Fellow Researchers Profile

Genki KATATA

Genki KATATA

Senior Research Fellow

[Research Themes]
Innovation-based solutions to global warming

Expertise

  • Transport phenomena, Atmosphere and terrestrial environmental science

Profile

Education

2010 Ph.D., Kyoto University
2004 M.S. in Planetary and Space Sciences, Kyoto University
2002 B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Nihon University

Career

2020/08- Specially Assigned Research Fellow, Ibaraki University, Japan
2020/04-2020/07 Lecturer, Global and Local Environment Co-creation Institute (GLEC), Ibaraki University, Japan (Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
2017-2020 Lecturer, Institute for global Change Adaptation Science (ICAS), Ibaraki University, Japan (Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
2013-2015 Visiting scientist, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany (Overseas Research Fellowships from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
2005-2016 Researcher, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan
2004-2005 Researcher, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI), Japan

Publications

  • K. Hayashi, K. Ono, T. Tokida, M. Matsushima, M. Yano, S. Toyoda, G. Katata, N. Katayanagi, T. Fumoto, H. Nakamura, T. Hasegawa (2019) Nitrogen Aspects of the Free-Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) Study for Paddy Rice Ecosystems. In: Just Enough Nitrogen: Perspectives on how to get there for regions with too much and too little nitrogen, Springer, in press.
  • Nagai, H., G. Katata, H. Terada, and M. Chino (2014) Source Term Estimation of 131I and 137Cs Discharged from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Atmosphere. Takahashi, S. Ed.: Radiation Monitoring and Dose Estimation of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, Springer, 155-173.

