Dr. Teppei J. Yasunari (Assistant Professor at ARC) was awarded

  • 2019.4.9

On April 17, 2019, Dr. Teppei J. Yasunari (Assistant Professor at ARC) was awarded with the Young Scientists’ Prize in the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). The award ceremony was held at MEXT.

His achievement on “Studies on measurements of air pollution in the cryosphere, its causes on climatological occurrence, and its assessments on impact”
(translated from the title in Japanese) was highly evaluated.

This is one of the honorable awards for young scientists in Japan, and includes all the scientific fields.

Main publications on the Young Scientists’ Prize:
Yasunari, T. J., K.-M. Kim, A. M. da Silva, M. Hayasaki, M. Akiyama, and N. Murao (2018), Extreme air pollution events in Hokkaido, Japan, traced back to early snowmelt and large-scale wildfires over East Eurasia: Case studies, Sci. Rep., 8, 6413, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24335-w.

Yasunari, T. J., R. D. Koster, W. K. M. Lau, and K.-M. Kim (2015), Impact of snow darkening via dust, black carbon, and organic carbon on boreal spring climate in the Earth system, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, 5485–5503. doi: 10.1002/2014JD022977.

See more information at the MEXT website (available only in Japanese):

See Press Release from Hokkaido University (available only in Japanese):