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)
OVERVIEW: Fuel efficiency standards on vehicles are becoming increasingly strict to curb global warming, and Japan and Europe plan to reduce current standard values by about 25% in the timeframe from 2008 to 2010 1). Transmission manufacturers have responded with a range of proposals for enhancing fuel efficiency. A number of alternative schemes have been(More)
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