Masahiro Tasumi, Ph.D.
Professor,
Department of Forest and Environmental Sciences,

Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Miyazaki (Japan)

Education
Ph.D., 2003, University of Idaho (USA). Biol.&Agric. Engineering; Micrometeorology and Remote Sensing.
M.S. 1999, Tottori University (Japan). Graduate School of Agriculture; Arid Land Meteorology.
B.S. 1996, Tottori University (Japan). Faculty of Agriculture; Arid Land Meteorology.

Professional Positions

2014.4.- present. Professor, University of Miyazaki
2006.9.- 2014.3. Associate Professor, University of Miyazaki
2005.12.-2006.8. Assistant Professor, University of Idaho

2004.1.-2005.12. Post-doc. Fellow, University of Idaho
2000.6.-2003.12. Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Tutor, University of Idaho
1997.2.-1998.5. Visiting Young Researcher, International Water Management Institute (Sri Lanka)


Areas of Sepcializations
Environmental Remote Sensing.
Water and Land Resources Management.
Land Surface Energy Balance Measurements/Modelling.
Micrometeorology. Basin Scale Hydrology. Rural Planning.


Teaching Classes
Soil Mechanics, Soil Physics
Soil and Water Engineering Laboratory
Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing
Rural Planning and Engineering
Advanced Soil and Water Engineering


Selected Journal Papers

Tasumi, M., Moriyama, M., Hirakawa, K., Fujii, A. 2016. Evaluation of the GCOM-C global ETindex estimation algorithm. Journal of Agricultural Meteorology 72:151-158

Tasumi, M., Kimura, R., Allen, R.G., Moriyama, M., Trezza, R. 2016. Development of the GCOM-C global ETindex estimation algorithm. Journal of Agricultural Meteorology 72:85-94

Tasumi, M., Hirakawa, K., Hasegawa, N., Nishiwaki, A., Kimura, R. 2014. Application of MODIS Land Products to Assessment of Land Degradation of Alpine Rangeland in Northern India with Limited Ground-Based Information. Remote Sensing 6:9260-9276.

Trezza, R., Allen, R.G., Tasumi, M.2013. Estimation of Actual Evapotranspiration along the Middle Rio Grande of New Mexico Using MODIS and Landsat Imagery with the METRIC Model. Remote Sensing 5:5397-5423.

Fujii, A., Tasumi, M. 2013. Testing the performance of a thermal-based crop coefficient technique in Idaho as a fundamental study for global ET estimation. Journal of Agricultural Meteorology 69:127-134.

Tasumi, M., Kimura, R.2013. Estimation of volumetric soil water content over the Liudaogou river basin of the Loess Plateau using the SWEST method with spatial and temporal variability. Agricultural Water Management 118:22-28.

Allen, R., Trezza, R., Kilic, A., Tasumi, M., Li, H. 2013. Sensitivity of Landsat-scale energy balance to aerodynamic variability in mountains and complex terrain. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 49:3:592-604.

Santos, C., Lorite, I. J., Allen, R.G., Tasumi, M. 2012. Aerodynamic Parameterization of the Satellite-Based Energy Balance (METRIC) Model for ET Estimation in Rainfed Olive Orchards of Andalusia, Spain. Water Resources Management 26:11:3267-3283.

Santos, C., Lorite, I. J., Tasumi, M., Allen, R. G. and Fereres, E. 2010. Performance assessment of an irrigation scheme using indicators determined with remote sensing techniques. Irrigation Science 28(6) pp461-477

Tasumi, M. Allen, R. G, and R. Trezza. 2008. At-surface reflectance and albedo from satellite for operational calculation of land surface energy balance. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. 13:2:51-63

Santos, C., Lorite, I. J., Tasumi, M., Allen, R. G. and Fereres, E. 2008. Integrating satellite-based evapotranspiration with simulation models for irrigation management at the scheme level. Irrigation Science 26(3). pp277-288

Tasumi, M. and Allen, R. G. 2007. Satellite-based ET mapping to assess variation in ET with timing of crop development. Agricultural Water Management 88:54-62.

Allen, R. G., Tasumi, M. and Trezza, R. 2007. Satellite based energy balance for mapping evapotranspiration with internalized calibration (METRIC) - Model. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 133(4), pp380-394

Allen, R. G., Tasumi, M., Morse, A., Trezza, R., Kramber, W. and Lorite, I. 2007. Satellite based energy balance for mapping evapotranspiration with internalized calibration (METRIC) - Applications. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 133(4), pp395-406

Allen, R. G., Trezza, R. and Tasumi, M.
2006. Analytical integrated functions for daily solar radiation on slopes for use in energy balance and evapotranspiration studies. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 139:55-73.

Tasumi, M. Allen, R. G, and R. Trezza. 2006. DEM based solar radiation estimation model for hydrological studies. Hydrological Science and Technology 22:197-208.

Tasumi, M., Allen, R.G., Trezza, R., and Wright, J.L.. 2005. Satellite-based energy balance to assess within-population variance of crop coefficient curves. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. 131:1:94-109.

Allen, R. G., Tasumi, M., Morse, A. and Trezza, R.. 2005. A Landsat-based energy balance and evapotranspiration model in Western US water rights regulation and planning. Irrigation and Drainage Systems 19:3-4:251-268.

Tasumi, M., Trezza, R., Allen, R.G., and Wright, J.L.. 2005. Operational aspects of application of the satellite-based energy balance models for irrigated crops in the semi-arid U.S. Irrigation and Drainage Systems 19:3-4:355-376.

Matsuno, Y., Tasumi, M., van der Hoek, W., Sakthivadivel, R., and Otsuki, K. 2003. Analysis of return flows in a tank cascade system in Sri Lanka, Paddy and Water Environment 1:4:173-181

Matsuno, Y., Konradsen, F., Tasumi, M., van der Hoek, W., Amerasinghe, F.P., and Amerasinghe, P.H. 1999. Control of malaria mosquito breeding through irrigation water management. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 15(1/2):93-105.