Kubota H, Matsumoto J, Zaiki M, Tsukahara T, Mikami T, Allan R, Wilkinson C, Wilkinson S, Wood K, and Mollan M 2021. Tropical cyclones over the western north Pacific since the mid-19th century Clim Change 164: 29 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-021-02984-7

Slivinski LC, Compo GP, Sardeshmukh PD, Whitaker JS, McColl CM, Allan R, Brohan P, Yin X, Smith C, Spencer LJ, Vose R, Rohrer M, Conroy RP, Schuster DC, Kennedy J, Ashcroft L, Brönnimann S, Brunet M, Camuffo D, Cornes R, Cram TA, Domínguez-Castro F, Freeman JE, Gergis J, Hawkins E, Jones PD, Kubota H, Lee TC, Lorrey A, Luterbacher J, Mock CJ, Przybylak R, Pudmenzky C, Slonosky VC, Tinz B, Trewin B, Wang XL, Wilkinson C, Wood K, Wyszyński P 2021. An evaluation of the performance of the 20th Century Reanalysis version 3. J. Climate 34:1417-1438. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-20-0505.1

Liu KS, Chan JCL and Kubota H 2021. Meridional oscillation of tropical cyclone activity in the western North Pacific during the past 110 years. Clim Change 164: 23 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-021-02983-8.

Olaguera LM, Matsumoto J, Kubota H, Cayanan EO and Hilario FD 2021. A climatological analysis of the monsoon break following the summer monsoon onset over Luzon Island, Philippines. Int. J. Climatol. 41: 2100-2117 https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.6949.

Olaguera, LM, Caballar ME, Mata JCd, Dagami LAT, Matsumoto J and Kubota H 2021: Synoptic conditions and potential causes of the extreme heavy rainfall event of January 2009 over Mindanao Island, Philippines. Nat. Hazards 109: 2601-2620. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-021-04934-z


Matsumoto J, Olaguera LM, Nguyen-Le D, Kubota H, and Villafuerte II MQ 2020. Climatological seasonal changes of wind and rainfall in the Philippines. Int. J. Climatol. 40: 4843-4857, DOI: 10.1002/joc.6492.

Dun RJH, Alexander LV, Donat MG, Zhang X, Bador M, Herold N, Lippmann T, Allan R, Aguilar E, Barry AA, Brunet M, Caesar J, Chagnaud G, Cheng V, Cinco T, Durre I, Guzman Rd, Htay TM, Ibadullah HMW, Ibrahim MKIB, Khoshkam M, Kruger A, Kubota H, Lim G, Li-Sha L, Marengo J, Mbatha S, McGree S, Menne M, Skansi MdlM, Ngwenya S, Nkrumah F, Oonariya C, Pabon-Caicedo JD, Panthou G, Pham C, Rahimzadeh F, Ramos A, Salgado E, Salinger J, Sane Y, Sopaheluwakan A, Srivastava A, Sun Y, Trachow N, Timbal B, Trewin B, Schrier Gvd,  Vazquez-Aguirre J, Vasquez R, Villarroel C, Vincent L, Vischel T, Vose R, Yussof MNBH 2020. Development of an updated global land in-situ-based dataset of temperature and precipitation extremes: HadEX3. J. Geophys. Res. 125, doi: 10.1029/2019JD032263.


Slivinski LC, Compo GP, Whitaker JS, Sardeshmukh PD, Giese B, McColl C, Brohan P, Allan R, Yin X, Vose R, Titchner H, Kennedy J, Rayner N, Spencer LJ, Ashcroft L, Bronnimann S, Brunet M, Camuffo D, Cornes R, Cram TA, Crouthamel R, Dominguez-Castro F, Freeman JE, Gergis J, Hawkins E, Jones PD, Jourdain S, Kapla A, Kubota H, Blancq FL , Lee TC, Lorrey A, Luterbacher J, Maugeri M, Mock CJ, Moore GWK, Przybylak R, Pudmenzky C, Reason C, Slonosky VC, Smith C, Tinz B, Trewin B, Valente MA, Wang XL, Wilkinson C, Wood K, and Wyszynski P 2019. Towards a more reliable historical reanalysis: Improvements for version 3 of the Twentieth Century Reanalysis system. Q. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc. 145: 2876– 2908. https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.3598.