Papers

  • G. Katata, A. Held (2021) Combined measurements of microscopic leaf wetness and dry-deposited inorganic compounds in a spruce forest, Atmos. Poll. Res., 12(2), 217-224.
  • Y. Takase, S. Oikawa, T. Enomoto, G. Katata and N. Sakagami (2021) People's Attitude Towards Strategies to Control Kudzu (Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi), Papers on environmental information science, 34(0), 174-179.
  • T. Kubota, H. Kuroda, M. Watanabe, A. Takahashi, R. Nakazato, M. Tarui, S. Matsumoto, K. Nakagawa, Y. Numata, T. Ouchi, H. Hosoi, M. Nakagawa, R. Shinohara, M. Kajino, K. Fukushima, Y. Igarashi, N. Imamura, and G. Katata (2020) Role of advection in atmospheric ammonia: A case study at a Japanese lake basin influenced by agricultural ammonia sources, Atmos. Environ., in press.
  • K. Minami, G. Katata, K. Kita, A. Sorimachi, K. Hosaka, and Y. Igarashi (2020) Numerical analyses of transport processes of bioaerosol released from a temperate deciduous broad-leaved forest, Earozol Kenkyu, in press (in Japanese with English abstract and figures).
  • G. Katata, K. Matsuda, A. Sorimachi, M. Kajino, and K. Takagi (2020) Aerosol dynamics and gas-particle conversion in dry deposition of inorganic reactive nitrogen in a temperate forest, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 4933-4949.
  • G. Katata, R. Grote, M. Mauder, M.J. Zeeman, and M. Ota (2020) Wintertime grassland dynamics may influence below-ground biomass under climate change: a model analysis, Biogeosci., 17, 1071-1085.
  • N. Imamura, G. Katata, M. Kajino, M. Kobayashi, Y. Itoh, and A. Akama (2020) Fogwater deposition of radiocesium in the forested mountains of East Japan during the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident: A key process in regional radioactive contamination, Atmos. Environ., 224, 11739.
  • R. Wada, M. Ueyama, A. Tani, T. Mochizuki, Y. Miyazaki, K. Kawamura, Y. Takahashi, N. Saigusa, S. Takanashi, T. Miyama, T. Nakano, S. Yonemura Y. Matsumi, and G. Katata (2019) Observation of vertical profiles of NOx, O3, and VOCs to estimate their sources and sinks by inverse modelling in a Japanese larch forest, J. Agr. Meteorol., 76, 1-10.
  • S. Nakahara, K. Takagi, A. Sorimachi, G. Katata, and K. Matsuda (2019) Enhancement of dry deposition of PM2.5 nitrate in a cool-temperate forest, Atmos. Environ., 212, 136-141.
  • M. Kajino, T.T. Sekiyama, Y. Igarashi, G. Katata, M. Sawada, K. Adachi, Y. Zaizen, H. Tsuruta, and T. Nakajima (2019) Deposition and dispersion of radio‐cesium released due to the Fukushima nuclear accident: Sensitivity to meteorological models and physical modules, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 124, 1823–1845.
  • T. Kubota, G. Katata, K. Fukushima, and H. Kuroda (2019) Impacts of atmospheric ammonia volatilized from the cattle feedlot on nitrogen deposition onto Japanese cypress canopy, J. Jpn. Soc. Atmos. Environ., 54, 43-54 (in Japanese with English abstract and figures).
  • K. Saito, J. Mori, H. Machiya, S. Miyazaki, T. Ise, T. Sueyoshi, T. Yamazaki, Y. Iijima, H. Ikawa, K. Ichii, A. Ito, R. O'oishi, T. Oota, G. Katata, A. Kotani, T. Sasai, A. Sato, H. Sato, A. Sugimoto, R. Suzuki, K. Tanaka, T. Nitta, M. Niwano, E. Burke, H. Park, and S. Yamaguchi (2019) Energy-water budget analysis of an Arctic terrestrial models intercomparison GTMIP, J. Jpn. Soc. Snow Ice, 80, 159-174 (in Japanese with English abstract and figures).
  • M. Kadowaki, G. Katata, H. Terada, T. Suzuki, H. Hasegawa, N. Akata, and H. Kakiuchi (2018) Impacts of anthropogenic source from the nuclear fuel reprocessing plants on global atmospheric iodine-129 cycle: A model analysis, Atmos. Environ., 184, 278-291.
  • T. Sakamoto, A. Nakahara, A. Takahashi, A. Sorimachi, G. Katata, and K. Matsuda (2018) Deposition velocity of PM2.5 nitrate and gaseous nitric acid above a forest in suburban Tokyo using relaxed eddy accumulation with denuder sampling technique, J. Jpn. Soc. Atmos. Environ., 53, 136-143 (in Japanese with English abstract and figures).
  • Y. Sanada, G. Katata, N. Kaneyasu, C. Nakanishi, Y. Urabe, and Y. Nishizawa (2018) Altitudinal characteristics of atmospheric deposition of aerosols in mountainous regions: Lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident, Sci. Total Environ., 618, 881-890.
  • G. Katata, and M. Chino (2017) Source term, atmospheric dispersion, and deposition of radionuclides during the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station accident, Earozol Kenkyu, 32, 237-243 (in Japanese with English abstract and figures).
  • M. Kadowaki, H. Nagai, H. Terada, G. Katata, and S. Akari (2017) Improvement of atmospheric dispersion simulation using an advanced meteorological data assimilation method to reconstruct the spatiotemporal distribution of radioactive materials released during the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident, Energy Procedia, 131C, 208-215.
