Kenji Yoshikawa

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Water and Environmental Research Center
Institute of Northern Engineering
453 Duckering Building
306 Tanana Drive
P. O. Box 5860
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-5860
(907) 474-6090 voice
(907) 474-7979 fax
kyoshikawa@alaska.edu

Professional Preparation

  • University of the Ryukyus, Physical Geography, B.S., 1987. Emphasis in geomorphology of polar desert.
  • Hokkaido University, Environmental Science, M.S., 1990. Emphasis in permafrost distribution.
  • Hokkaido University, Environmental Science, Ph.D., 1997. Emphasis in periglacial process.
  • Water and Environmental Research Center, Inst. of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Post-Doctoral Research Associate. (Oct. 1997- June 1999).

Honors and Awards

President Honor Award, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 1994.

Expertise

  • Geomorphology: Permafrost and periglacial process. Weathering process of arid and polar deserts.
  • Permafrost hydrology: Extensive experience in field research and modeling surface and groundwater flow.
  • Remote Sensing: Experience with ice detection using aerial photography, satellite imagery and ground-based sensors (DC resistivity, radar, EM).

Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of water resources. Water and Environmental Research Center, Inst. of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska (July 1999- June 2005).
  • Associate Professor of water resources. Water and Environmental Research Center, Inst. of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska (July 2005- June 2010).
  • Professor of water resources. Water and Environmental Research Center, Inst. of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska (July 2010- present).

Synergistic Activities

  • Consultant: NASA JPL: development miniature GPR system for Martian exploration (RTOP MIDP GPR) 2002-2006.
  • Member of Japanese Greenland Geomorphological Expedition (periglacial process), 1989.
  • Member of Japanese Svalbard Expeditions(periglacial process)1988, 1990, 1991, 1992.
  • Leader of the Antarctic Environmental Research Expedition (Trans Antarctic snow sampling and weathering process) (1991 – 1993).
  • Leader of the Arctic Environmental Research Expedition(subsea permafrost drilling) (May 1994 – 1996).

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Japanese Society of Snow and Ice
  • Royal Geographic Society
  • American Water Resources Association