Kubota H. 2018. Comparison of tropical cyclones Haiyan and Talas with tropical cyclones having similar tracks in the past 120 years. Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi) 127: 471-482. PDF

Williamson F, Allan R, Ren G, Lee TC, Lui W, Kubota H, Matsumoto J, Luterbacher J, Wilkinson C and Wood K 2018. Collating Historic Weather Observations for the East Asian Region: Challenges, Solutions, and Reanalyses. Adv. Atmos. Sci. 35: 899-904. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00376-017-7259-z

Akasaka I, Kubota H, Matsumoto J, Cayanan EO, Guzman RD, Hiralio FD 2018. Seasonal march patterns of the summer rainy season in the Philippines and their long-term variability since the late 20th century Prog. Earth. Planet. Sci. DOI: 10.1186/s40645-018-0178-5.

Olaguera LM, Matsumoto J, Kubota H, Inoue T, Cayanan EO and Hilario FD 2018. Abrupt climate shift in the mature rainy season of the Philippines in the Mid-1990s Atmophere 9: 350, DOI:10.3390/atmos9090350.

Olaguera LM, Matsumoto J, Kubota H, Inoue T, Cayanan EO and Hilario FD 2018. Interdecadal shifts in the winter monsoon rainfall of the Philippines. Atmosphere 9: 464, DOI:10.3390/atmos9120464.


Matsumoto J., Zaiki M., Mikami T. and Kobayashi S. 2017. Climate variations in Asia clarified by data rescue projects.  E-journal GEO, 12(1), 168-172. (in Japanese with English Title)

Kubota H, Shirooka R, Matsumoto J, Cayanan EO, and Hilario FD 2017. Tropical cyclone influence on the long-term variability of Philippine summer monsoon onset. Prog. Earth. Planet. Sci. DOI 10.1186/s40645-017-0138-5.

Throne PW, Allan RJ, Ashcroft L, Brohan P, Dunn RJH, Menne MJ, Pearce P, Picas J, Willett KM, Benoy M, Bronnimann S, Canziani PO, Coll J, Crouthamel R, Compo GP, Cuppett D, Curley M, Duffy C, Gillespie I, Guijarro J, Jourdain S, Kent EC, Kubota H, Legg TP, Li Q, Matsumoto J, Murphy C, Rayner NA, Rennie JJ, Rustemeier E, Slivinski L, Slonosky V, SquintuA , Tinz B, Valente MA, Walsh S, Wang XL, Westcott N, Wood K, Woodruff SD, Worley SJ 2017. Towards an integrated set of surface meteorological observations for climate science and applications. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.,98: 2689-2702. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0165.1


Nagata R. and Mikami T., 2016. Changes in the relationship between summer rainfall over Japan and the North Pacific subtropical high, 1901-2000. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.4915

Demarée, G.R., Beillevaire, P., Tsukahara, T., Mikami, T., Tagami, Y., Zaiki, M. 2016. Les séismes à Okinawa : les annotations du Père Louis Furet, missionnaire apostolique. Ciel et Terre 132(1): 2-10.

Kubota H, Kosaka Y, and Xie SP 2016. A 117-year long index of the Pacific-Japan pattern with application to interdecadal variability. Int. J. Climatol. 36: 1575-1589. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.4441

Kumazawa R, Fudeyasu H, and Kubota H 2016. Tropical cyclone landfall in Japan during 1900-2014. TENKI 63: 855-861. PDF


Mikami T, Zaiki M and Hirano J ( B. L. Batten and P. C. Brown edit ), 2015.  “A History of Climatic Change in Japan” in “Environment and Society in the Japanese Island”, 197-212 (291p.), Oregon State University Press, U.S.A.

