J. Ling, S. Hagos, W.-K. Tao, S. Lang, Y. N. Takayabu, S. Shige, M. Katsumata, W. S. Olson, and T. L'Ecuyer, 2010: MJO signals in latent heating: Results from TRMM retrievals. J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 3488-3508. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2010 American Meteorological Society

    Kida, S., S. Shige, T. Manabe, T. S. L'Ecuyer, and G. Liu, 2010a: Cloud liquid water path for the rain/no-rain classification method over ocean in the GSMaP algorithm, Trans. JSASS Aerospace Tech. Japan, 8, No. ists27, Pn_19-Pn_23. [Abstract]

    Kida, S., S. Shige, and T. Manabe, 2010b: Comparison of rain fractions over tropical and sub-tropical ocean obtained from precipitation retrieval algorithms for microwave sounders. J. Geophys. Res., 115, D24101, doi:10.1029/2010JD014279. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2010 American Geophysical Union

    Jiang, X., D. E. Waliser, W. S. Olson, W.-K. Tao, T. S. L'Ecuyer, S. Shige, K.-F. Li, Y. L. Yung, S. Lang, and Y. N. Takayabu, 2011: Vertical diabatic heating structure of the MJO: Intercomparison between recent reanalyses and TRMM estimates. Mon. Wea. Rev., 139, 3208-3223. [Abstract]

    Kachi, M., T. Kubota, T. Ushio, S. Shige, S. Kida, K. Aonashi, K. Okamoto, and R. Oki, 2011: Development and utilization of gJAXA Global Rainfall Watchh system based on combined microwave and infrared radiometers aboard satellites (in Japanese). IEEJ Trans. Fund. Mater., 131, 729-737. [Abstract]

    Shige, S., S. Kida, H. Ashiwake, T. Kubota, and K. Aonashi, 2013: Improvement of TMI rain retrievals in mountainous areas. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 52, 242-254. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2013 American Meteorological Society

    Taniguchi, A, S. Shige, M. K. Yamamoto, T. Mega, S. Kida, T. Kubota, M. Kachi, T. Ushio, and K. Aonashi, 2013: Improvement of high-resolution satellite rainfall product for Typhoon Morakot (2009) over Taiwan. J. Hydrometeor., 14, 1859-1871. [Abstract] [PDF] © 2013 American Meteorological Society

    Ushio, T., K. Aonashi, T. Kubota, S. Shige, M. Kachi, R. Oki, K. Okamoto, S. Yoshida, and Z. Kawasaki, 2013: Global Satellite Mapping of Precipitation (GSMaP) Project, Int. Water Tech. J., 3, 192-196. [LINK]

    Mahavik, N., T. Satomura, S. Shige, B. Sysouphanthavong, S. Phonevilay, M. Wakabayashi, and S. Baimoung, 2014: Rainfall pattern over the middle of Indochina Peninsula during 2009-2010 summer monsoon. Hydrologic. Res. Lett., 8, 57-63, DOI:10.3178/hrl.8.57. [Abstract]

    Liu, C., S. Shige, Y. N. Takayabu, and E. Zipser, 2015: Latent heating contribution from precipitation systems with different sizes, depths and intensities in the tropics. J. Climate, 28, 186-203, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00370.1. [Abstract]

    Yamamoto, M. K. and S. Shige, 2015: Implementation of an orographic/nonorographic rainfall classification scheme in the GSMaP algorithm for microwave radiometers. Atmos. Res., 163, 36-47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2014.07.024. [LINK]

    Takemura, K., K. Ishioka and S. Shige, 2016: Development of a non-hydrostatic atmospheric model using the Chimera grid method for a steep terrain. Atmos. Sci. Lett., 17: 109-114, DOI:10.1002/asl.633. [Abstract]

    Mega, T. and S. Shige, 2016: Improvements of rain/no-rain classification methods for microwave radiometer over coasts by dynamic surface-type classification. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 33, 1257-1270, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0127.1. [Abstract]

    Shige, S. and C. D. Kummerow, 2016: Precipitation-top heights of heavy orographic rainfall in the Asian monsoon region. J. Atmos. Sci., 73, 3009-3024, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-15-0271.1. [Abstract] [PDF] © Copyright 13 July, 2016 AMS

    Hirose H., M. K. Yamamoto, S. Shige, A. Higuchi, T. Mega, T. Ushio, and A. Hamada, 2016: A rain potential map with high temporal and spatial resolutions retrieved from five geostationary meteorological satellites, SOLA, 12, 297-301, doi:10.2151/sola.2016-058. [PDF]

    Hirose, M., Y. N. Takayabu, A. Hamada, S. Shige, and M. K. Yamamoto, 2017: Impact of long-term observation on the sampling characteristics of TRMM PR precipitation, J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 56, 713-723, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0115.1. [Abstract]

    Yamamoto, M. K., I. Tanaka, and S. Shige, 2017: Improvement of the rain/no-rain classification method for microwave radiometers over the Tibetan plateau. IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 14, 626-630. [Abstract]