Refereed Journal/conference Papers

  • Meyer, H., L. Schirrmeister, K. Yoshikawa, T. Opel, S. Wetterich, Hans-W. Hubberten, and J. Brown (2010), Permafrost evidence for severe winter cooling during the Younger Dryas in northern Alaska, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L03501, doi:10.1029/2009GL041013.
  • Lipovsky, P.S. and Yoshikawa, K., 2009. Initial results from the first year of the Permafrost Outreach Program, Yukon, Canada. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2008, L.H. Weston, L.R. Blackburn and L.L. Lewis (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 161-172.
  • Yoshikawa, K. 2009 Permafrost/active layer monitoring program:involving remote villages in permafrost drilling for operational and scientific applications in Alaska, Alaska Park Science, vol.8-1, 16-19.
  • Saito, K., Marchenko, S., Romanovsky, V.E., Bigelow, N., Yoshikawa K., and Walsh, J., 2009, Thermally-Conditioned Paleo-Permafrost Variations from Global Climate Modeling, SOLA, 2009, Vol. 5, 101‒104, doi:10.2151/sola.2009‒026, 101-104.
  • Toniolo, H., Kodial, P., Hinzman, L.D. and Yoshikawa, K. 2009 Spatio-temporal evolution of a thermokarst in Interior Alaska, Cold Regions Science and Technology, 56 (1), p.39-49.
  • Burr, D.M., Tanaka, K.L., and Yoshikawa, K. 2009, Pingos on Earth and Mars, Planetary and Space Science, 57 (5), p.541-555.
  • Saito, T., and Kenji Yoshikawa , 2008,Portable Drilling for Frozen Coarse-Grained Material. Kane, D.L. & Hinkel, K.M. (eds). 2008. Ninth International Conference on Permafrost. Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2 Vols.), 2140 pp. p1561-1566.
  • Yoshikawa, K., 2008. Stable-isotope composition of ice-cored mounds. Kane, D.L. & Hinkel, K.M. (eds). 2008. Ninth International Conference on Permafrost. Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2 Vols.), 2140 pp. p1997-2002.
  • Viereck, L. A., Nancy R. Werdin-Pfisterer, Phyllis C. Adams and Kenji Yoshikawa, 2008. Effect of Wildfire and Fireline Construction on the Annual Depth of Thaw in a Black Spruce Permafrost Forest in Interior Alaska: a 36-Year Record of Recovery, Kane, D.L. & Hinkel, K.M. (eds). 2008. Ninth International Conference on Permafrost. Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2 Vols.), 2140 pp. p1845-1850.
  • Sharkhuu, N., Sh. Anarmaa, V.E. Romanovsky and K. Yoshikawa , F.E. Nelson and N.I. Shiklomanov, 2008 Thermal state of permafrost in Mongolia, . Kane, D.L. & Hinkel, K.M. (eds). 2008. Ninth International Conference on Permafrost. Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2 Vols.), 2140 pp. p 1633-1638.
  • Ikeda, A., and K. Yoshikawa, 2008. Rock-glacier Development in a Continuous Permafrost Area: the Brooks Range, Alaska, Kane, D.L. & Hinkel, K.M. (eds). 2008. Ninth International Conference on Permafrost. Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2 Vols.), 2140 pp. p767-772.
  • Seelen, S. J., K. Yoshikawa, T. Trainor, and L. Hinzman 2008 Geochemical Analysis of Groundwater Dynamics in Permafrost Regions, . Kane, D.L. & Hinkel, K.M. (eds). 2008. Ninth International Conference on Permafrost. Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2 Vols.), 2140 pp. p1613-1616.
  • Nelson, F.E., N. I. Shiklomanov, and D. A. Streletskiy, V. E. Romanovsky and K. Yoshikawa, K. M. Hinkel, and J. Brown, 2008, A Permafrost Observatory at Barrow, Alaska: Long-term Observations of Active-Layer Thickness and Permafrost Temperature, . Kane, D.L. & Hinkel, K.M. (eds). 2008. Ninth International Conference on Permafrost. Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2 Vols.), 2140 pp. p1267-1272.
  • Meyer, H., Kenji Yoshikawa, Lutz Schirrmeister, and Andrei Andreev, 2008 The Vault Creek Tunnel (Fairbanks Region, Alaska) – A Late Quaternary Palaeoenvironmental Permafrost Record, . Kane, D.L. & Hinkel, K.M. (eds). 2008. Ninth International Conference on Permafrost. Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2 Vols.), 2140 pp. p 1191-1196.