  • M. Kadowaki, G. Katata, H. Terada, and H. Nagai (2017) Development of the Eulerian atmospheric transport model GEARN-FDM: Validation against the European tracer experiment. Atmos. Poll. Res., 8, 394-402.
  • E. Quansah, G. Katata, M. Mauder, T. Annor, L.K. Amekudzi, J. Bliefernicht, D. Heinzeller, A.A. Balogun, and H. Kunstmann (2017) Numerical Simulation of Surface Energy and Water Balances over a Semiarid Grassland Ecosystem in the West African Savanna. Adv. Meteorol., 2017, 6258180.
  • A.G. Duarte, G. Katata, Y. Hoshika, M. Hossain, J. Kreuzwiesser, A. Arneth, and N.K. Ruehr (2016) Immediate and potential long-term effects of consecutive heat waves on the photosynthetic performance and water balance in Douglas-fir. J. Plant. Physiol., 205, 57-66.
  • Chino, M., H. Terada, H. Nagai, G. Katata, S. Mikami, T. Torii, K. Saito, and Y. Nishizawa (2016) Utilization of 134Cs/137Cs in the environment to identify the reactor units that caused atmospheric releases during the Fukushima Daiichi accident. Sci. Rep., 6, 31376.
  • M. Ota, G. Katata, H. Nagai, and H. Terada (2016) Impacts of C-uptake by plants on the spatial distribution of 14C accumulated in vegetation around a nuclear facility – Application of a sophisticated land surface 14C model to the Rokkasho reprocessing plant, Japan. J. Environ. Radioact., 162-163, 189-204.
  • A.R. Desai, G. Wohlfahrt, M.J. Zeeman, G. Katata, W. Eugster, L. Montagnani, D. Gianelle, M. Mauder, and H.-P. Schmid (2016) Ecosystem biogeochemistry in the north and central Alps responds strongly to global circulation changes and Foehn frequency. Environ. Res. Lett., 11, 024013.
  • H. Nagai, H. Terada, M. Chino, G. Katata, S. Mikami, and K. Saito (2015) Source term estimation for the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear power station accident by combined analysis of environmental monitoring and plant data through atmospheric dispersion simulation. Proceedings on the 16th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-16), 4044-4052.
  • Y. Hoshika, G. Katata, M. Deushi, M. Watanabe, T. Koike, and E. Paoletti (2015) Ozone-induced stomatal sluggishness changes carbon and water balance of temperate deciduous forests. Sci. Rep, 5, 9871.
  • G. Katata, M. Chino, T. Kobayashi, H. Terada, M. Ota, H. Nagai, M. Kajino, R. Draxler, M.C. Hort, A. Malo, T. Torii, and Y. Sanada(2015) Detailed source term estimation of the atmospheric release for the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident by coupling simulations of atmospheric dispersion model with improved deposition scheme and oceanic dispersion model. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 1029-1070.
  • G. Katata (2014) Fogwater deposition modeling for terrestrial ecosystems: A review of developments and measurements. J. Geophys. Res., 119, 8137-8159 (review paper).
  • T. Yamaguchi, G. Katata, I. Noguchi, S. Sakai, Y. Watanabe, Y. Uematsu, and M. Furutani (2014) Long-term observation of fog chemistry and estimation of fog water and nitrogen input via fog water deposition at a mountainous site in Hokkaido, Japan. Atmos. Res., 151, 82-92.
  • G. Katata, M. Kajino, K. Matsuda, A. Takahashi, and K. Nakaya (2014) A numerical study of the effects of aerosol hygroscopic properties to dry deposition on a broad-leaved forest. Atmos. Environ., 97, 501-510.
  • G. Katata, and N. Murao (2014) An application of a sophisticated land surface model for impact assessments of aerosols on vegetation to regional scale analysis. Earozoru Kenkyu, 29, 168-175 (in Japanese with English abstract and figures).
  • Y. Watanabe, T. Yamaguchi, and G. Katata (2014) Aerosol deposition and the behavior of aerosol particles deposited on the foliar surfaces of trees in cool-temperate forests in Hokkaido. Earozoru Kenkyu, 29, 176-182 (in Japanese with English abstract and figures).
  • G. Katata, K. Hayashi, K. Ono, H. Nagai, A. Miyata, and M. Mano (2013) Coupling atmospheric ammonia exchange process over a rice paddy field with a multi-layer atmosphere-soil-vegetation model. Agr. Forest Meteorol., 180, 1-21.
  • G. Katata, T. Yamaguchi, H. Sato, Y. Watanabe, I. Noguchi, H. Hara, and H. Nagai (2013) Aerosol deposition and behavior on leaves in cool-temperate deciduous forests. Part 3: Estimation of fog deposition onto cool-temperate deciduous forest by the inferential method. Asian J. Atmos. Environ., 7, 17-24.
  • Y. Watanabe, T. Yamaguchi, G. Katata, and I. Noguchi (2013) Aerosol deposition and behavior on leaves in cool-temperate deciduous forests. Part 1: A preliminary study of the effect of fog deposition on behavior of particles deposited on the leaf surfaces by microscopic observation and leaf-washing technique. Asian J. Atmos. Environ., 7, 1-7.
