Hiroshi Kuroiwa

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The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite was launched on 27 November 1997, and data from all the instruments first became available approximately 30 days after the launch. Since then, much progress has been made in the calibration of the sensors, the improvement of the rainfall algorithms, and applications of these results to areas such as(More)
Phosphor Imaging plates (IPs) with high sensitivity to both low- and high-energy radiation have been on the market since 1988. The TLC-autoradioluminography (ARLG) method was developed utilizing such IPs. The conventional TLC method was suited for discrimination of microradioactive components; however, the method could only present semi-quantitative values.(More)
The Millikan Library Building, a nine-story reinforced concrete shear-wall structure at the California Institute of Technology, was tested dynamically by means of two eccentric mass vibration generators located on the ninth floor. The response levels ranged up to a maximum acceleration of 0:02 g. The natural periods of vibration, the mode shapes and the(More)
The reversible thermal transition of soluble branched starch chains prepared from slightly acid-treated potato starch granules (ATS) was investigated. Potato starch was immersed in 15% sulfuric acid to obtain ATS with a 1% hydrolysis rate. About half of the molecules of ATS, which spontaneously formed large aggregates with a mass of a few million daltons in(More)
The alteration of pulmonary function in 35 patients with abdominal trauma admitted to the Trauma ICU of Osaka University Hospital were studied. A fall of PaO2 reaching the lowest level on the third postraumatic day, incomplete recovery even on the seventh postraumatic day and of longer duration was remarkable in comparison to those seen after elective(More)
Identification of cloud water phase, such as liquid water or ice water is important for the Earth radiation budget (Brown et al. 1995). Multiparameter radar data, such as LDR (Linear Depolarization Ratio) and ρHV(0) (correlation between both horizontal and vertical polarization with zero time lag) are useful. Meanwhile satelliteborne cloud profiling radar(More)
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