  • Douglas, T.A., M. Torre Jorgenson, M.Z. Kanevskiy, V.R. Romanovsky, Y. Shur, K. Yoshikawa, 2008Recent Investigations at the Fairbanks Permafrost Experiment Station near Fairbanks, Alaska, . Kane, D.L. & Hinkel, K.M. (eds). 2008. Ninth International Conference on Permafrost. Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2 Vols.), 2140 pp. p373-378.
  • Yoshikawa, K. 2008 Circumpolar permafrost mionitoring program, The Earth Scientist, 27, 1, pp14-19.
  • Yoshikawa K., L. D. Hinzman, D. L. Kane (2007), Spring and aufeis (icing) hydrology in Brooks Range, Alaska, J. Geophys. Res., 112, G04S43, doi:10.1029/2006JG000294.
  • White D., L. Hinzman, L. Alessa, J. Cassano, M. Chambers, K. Falkner, J. Francis, W. Gutowski Jr., M. Holland, M. Holmes, H. Huntington, D. Kane, A. Kliskey, C. Lee, J. McClelland, B. Peterson, S. Rupp, F. Straneo, M. Steele, R. Woodgate, D. Yang, K. Yoshikawa, T. Zhang (2007), The arctic freshwater system: Changes and impacts, J. Geophys. Res., 112, G04S54, doi:10.1029/2006JG000353.
  • Liljedahl, A., L. Hinzman, R. Busey, and K. Yoshikawa (2007), Physical short-term changes after a tussock tundra fire, Seward Peninsula, Alaska, J. Geophys. Res., 112, F02S07, doi:10.1029/2006JF000554.
  • Sarah Seelen, Daniel White, Kenji Yoshikawa, and Vincent Autier, 2006, Pyrolysis-GC/MS analysis of leachates for differentiating the parent matter of DOM, Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science, Volume 5, ISSN 1496-256X, pp S77-S86.
  • Yoshikawa, K., Y.Okura, A.Vincent, and S. Ishimaru, 2006, Secondary calcite crystallization and oxidation processes of granite near the summit of Mt. McKinley, Alaska. Geomorphologie, relief, processus, environment. No.3, 197-204.
  • Yoshikawa, K., C. Leuschen, A. Ikeda, K. Harada, P. Gogineni, P. Hoekstra, L. Hinzman, Y. Sawada, and N. Matsuoka, 2006, Comparison of geophysical investigations for detection of massive ground ice (pingo ice), J. Geophys. Res., 111, E06S19, doi:10.1029/2005JE002573.
  • Ping, C. L., G.J. Michaelson, E.C. Packee, C.A.Stiles, D.K. Swamson, and K. Yoshikawa, 2005. Soil catena sequences and fire ecology in the boreal forest of Alaska. Soil Sci.Soc. Am. J. 69. 1761-1772. doi:10.21 36/sssaj2004.0139.
  • Hinzman, L.D. N.D. Bettez, W. R. Bolton, F. S. Chapin, M. B. Dyurgerov, C. L. Fastie, B. Griffith, R. D. Hollister, A. Hope, H. P. Huntington, A. M. Jensen, G. J. Jia, T. Jorgenson, D. L. Kane, D. R. Klein, G. Kofinas, A. H. Lynch, A. H. Lloyd, A. D. McGuire, F. E. Nelson, M. Nolan, W. C. Oechel, T. E. Osterkamp, C. H. Racine, V. E. Romanovsky, R. S. Stone, D. A. Stow, M. Sturm, C. E. Tweedie, G. L. Vourlitis, M. D. Walker, D. A. Walker, P. J. Webber, J. Welker, K. S. Winker, K. Yoshikawa. 2005. Evidence and Implications of Recent Climate Change in Northern Alaska and Other Arctic Regions. Climatic Change. 72(3):251-298.
  • Yoshikawa, K. and Overduin, P.P., 2005. Comparing unfrozen water content measurements of frozen soil using recently developed commercial sensors. Cold Regions Science and Technology. Volume 42, Issue 3, November 2005, Pages 250-256, doi:10.1016/j.coldregions.2005.03.001
  • Overduin, P., Yoshikawa, K., Kane, D. L., and Harden, J. W., 2005. Comparing electronic probes for volumetric water content of low-density feathermoss. Sensor Review 25. 3. 215-221.
  • Kanamori, S., Okura, Y., Shiraiwa T., and K. Yoshikawa 2004 Snow pit studies and radio-echo soundings on Mt. McKinley, Bulletin of Glaciological Research 22. 89-97.
  • Bolton, W.R., Hinzman, L., and Yoshikawa, K., 2004, water balance dynamics of three small catchments in a sub-arctic boreal forest. Northern Research Basins Water Balance IAHS Publ.290, 213-223.
  • Yoshikawa, K. Overduin, P.P. and Harden J.W. 2004. Moisture Content Measurements of Moss (Sphagnum spp.) Using Recently Developed Commercial Sensors. Permafrost Periglac. Process. 15: 1–11.
  • Yoshikawa, K., Romanovsky, V., Duxbury, N., Brown, J., and Tsapin, A. 2004 The use of geophysical methods to discriminate between brine layers and freshwater taliks in permafrost regions. Jour. Glaciology and geocryology, vol.26. 301-309.
