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Abdul Wahid Mohamed RASMY
アブドゥル ワヒド モハメッド ラスミ-
Abdul Wahid Mohamed RASMY
Senior Researcher, Water-related Hazard Research Group
水災害研究グループ 主任研究員
Home town (country); 出身:
Sri Lanka: スリランカ
Message; メッセージ:
Meeting the surge in water, food, and energy (the most needed natural resources to sustain life on earth) under the increasing population and changing climate presents a tremendous challenge in managing and securing these limited resources. I would like to develop integrated research and innovative tools through accumulating knowledge from the state of art in science and technologies to understand water-food-energy nexus including the effect of climate change and thus to contribute to societies and communities to manage present and future water, food, and energy resources effectively.
Main Research Topic(s); 主な研究内容:
  1. Hydrological modeling and prediction
  2. Satellite remote sensing
  3. Water resources management
  4. Weather and climate predictions
  5. Satellite data assimilation methods
Academic/Professional Experience and Qualifications; 主な学歴・職歴、資格など:
Academic background:
Oct. 2007 – Sep. 2010 : Ph.D (Civil Eng.), the University of Tokyo, Japan
Oct. 2004 – Sep. 2006 : Master of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Japan
July 1998 – Nov. 2002 : Bachelor of Science in Engineering with first class honors, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
     
Professional/Research Experience:
April 2015 – to date : 1. Principle investigator for a satellite rainfall validation and application project funded by JAXA
  2. Technical supporter for SAFE-Mekong and SAFE-Sri Lanka projects
  3. Coordinator for the establishment of a platform on water and disasters in Sri Lanka
  4. Japan International Disaster Relief (JDR) Expert team member for technical support for mitigating flood disasters in Sri Lanka
Sep. 2010 – Mar. 2015 : 1. Research Program on Climate Change Adaptation (RECCA)
    2. Verification experiment for AMSR-E/AMSR-2 (GCOM-W) funded by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    3. Data Integration and Analysis System (DIAS)
    4. GEOSS/ Asian Water Cycle Initiative
    5. JAXA/Space Applications for Environment
    6. Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)
Sep. 2007 –Aug. 2010 : Development of Satellite based Data Assimilation Systems for Improving the Predictability of Numerical Weather Prediction
Sep. 2005 –Aug. 2006 : Assessment of Weather Forecasting General Circulation Models and Land Surface Schemes
     
Employment Record:
Mar. 2015 – to date : Senior Researcher, International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHARM), Public Works Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan
Associate Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan
Jul. 2014 – Mar. 2015 : Project Associate Professor, The Earth Observation Data Integration & Fusion Research Initiative (EDITORIA), Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Oct. 2011 – Jun. 2014 : Project Research Associate, The Earth Observation Data Integration & Fusion Research Initiative (EDITORIA), Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Oct. 2010 – Sep. 2011 : Researcher, Dept. of Civil Eng. The University of Tokyo, Japan
Nov. 2006 – Apr. 2007 : Research Engineer, Lanka Hydraulic Institute (LHI), Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Jul. 2007 – Sep, 2007 : Researcher, Dept of Civil Eng. University of Tokyo, Japan
Apr. 2003 – Sep. 2004 : Research Engineer, Lanka Hydraulic Institute (LHI), Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
     
Awards/Honors:
1. Certificate of Appreciation from Ministry of Forerign Affairs for the contribution to Japan Disaster Relief Expert Team for 2017 May flood in Sri Lanka
2. Certificate of Appreciation from Japan International Coorperation Agency for the contribution to Japan Disaster Relief Expert Team for 2017 May flood in Sri Lanka
3. Best Poster Award from WRCP-CORDEX-2013 for Methodologies for regional downscaling climate change information, 2013
4. Best International Research Paper award from Japan Society of Civil Engineering (JSCE) at the Annual Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 2013
5. Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan: MEXT) awards for Ph.D research studies in the University of Tokyo, Japan, (2007- 2010)
6. Asian Development Bank (ADB) awards for M. Eng. studies in the University of Tokyo, Japan, (2004- 2006)
7. University Award (Sri Lanka) : The Excellent Academic Performance (2002)
8. Ceylon Engineering Ltd. Award : The Best Performance in Civil Engineering (2002)
9. Prof. H.B. De Silva Award : The Best Performance in Surveying (2002)

