The International Workshop on
High-Resolution & Cloud Modeling:
Fusion of Satellite Observations and High-Resolution Modeling
(Kusatsu2006 CREST-JST workshop)

Invitation to the special issue of JMSJ

  October 3-5, 2006
  Hotel Village in Kusatsu (Gumma Prefecture, JAPAN)
  Participants list


What's new:

Mar. 16, 2007: Report on Kusatsu workshop 2006, (Courtesy of Prof. Yanai's for UCLA newsletter No. 73, Section A (Feb 27, 2007)
Dec. 7, 2006: Invitation to the special issue of JMSJ
Oct. 13, 2006: Presentation files (require password)
Oct. 6, 2006: Workshop ends. Thank you for all!
Sep. 22, 2006: Agenda, updated
Sep. 11, 2006: Agenda (tentative)
Aug. 8, 2006: Travel info. (updated)
June 19, 2006: Hotel info. uploaded.
June 9, 2006: First circular :

The international workshop on High-resolution and Cloud Modeling (Kusatsu2006 workshop) will be held October 3-5, 2006 in Kusatsu.



Masaki Satoh (Center for Climate System Research)
Teruyuki Nakajima (Center for Climate System Research)



This workshop is intended to promote collaborations between satellite observations and high-resolution modeling (CloudSat/CALIPSO & GCRM/MMF/GCM), and is to be held as a part of our global cloud resolving modeling activity at CCSR/FRCGC (CREST-GCRM). We invite researchers who are interested in following topics:

  • High-resolution atmospheric general circulation modeling
  • Cloud & meso-scale modeling
  • Satellite observations of cloud and precipitation system
  • Analysis studies of cloud and precipitation system
  • Fusion of Satellite observations and high-resolution modeling

    Guest Speakers (tentative):

    Hisaki Eito (MRI)
    Graham Feingold (NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory)
    Song-You Hong (Yonsei Univ.)
    Marat Khairoutdinov (CSU)
    Brian Mapes (Miami Univ.)
    Kenji Nakamura (Nagoya Univ./Hydrospheric Atmospheric Research Center)
    Tetsuo Nakazawa (MRI)
    David Randall (CSU)
    Graeme Stephens (CSU)
    Bjorn Stevens (UCLA)
    C.H. Sui (National Central Univ.)
    Yukari Takayabu (Univ. Tokyo/CCSR)
    Wei-Kuo Tao (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center)
    Deborah Vane (NASA/JPL)
    Yuqing Wang (Hawaii Univ.)
    Paquita Zuidema (Miami Univ.)



    July 31, 2006 : Submission of registration

    Augutst 31, 2006 : Submission of abstract

    October 3 - 5: Workshop

    October 2, 2006 (Mon) registration (until 5 Oct.)
    October 3, 2006 (Tue) workshop, reception
    October 4, 2006 (Wed) workshop, banquet
    October 5, 2006 (Thu) workshop

    The registration fee is 5,000JPY for 1 person (on site).



    We will reserve the room at Hotel Village, which is a nice resort hotel surrounded by beautiful forests and mountains in Kusatsu.
    * including breakfast
    Hotel info.
    Travel info. (corrected 8 Aug.2006)
    Kusatsu access, JR
    Kusatsu to/from Karuizawa bus
    Keisei Skyliner

    About Kusatsu
    Kusatsu is one of the most famous resorts not only in Japan but also in the rest of the world; a German doctor, Erwin Von Baelz, spread the excellence of its hot spring, good-tasting water and refreshing mountain atmosphere worldwide. It is surrounded by famous volcanos in Japan and also is located on the Japanese Romantic Road along which you can enjoy Japanese old cities, natural resorts and so on.

    Kusatsu information by "japan-guide.com"
    Kusatsu information by "Yokoso (welcome to) Japan"


    Submission of Registration and Abstract:

    Please email the following information to our secretary, Ms. Megumi Matsuzaki (megumi + "AT" + ccsr.u-tokyo.ac.jp) :

    • Name
    • Affiliation
    • Title of your presentation
    • Duration of the stay at the hotel


    Presentations and posters:

    Please use PC-projector for presentations
    Posters: free size (maximum A0-size)



    Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST) / JST
    Center for Climate System Research
    Frontier Research Center for Global Change / Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology