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Masanori Saito
Masanori Saito
Eller O&M 907B

Texas A&M University, Eller O&M Building

Room 907B MS 3150

College Station, TX 77843


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

Masanori Saito

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

  • 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,  Geophys. Res. Atmos.,122 (8),4440–4462, doi:10.1002/2016JD026080, 2017. [URL]
  • Saito, M., and H. Iwabuchi, Cloud discrimination from sky images using a clear sky index,  Atmos. Ocean. Technol.33,1583-1595, 2016. [URL]
  • Saito, M., H. Iwabuchi, and I. Murata, Estimation of spectral distribution of sky radiance using a commercial digital camera,  Opt.55(2),425-434, 2016. [URL]
  • Saito, M., and H. Iwabuchi, A new method of measuring aerosol optical properties from digital twilight photographs,  Meas. Tech.8,4295-4311, 2015.  [URL]
  • Saito, M., H. Iwabuchi, and T. Hayasaka, Physical explanation of tropospheric aerosol effect on twilight sky color based on photographic observations and radiative transfer simulations, SOLA9,015-018, 2013.  [URL]
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