    Hirose, M., Y. N. Takayabu, A. Hamada, S. Shige, and M. K. Yamamoto, 2017: Spatial contrast of geographically induced rainfall observed by TRMM PR, J. Climate, 30, 4165-4184, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0442.1. [Abstract]

    Yamamoto, M. K., S. Shige, C.-K. Yu, and L.-W. Chen, 2017: Further improvement of the heavy orographic rainfall retrievals in the GSMaP algorithm for microwave radiometers. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 56, 2607-2619, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0332.1. [Abstract]

    Shige, S., Y. Nakano, and M. K. Yamamoto, 2017: Role of orography, diurnal cycle, and intraseasonal oscillation in summer monsoon rainfall over the Western Ghats and Myanmar coast. J. Climate, 30, 9365-9381, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0858.1. [Abstract] [PDF] © Copyright 31 October, 2017 AMS

    Kobayashi, K., S. Shige, and M. K. Yamamoto, 2018: Vertical gradient of stratiform radar reflectivity below the bright band from the tropics to the extratropical latitudes seen by GPM. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 144 (Suppl. 1), 165-175, doi:10.1002/qj.3271. [Abstract]

    Ueno, K., W. Mito, R. Kanai, Y. Ueji, K. Suzuki, H. Kobayashi, I. Tamagawa, M. K. Yamamoto, and S. Shige, 2019: Distribution of precipitation depending on synoptic scale disturbances with satellite estimate comparisons in the Japanese Alps area during warm seasons (in Japanese). Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi), 128, 31-47. [Abstract]

    Hirose, H., S. Shige, M. K. Yamamoto, and A. Higuchi, 2019: High temporal rainfall estimations from Himawari-8 multiband observations using the random-forest machine-learning method. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 97, 689-710, doi:10.2151/jmsj.2019-040. [PDF] © 2019 Meteorological Society of Japan

    Akiyama, S., S. Shige, M. K. Yamamoto, and T. Iguchi, 2019: Heavy ice precipitation band in an oceanic extratropical cyclone observed by GPM/DPR: 1. A case study. Geophys. Res. Lett., 46. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL082896. [Open Access]

    Shige, S., 2020: Development of latent heating and precipitation estimation methods based on satellite observations and elucidation of orographic rainfall characteristics in the Asian monsoon region -2018 Meteorological Society of Japan Award Commemorative Lecture- (in Japanese). Tenki, 67, 27-41. [PDF] © 2020 Meteorological Society of Japan

    You, Y., N.-Y. Wang, T. Kubota, K. Aonashi, S. Shige, M. Kachi, C. Kummerow, D. Randel, R. Ferraro, S. Braun, and Y. Takayabu, 2020: Comparison of TRMM microwave imager rainfall datasets from NASA and JAXA. J. Hydrometeor., 21, 377-397. [Abstract]

    Kawai, H., and S. Shige, 2020: Marine low clouds and their parameterization in climate models. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 98, 1097-1127, doi:10.2151/jmsj.2020-059. (Invited Review Article) [Full Text] [PDF]

    Aoki, S., and S. Shige, 2021: Large precipitation gradients along the south coast of Alaska revealed by spaceborne radars J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 99, 5-25, doi:10.2151/jmsj.2021-001. [Full Text] [PDF]

Book Chapter
    Shige, S., Kida, S., T. Yamamoto, T. Kubota, and K. Aonashi, 2010: High-Temporal Global Rainfall Maps from Satellite Passive Microwave Radiometers, Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technologies: Modern UWB antennas and equipment, Igor Mini (Ed.), INTECH, 301-312. [LINK]

    Shige, S., M. K. Yamamoto, and A. Taniguchi, 2014: Improvement of TMI Rain Retrieval over the Indian Subcontinent. Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle, Geophysical Monograph 206, Edited by V. Lakshmi, American Geophysical Union, 27-42. [LINK]

    Tao, W.-K., Y. N. Takayabu, S. Lang, S. Shige, W. Olson, A. Hou, G. Skofronick-Jackson, X. Jiang, C. Zhang, W. Lau, T. Krishnamurti, D. Waliser, M. Grecu, P. E. Ciesielski, R. H. Johnson, R. Houze, R. Kakar, N. Nakamura, S. Braun, R. Oki, and A. Bhardwaj, 2016: TRMM Latent Heating Retrieval: Applications and Comparisons with Field Campaigns and Large-Scale Analyses, Meteorological Monographs - Multi-scale Convection-Coupled Systems in the Tropics: A tribute to Dr. Michio Yanai, 56, 2.1-2.34, DOI: 10.1175/AMSMONOGRAPHS-D-15-0013.1. [LINK]

    Kida, S., T. Kubota, S. Shige, and T. Mega, 2017: Development of a Rain/No-Rain Classification Method over Land for the Microwave Sounder Algorithm, Remote Sensing of Aerosols, Clouds, and Precipitation, T. Islam et al., Eds., Elsevier, 249-265. [LINK]

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