Hirano J and Mikami T. 2015. Long-term changes in summer temperature anomaly patterns in Japan since the early 20th century. International Journal of Climatology 35: 3676-3690.

Grossman M. J., Zaiki M., Nagata R. 2015. Interannual variations in typhoon tracks around Japan. International Journal of Climatology 35: 2514-2527.

Cram TA., Compo GP, Yin X, Allan RJ, McColl C, Vose RS, Whitaker JS, Matsui N, Ashcroft L, Bessemoulin P, Brandsma T, Brohan P, Brunet M, Comeaux J, Crouthamel R, Gleason BE Jr., Groisman PY, Hersbach H, Jones PD, Jónsson T, Jourdain S, Kelly G, Knapp KR,  Kocen R, Kruger A, Kubota H, Lentini G, Lorrey A, Lott N, Lubker SJ, Luterbacher J, Marshall GJ, Maugeri M, Mok HY, Nordli Ø, Rodwell MJ, Ross TF, Schuster D, Sima F, Srnec L, Valente MA, Vizi Z, Wang XL, Westcott N, Woollen JS, Worley SJ 2015. The International Surface Pressure Databank version 2. Geoscience Data Journal, 2, 31-46. https://doi.org/10.1002/gdj3.25

Villafuerte II MQ, Matsumoto J, and Kubota H 2015. Changes in extreme rainfall in the Philippines (1911-2010): linked to global mean temperature and ENSO, Int. J. Climatol. 35: 2033-2044. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.4105


Zaiki M, Kimura K, Tomatsuri Y, Tsukahara T. 2014. Temperature Variability in Hakodate Based on the 19th Century Meteorological Records Taken at the Russian Consulate and the Data from Japan Meteorological Agency. Geographical Studies 89: 20-25. (in Japanese with English Title) PDF

Villafuerte II MQ, Matsumoto J, Akasaka I, Takahashi H, Kubota H, and Cinco TA 2014. Long-term trends and variability of rainfall extremes in the Philippines, Atmos. Res. 137: 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2013.09.021


Zaiki M, Mikami T. 2013. Climate Variations in Tokyo since the Edo Period. Journal of Geography 122: 1010-1019. (in Japanese with English Abstract) PDF

Hirano J., Ohba T. Morishima W., Zaiki M. and Mikami T. 2013. Reconstruction of July temperature variations since the 1830s in Kawanishi based on historical weather documents. Geographical Review of Japan (Series A), 86: 451-464. (in Japanese with English Abstract).

Mikami T., Zaiki M. and Hirano J., 2013. Historical Climatology: Present status and future prospects toward the construction of databank for historical climate records and old meteorological instrumental data. The Historical Geography (Rekishi-Chirigaku), 55-5: 1-9. (in Japanese with English Abstract)

Hirano J., Mikami T. and Zaiki M., 2013. Reconstruction of climate variations since the 19th century based on historical weather documents. The Historical Geography (Rekishi-Chirigaku), 55-5: 39-47. (in Japanese with English Abstract)

Demaree G.R., Mikami T., Tsukahara T. and Zaiki M., 2013. The meteorological observations of the “Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC)” – What can be learned from them ?, The Historical Geography (Rekishi-Chirigaku), 55-5: 99-106.


Zaiki M, Grossman M, Mikami T. 2012. Document-based reconstruction of past climate in Japan. PAGES news 20(2): 82-83. PDF

Hirano J, Ohba T, Morishima W, Mikami T. 2012. Reconstruction of winter temperature since the 1830s in Kawanishi based on historical weather documents. Geographical Review of Japan 85: 275-286 (in Japanese with English Abstract).