List of Research Publications; 論文等
(Peer Reviewed Publications; 査読付き論文)
1. Mohamed RASMY, and co-authors: Preliminary Investigation of Water and Energy based Rainfall-Runoff-Inundation (WEB-RRI) Model in the Lower Kinu River Basin, Japan, Annual meeting of japan society of hydrology and water resources, Oct. 2016
2. Seto, R., T. Koike, and M. Rasmy: Heavy rainfall prediction applying satellite‐based cloud data assimilation over land, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 121 (16), 9737-9755, 2016
3. Sawada, Y., H. Tsutsui, T. Koike, M. Rasmy, R. Seto, and H. Fujii: A Field-Supported Algorithm to Retrieve Vegetation Water Content from Passive Microwave Observations Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, 54 (4), 2082-2095, 2016
4. Rasmy, M., T. Koike, P. Lawfort, M. Hara, M.Fujita, and F. Kimura: Assessment of future water resources in the Tone river basin using a combined dynamical-statistical downscaling approach. Annual Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, JSCE.59, 2015
5. Acierto, R.A., T. Koike, and M. Rasmy.: Sensitivity of single-year seasonal precipitation to parameterization in the WRF model, Annual Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, JSCE.59, 2015
6. Seto, R., T. Koike, and M. Rasmy: Cloud assimilation and heavy rain prediction over Japan using a satellite-based coupled atmosphere and land data assimilation system with WRF, Geophysical Research Letters, 2014. (submitted)
7. Sawada, Y., H. Tsutsui, T. Koike, M. Rasmy, R. Seto, and H. Fujii: A Field-Supported Algorithm to Retrieve Vegetation Water Content from Passive Microwave Observations, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, 2014. (Submitted)
8. Rasmy, M., T. Koike, X. Li, and K. Yang: Application of multi-frequency passive microwave observations and data assimilation methods for enhancing numerical weather forecast in Niger, Africa. Remote Sens. 2014, 6(6), 5306-5324; DOI:10.3390/rs6065306
9. Rasmy, M., M. Shrestha, T. Koike, M. Hara, M.Fujita, and F. Kimura: a combined dynamical/statistical downscaling approach for assessing future of water resources in the Tone river basin, Japan. Annual Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, JSCE.58, 2014
10. Bhatti A. M., Toshio Koike, Sanchez P. J., Rasmy M., Yoshimura K., Bashir A.: Climate change impact assessment on the hydrology of a semi-arid river basin, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, JSCE, Vol.58, 2014
11. SETO, R., T. Koike, and M. Rasmy: Analysis of the vertical structure of the atmospheric heating process and its seasonal variation over the Tibetan Plateau using a land data assimilation system, Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 118, Issue 22, pages 12,403–12,421, 27 November 2013, DOI: 10.1002/2013JD020072
12. Mutua, F., T. Koike, and M. Rasmy: Sensitivity Analysis of Microwave Atmosphere-Land Data Assimilation System over Lake Victoria Basin, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS), under revision, 2013
13. Rasmy, M., C.T. Tanda, P.A.J. Sanchez, T. Koike, M. Hara, M. Fujita, and H. KAWASE: Identifying gaps and opportunities between statistical and dynamical downscaling approaches over Shikoku Island, Japan. Annual Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, JSCE.57, 2013 (Best International Research Paper)
14. Mutua, F., M. Rasmy, and T. Koike: Improving extreme rainfall event prediction using microwave satellite data assimilation, Annual Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, JSCE.57, 2013
15. Sanchez, P.A.J., C.T. Tanda, M. Rasmy, I. Hasegawa, A. Matsumura, D. Ogawada, T. Wakabayashi, and T. Koike: Hydrological impacts of a changing climate on floods and droughts in Philippine river basins, Annual Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, JSCE.57, 2013
16. Sato, R., T. Koike and M. Rasmy: A Study On Convection And Atmospheric Heating Process Over The Tibetan Plateau By Using A Land Data Assimilation System, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser.~B1 (Hydraulic Engineering), Vol. 67, pp-319, 2012, DOI: 10.2208/jscejhe.67.I_319
17. Rasmy, M., T. Koike, D. N. Kuria, C. R. MIRZA, X. Li, and K. Yang: Development of the Coupled Atmosphere and Land Data Assimilation System (CALDAS) and Its Application over the Tibetan Plateau. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, Vol.50(11),pp-4227-4242, 2012, DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2190517
18. Lu, H., T. Koike, K. Yang, Z. Hu, X. Xu, M. Rasmy, D. Kuria, K. Tamagawa: Improving land surface soil moisture and energy flux simulations over the Tibetan plateau by the assimilation of the microwave remote sensing data and the GCM output into a land surface model, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Vol (17), pp. 43-54, 2011, DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2011.09.006
19. Rasmy, M., T. Koike, S. Boussetta, H. Lu, and X. Li: Development of a Satellite Land Data Assimilation System Coupled With a Mesoscale Model in the Tibetan Plateau, IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, Vol. 49(8), pp 2847-2862, 2011, DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2011.2112667
20. Rasmy, M., T. Koike, H. Lu, X. Xu, S. Boussetta, and X. Li: Development of a satellite based sequential land data assimilation system coupled with a regional-scale atmospheric model. Annual Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, JSCE.54, 49-54, 2010
21. Hui Lu, Toshio Koike, Kun Yang, Xin Li, Mohamed Rasmy, Hiroyuki Tsutsui, Souhail Boussetta and Katsunori Tamagawa: Simulating of land surface soil moisture and energy flux in northern Africa using a land data assimilation system and UKMO output, Annual Journal of Hydraulics Engineering, JSCE, Vol. 54, pp. 61-66, 2010
22. Rasmy, M., S. Rauniyar, T. Koike, K. Taniguchi, K. Tamagawa, and K. Yang: Assessment of energy budget in weather forecasting general circulation models. Annual Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, JSCE. 51, 1-6, 2007
23. Yang, K., M. Rasmy, S. Rauniyar et al.: Initial CEOP-based review of prediction skill of operational general circulation models and land surface models, Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 85A, 99-116, 2007
(News Letter; ニュースレター)
1. Yang, K., M. Rasmy, S. Rauniyar, T. Koike, 2006: Inter-comparisons of Prediction Skill of Operational GCMs and a Land Data Assimilation System CEOP Newsletter 10, 3-5
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