Masanori Saito

Masanori Saito

Assistant Research Scientist


  Eller O&M 903A


  • Remote sensing of clouds and aerosols
  • Radiative transfer in the atmosphere
  • Surface albedo modeling
  • Atmospheric optics simulations 

Selected Publications

  • Saito, M., P. Yang, N. G. Loeb, and S. Kato, A novel parameterization of snow albedo based on a two-layer snow model with a mixture of grain habits,  J.  Atmos. Sci., in press, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-18-0308.1.
  • Saito, M., P. Yang, Y. Hu, X. Liu, N. G. Loeb, W. L. Smith, and  P. Minnis, An efficient method for microphysical property retrievals in vertically inhomogeneous marine water clouds using MODIS–CloudSat measurements,  J. Geophys. Res. Atmos.,124, 2174–2193, doi:10.1029/2018JD029659, 2019.
  • Saito, M., H. Iwabuchi, P. Yang, G. Tang, M. D. King, and M. Sekiguchi, Ice particle morphology and microphysical properties of cirrus clouds inferred from combined CALIOP--IIR measurements,  J. Geophys. Res. Atmos.,122 (8),4440–4462, doi:10.1002/2016JD026080, 2017.
  • Saito, M., and H. Iwabuchi, Cloud discrimination from sky images using a clear sky index, J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol., 33,1583-1595, 2016.
  • Saito, M., and H. Iwabuchi, A new method of measuring aerosol optical properties from digital twilight photographs,  Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8,4295-4311, 2015.


D.Sc. (Equivalent to Ph.D.), Tohoku University, Japan, 2017
M.S. in Geophysics, Tohoku University, Japan, 2014
B.S. in Geophysics, Tohoku University, Japan, 2012


Tohoku University Presidential Award, Tohoku University, Japan (Mar. 2017)
Best Student Poster Award, G-COE Symposium 2012, Japan (Sept. 2012)


Geophysical Experiment Training, Teaching Assistant, Tohoku University, Japan, spring 2012

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