Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Japan
Shoichi Shige has been developing the Spectral Latent Heating (SLH) algorithm for spaceborne precipitation radars and the Global Satellite Mapping of Precipitation (GSMaP) algorithm for spaceborne microwave radiometers. Through algorithm development, he has also gained a lot of new knowledge about orographic rainfall in the Asian monsoon region. His expertise in these areas led to the Award of the Meteorological Society of Japan in 2018. He has been an Editor of Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan (JMSJ) since 2010 and a Chief Editor of the JMSJ special edition on “Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM): 5th Anniversary”. He is currently a member of the NASA and JAXA Joint PMM (Precipitation Measurement Mission) Steering Team and a member of NASA ACCP (Aerosol, Cloud, Convection, and Precipitation) Science Impact Team.