  • Y. Watanabe, T. Yamaguchi, I. Noguchi, G. Katata, A. Wakamatsu, and T. Kawaida (2013) Measurement of aerosol composition and observation of aerosol particles deposited on leaf surface of forest trees in Hokkaido. Boreal Forest Research, 61, 85-86 (in Japanese).
  • T. Yamaguchi, I. Noguchi, Y. Watanabe, G. Katata, H. Sato, and H. Hara (2013) Aerosol deposition and behavior on leaves in cool-temperate deciduous forests. Part 2: Characteristics of fog water chemistry and fog deposition in northern Japan. Asian J. Atmos. Environ., 7, 8-16.
  • M. Chino , H. Terada, G. Katata, H. Nagai, H. Nakayama, H. Yamazawa, S. Hirao, T. Ohara, M. Takigawa, H. Hayami, and M. Aoyama (2012) Reconstruction of atmospheric releases of 131I and 137Cs by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident. Proceedings on the first NIRS symposium on “Reconstruction of Early Internal Dose in the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Accident”, 127-136.
  • M. Kajino, Y. Inomata, K. Sato, H. Ueda, Z. Han, J. An, G. Katata, M. Deushi, T. Maki, N. Oshima, J. Kurokawa, T. Ohara, A. Takami, and S. Hatakeyama (2012) Development of an aerosol chemical transport model RAQM2 and predictions of Northeast Asian aerosol mass, size, chemistry, and mixing type. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 11833-11856.
  • G. Katata, H. Terada, H. Nagai, and M. Chino (2012) Numerical reconstruction of high dose rate zones due to the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. J. Environ. Radioact., 111, 2-12.
  • G. Katata, M. Ota, H. Terada, M. Chino, and H. Nagai (2012) Atmospheric discharge and dispersion of radionuclides during the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Part I: Source term estimation and local-scale atmospheric dispersion in early phase of the accident. J. Environ. Radioact., 109, 103-113.
  • H. Nagai, M. Chino, H. Terada, and G. Katata (2012) Atmospheric dispersion simulations of radioactive materials discharged from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant due to accident: Consideration of deposition process. Proceedings on the first NIRS symposium on “Reconstruction of Early Internal Dose in the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Accident”, 137-150.
  • H. Terada, G. Katata, M. Chino, and H. Nagai (2012) Atmospheric discharge and dispersion of radionuclides during the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Part II: verification of the source term and analysis of regional-scale atmospheric dispersion. J. Environ. Radioact., 112, 141-154.
  • M. Chino, H. Nakayama, H. Nagai, H. Terada, G. Katata, and H. Yamazawa (2011) Preliminary estimation of release amounts of 131I and 137Cs accidentally discharged from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the atmosphere. J. Nucl. Sci. Technol., 48, 1129-1134.
  • G. Katata, M. Kajino, T. Hiraki, M. Aikawa, T. Kobayashi, and H. Nagai (2011) A method for simple and accurate estimation of fog deposition in a mountain forest using a meteorological model. J. Geophys. Res., 116, D20102.
  • G. Katata, H. Nagai, L. Zhang, A. Held, D. Serça, and O. Klemm (2011) Development of an atmosphere-soil-vegetation model for investigation of radioactive materials transport in the terrestrial biosphere. Prog. Nucl. Sci. Technol., 2, 530-537.
  • G. Katata, H. Nagai, M. Kajino, H. Ueda, and Y. Hozumi (2010) Numerical study of fog deposition on vegetation for atmosphere-land interactions in semi-arid and arid regions. Agr. Forest Meteorol., 150, 340-353.
  • G. Katata, and H. Nagai (2010) Recent trend and problems in modeling particle deposition onto vegetation. Earozoru Kenkyu, 25, 323-330 (in Japanese with English abstract and figures).
  • G. Katata, C.M. Regalado, A. Ritter, and H. Nagai (2009) Application of a land surface model that includes fog deposition over a tree heath–laurel forest in Garajonay national park (La Gomera, Spain). Estudios de la zona no saturada del Suelo (Studies of the Vadose Zone), ZNS’09. IX, 393-400 (available online).
  • G. Katata, H. Nagai, T. Wrzesinsky, O. Klemm, W. Eugster, and R. Burkard (2008) Development of a land surface model including cloud water deposition on vegetation. J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol., 47, 2129-2146.
  • G. Katata, H. Nagai, and H. Ueda (2007) Numerical study of fog occurrence and fog water deposition on the vegetation at a semi-arid coastal area in Saudi Arabia. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew, 33-36.
  • G. Katata, H. Nagai, H. Ueda, N. Agam, and P.R. Berliner (2007) Development of a land surface model including evaporation and adsorption processes in the soil for the land-air exchange in arid regions. J. Hydrometeorol., 8, 1307-1324.