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Received: 22 August 2016
Accepted: 9 February 2018
First Online: 21 February 2018
: TK studied atmospheric environments, especially focusing on black carbon (BC) aerosols, and received his PhD in atmospheric chemistry from Ibaraki University through the study of Antarctic aerosol science. He has been working at Hitachi Power Solutions Co., Ltd. since 2016 and wrote this article while working. In his studies, he participated in the project of the workshop of Interdisciplinary Study on Environmental Transfer of Radionuclides from the Fukushima Daiichi NPP Accident (ISET-R) to shed light on the environmental transfer of radionuclides and to contribute to the revival of the affected areas in the Fukushima prefecture.KK received his PhD from Tokyo University in 1990 and worked at Tokyo University until 2002 as a research assistant. He moved to Ibaraki University in 2002. His studies focus on the atmospheric O3and NO2, the effects of BC on global warming, and the resuspension processes of radiocesium.YI received his PhD from the University of Tsukuba in 1987. From 1987 to 1991, he worked at the former National Institute of Radiological Sciences and moved to the MRI in 1991. His current interests are atmospheric aerosols; their precursors, including Asian dust and PM2.5; their possible influences on climate and general environmental changes; and other related phenomena.KA received his PhD from Kobe University in 2005, worked at Arizona State University between 2005 and 2011 as a postdoctoral/faculty research associate and is currently studying atmospheric aerosols at the MRI.KN received his PhD from Osaka University in 2007 and worked at Osaka University in 2008. He moved to JAEA and worked as a research scientist between 2009 and 2012; then, he returned to Osaka University. His main research field is nuclear- and radiochemistry.AS received his PhD from Osaka University in 1985 and then worked at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He moved to Nagoya University, where he worked between 1987 and 1998. Then, he moved to Kyoto University in 1998, before moving to Osaka University in 1999. His main research field is nuclear- and radiochemistry.HOk worked at Kanagawa University between 1991 and 1999 and received his PhD from Tokyo University in 1997 while he was working. From 1999 to 2003, he worked at the University of East Anglia, UK. He moved to the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology, where he worked from 2003 to 2005. Then, he moved to Waseda University. His studies are focused on the environmental science topics of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and ecosystems of the forest, and on the development of a technique for environmental remediation via soft-chemical methods.HOg received her PhD from the Prefectural University of Kumamoto in 2011. She worked at Waseda University between 2011 and 2016, and then, she moved to Sibata Scientific Technology Ltd. Her main research field is atmospheric aerosols.MI received his PhD from Osaka University in 2000 and then worked at the Faculty of Systems Engineering, Wakayama University from 2000 to 2005. He moved to the Faculty of Engineering, Kagawa University. His studies are centered on the resuspension processes of radionuclides with dust particles as forced by wind, the processes of the suspension of Asian dust, and researching the hydrological environment and its processes.ST received his PhD from the University of Tokyo in 2007 and started his study on the development of analytical methods for isotopocules, i.e., isotopically substituted molecules, of atmospheric nitrous oxide (N2O) at Nagoya University as a postdoctoral fellow of the Japan Science and Technology Corporation. After moving to the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2008, he pursued an investigation of the geochemical cycle of N2O and is currently expanding his research interests into other trace gasses and aerosols as an associate professor.KY received his PhD from Tokyo Metropolitan University in 1997. He has worked at the Tokyo Institute of Technology since 2000. He studies the relationship between radionuclides and organics in aerosols.NY received his PhD from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1984. He was with the Mitsubishi-Kagaku Institute of Life Sciences, Toyama Univ., Nagoya Univ., and has been a full professor in charge of two Environmental Departments of the Tokyo Institute of Technology since 1998 and is a Principal Investigator at the Earth-Life Science Institute. He studies “isotopomers: isotopic substituted molecules” as powerful tracers that can help to reduce uncertainties in the biological, chemical, physical, and anthropogenic source and sink processes of environmental molecules, especially for global warming-related species.YZ graduated the Meteorological College in 1984 and worked at the Nagasaki Marine Observatory, Japan Meteorological Agency from 1984 to 1989. He has been studying atmospheric aerosols at the MRI.MM received his PhD from Tohoku University in 1996 and has worked at the MRI from 1985 to 2015. He held the position of Senior Researcher for Research Affairs at the Institute. Currently, he is working at the Japan Meteorological Business Support Center.HD graduated the Faculty of Maritime Sciences of Kobe University in 2005 and worked at a general company of the manufacturing industry. In 2010, he moved to the Technical Services Division of the College of Engineering, Ibaraki University. He works as an engineer providing the technical support at Ibaraki University and helped with our research.YO graduated and received his PhD from the University of Tsukuba in 1990, working at Nagoya University from 1992 to 1999. Currently, he is working at the University of Tsukuba, where he researches hydrology and the environmental dynamics of radionuclides as well as being the PI of the whole ISET-R project.
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