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Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature / Nara Women’s University

Specialized field:Natural sciences, Atmospheric and hydrospheric science, Environmental science/Agricultural science, Environmental dynamics

Leader of the Aakash project at RIHN, Kyoto and also a member of faculty of science, Nara women’s university (NWU) in Nara, Japan. I have experiences in atmospheric sciences that include remote sensing and data analysis for atmospheric minor compositions.

・Horiuchi Award from The Meteorological Society of Japan in 2002.

・A member of the Science Steering Group of the SPARC (Stratospheric Processes And their Role in Climate) under WCRP (World Climate Research Programme) from 2005 through 2008.

・A member of iCACGP (international Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution) which is one of the commissions in IAMAS (International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences) under the ICSU (International Council for Science) family.

・President of The Remote Sensing Society of Japan (RSSJ) from 2020.


Specially Appointed Associate Professors, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Specialized field:Meteorology and climatology. Analyses of annual variability of Asian monsoon and long-range changes in surface air temperature over Highland Asia.

I’m in charge of research collaboration, support and outreach as a project manager. As a member of WG2, I contribute to senarios and parameters settings for atmospheric model simulation, make analysis of model outputs.

MURAO Rumiko

Researcher, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Specialized field:Area studies, Anthropology

I will examine how it is possible to change the behavior of farmers that contributes to the improvement of air pollution in Punjab from interdisciplinary and microscopic perspectives.

Deepak Singh

Researcher, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Specialized field: Technological Foresight, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, Energy, Environment and Public Policy

Dr. Deepak Singh is working as a Researcher in the WG-1 of Project Aakash and is trying to help show the linkages of air pollution in northern parts of India with historically embedded socio-economic and environmental realities. Dr. Singh is an electrical engineer turned social scientist with a PhD in Science Policy. He has over fifteen years of cumulative industrial, field and academic experience and his areas of interest are in Energy, Environment and Public Policy.

B. Abida Choudhurry

Researcher, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Specialized Field: Atmospheric Physics, Meteorology, Remote sensing, Climate Change, Teleconnections, Extreme Events, Cloud Physics (Dynamics and Microphysics), Cloud-Aerosol Interaction.

I am an Atmospheric Researcher, mainly working with Cloud Physics and now extending it to cloud-aerosol interaction. I did my PhD in Physics (Atmospheric Physics) from Assam University Silchar and IITM, Pune, India. My research interest also includes Extreme Weather & Climate Change, I would love to work on Interdisciplinary Studies of Atmosphere and Environment. My research uses modern applied statistical methods to understand the dominant modes effect and cause. Also the use of different regional models and how it could be improved in simulating the extreme events. I have earned an expertise of more than 7 years on data analysis in this field of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science. I would like to implement my skills of analysing remote sensing datasets and higher resolution model output in improving the entire process of comprehension. I am an active reviewer for some national and international journals. I have presented my research work at various national and international conferences. I am also enthusiastically engaged with the general public and school students to bring an understanding and awareness of climate science.

Tanbir Singh

Researcher, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Specialized field: Air pollution monitoring and chemical characterization, Biomass burning, Emissions inventories, Remote sensing, and EOS datasets

The research work of Dr.  Tanbir Singh focuses on ground and satellite-based monitoring of air pollution using in situ and EOS data datasets. His research work mainly focused on crop residue burning in North India to study the spatial and temporal changes in air quality, atmospheric emissions, fire counts and emission inventories, etc.

ARAKI Hikaru

Research Associate, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

I am mainly engaged in tasks related to PM2.5 observation as a research associate in the Aakash Project.

NOSE Yasuko

Administrative assistant, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

 I am a secretary at RIHN. It is a pleasure to work for the Aakash project.


Administrative assistant, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

I am working as an administrative assistant at the Aakash project.


Administrative assistant, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

I am mainly in charge of the administrative assistant of WG3.