Kubota H 2012. Variability of typhoon tracks and genesis over the Western North Pacific, Cyclones: Formation, Triggers and Control. edited by K. Oouchi, H. Fudeyasu. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 95-114. PDF

Tokinaga H., Xie SP, Timmermann A, McGregor S, Ogata T, Kubota H and Okumura YM. 2012. Regional patterns of tropical Indo-Pacific climate change: Evidence of the walker circulation weakening. J. Climate 25: 1689-1710. https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00263.1

Chowdary JS, Xie SP, Tokinaga H, Okumura YM, Kubota H, Johnson NC and Zheng XT. 2012. Inter-decadal variations in ENSO teleconnection to the Indo-western Pacific for 1870-2007. J. Climate 25: 1722-1744. https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00070.1

Hamada JI, Mori S, Kubota H, Yamanaka MD, Haryoko U, Restari S, Sulistyowati R, and Syamsudin F 2012: Interannual Rainfall Variability over Northwestern Jawa and Its Relation to the Indian Ocean Dipole and El Nino-Southern Oscillation Events, SOLA, 8: 69-72. PDF


Hirano J, Matsumoto J. 2011. Secular and seasonal variations of winter monsoon weather patterns in Japan since the early 20th century. International Journal of Climatology 31: 2330–2337. PDF

Kubota H., Shirooka R., Hamada J.-I., and Syamsudin F. 2011. Interannual rainfall variability over the eastern maritime continent. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan 89A: 111-122. PDF


Nagata R. and Mikami T. 2010. Response of the summer atmospheric circulation over East Asia to SST variability in the tropical Pacific. International Journal of Climatology,  30: 813-826. PDF


Zaiki M, Konnen GP, Kimura K, Mikami T, Tsukahara T. 2009. Reconstruction of historical pressure patterns over Japan using two-point pressure-temperature datasets since the 19th century. Climatic Change 95: 231-248.https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-009-9563-9

Grossman M, Zaiki M. 2009. Reconstructing typhoons in Japan in the 1880s from documentary records. Weather 64: 315-322.  PDF

Kubota H. and Chan JCL. 2009. Interdecadal variability of tropical cyclone landfall in the Philippines from 1902 to 2005. Geophys. Res. Lett. 36: L12802, doi:10.1029/2009GL038108.


Mikami T. 2008. Climatic variation in Japan reconstructed from historical documents. Weather (U.K.),, 63: 190-193. PDF

Zaiki M, Tsukahara T. 2008. Meteorological networking and academic research in meteorology at the southern frontier of the Empire. East Asian STS (Science, Technology and Society) Journal 1: 183-203.

Zaiki M, Jones PD, Tsukahara T. 2008. The nineteenth century 1841-1883 temperature records in Beijing, China. Geographical Reports of Tokyo Metropolitan University 43: 69-76. PDF

Hirano J, Mikami T. 2008. Reconstruction of winter climate variations during the 19th century in Japan. International Journal of Climatology 28: 1423–1434. PDF


Akasaka I., Mikami T. and Morishima W. 2007. Seasonal march and its spatial difference of rainfall in the Philippines.  International Journal of Climatology,  27: 715-725. PDF


Zaiki M, Können GP, Tsukahara T, Mikami T, Matsumoto K, and Jones PD. 2006. Recovery of 19th century Tokyo/Osaka meteorological data in Japan. International Journal of Climatology 26: 399-423. PDF


Mikami T. 2005. Global climate variations for the last 1000 years and their prospects in future.  Journal of Geography, 114(1): 91-96. (in Japanese with English Abstract) PDF

Kubota H, Shirooka R, Ushiyama T, Chuda T, Iwasaki S and Takeuchi K 2005. Seasonal variations of precipitation properties associated with monsoon over Palau in the western Pacific. J. Hydrometeor. 6: 518-531. https://doi.org/10.1175/JHM432.1


Können GP, Zaiki M, Baede APM, Mikami T, Jones PD, Tsukahara T. 2003. Pre-1872 extension of the Japanese instrumental meteorological observation series back to 1819. Journal of Climate 16: 118-131. PDF


Mikami T. 2002. Summer and winter temperature reconstructions in Japan. PAGES Newsletter, 10(3): 17-18. PDF

Zaiki M, Kimura K, Mikami T. 2002. A statistical estimate of daily mean temperature derived from a limited number of daily observations. Geophysical Research Letters 29(18): 39.1-39.4.



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