  • Stow, DA, Hope, A, McGuire, D, Verbyla, D, Gamon, J, Huemmrich, F, Houston, S, Racine, C, Sturm, M, Tape, K, Hinzman, L, Yoshikawa, K, Tweedle, C, Noyle, B, Silapaswan, C, Douglas, D, Griffith, B, Gensuo, J, Epstein, H, Walker, D, Daeschner, S, Petersen, A, Zhou, L, & Myneni, R. 2004. Remote Sensing of Vewgetation and Landcover Change in Arctic Tundra Ecosystems, Remote Sensing of Environment, 89 (2004) 281-308, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2003.10.018.
  • White, D. M., Garland S. D., Beyer L. and Yoshikawa K. 2004. Pyrolysis-GC/MS fingerprinting of environmental samples. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis. Vol.71, Issue1, 107-118. doi:10.1016/S0165-2370(03)00101-3.
  • Matsuoka, N., Sawaguchi, S. and Yoshikawa, K. 2004. Present-day periglacial environments in central Spitsbergen, Svalbard. Geographical Review of Japan, 77, 276-300.
  • Duxbury, N. S., S. Abyzov, V. Romanovsky, K. Yoshikawa, 2004. A combination of radar and thermal approaches to search for methane clathrate in the Martian subsurface, Planetary and Space Science, Vol. 52, 109 - 115.
  • Yoshikawa, K. 2003. Origin of the polygons and the thickness of Vastitas Borealis Formation in Western Utopia Planitia on Mars. Geophysical Research Letters. 12, doi: 10.1029/2003GL017165.1603, 2003.
  • Yoshikawa , K. and Hinzman, LD. 2003. Shrinking thermokarst ponds and groundwater dynamics in discontinuous permafrost near Council, Alaska. Permafrost Periglac. Process 14: 151-160. DOI:10.1002/ppp.451
  • Yoshikawa, K., D. White, L. Hinzman, D. Goering, K. Petrone, W. Bolton, and N. Ishikawa. 2003 Water in permafrost; case study of aufeis and pingo hydrology in discontinuous permafrost. In Permafrost, 8th International Conference on Permafrost. Phillips, Springman & Arenson (Eds). Vol. 2. 1259-1264.
  • Lloyd, A.H., Yoshikawa, K., Fastie, C.L., Hinzman, L.D., and Fraver, M. 2003. Effects of permafrost degradation on woody vegetation at arctic treeline on the Seward Peninsula, Alaska. Permafrost Periglac. Process 14: 93-101.
  • Boike, J. and Yoshikawa, K. 2003. Mapping of Periglacial Geomorphology using Kite/Balloon Aerial Photography. Permafrost Periglac. Process. 14: 81–85.
  • Hinzman, L.D., D.L. Kane, and K. Yoshikawa. 2003. Soil Moisture Response to a changing climate in arctic regions. Tôhoku Geophysical Journal. 36(4):369-373.
  • Hinzman, LD, Ishikawa, N., Yoshikawa, K., Bolton W. R. and Petrone K.C. 2003. Hydrologic studies in Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed in support of long term ecological research. Eurasian J. For. Res. 5-2: 67-71.
  • Leuschen, C., P. Kanagaratnam, K. Yoshikawa, S. Arcone, and S. Gogineni. 2003. Design and Field Experiments of a Surface-Penetrating Radar for Mars Exploration, The Journal of Geophysical Research., 108(E4), 8034, doi: 10.1029/2002JE001876, 2003.
  • Yoshikawa, K., W. R. Bolton, V. E. Romanovsky, M. Fukuda, and L. D. Hinzman, 2002 Impacts of wildfire on the permafrost in the boreal forests of Interior Alaska, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 8148, doi:10.1029/2001JD000438, 2002. [printed 108(D1), 2003]
  • Yoshikawa, K., Hinzman, L. D., and Gogineni, P., 2002 Ground temperature and permafrost mapping using an equivalent latitude/elevation model. Jour. Glaciology and Geocryology. 24. 5. 526-531.
  • Farr, T.G. Yoshikawa K. et. al. 2002. Terrestrial analogs to Mars. The future of solar system exploration, 2003-2013. ASP conference series, vol. 272, Sykes, M.V. edi. 35-76.
  • Romanovsky, V.E., M. Burgess, S. Smith, K. Yoshikawa, and J. Brown, 2002. Permafrost Temperature Records: Indicators of Climate Change, Eos, 83, 50, 586-594.
  • White, D., Yoshikawa, K., and D. S. Garland. 2002. Use of dissolved organic matter to support hydrologic investigations in a permafrost-dominated watershed. Cold Regions Science and Technology. 35, 27-33.
  • Manies, K.L., J.W. Harden, K. Yoshikawa, and J. Randerson. 2001. The Effect of soil drainage on fire and carbon cycling in central Alaska. In Studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey. J. Galloway (ed.) U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1678. 145-152.
  • Ishikawa, N., Sato, N., Kawauchi, K., Yoshikawa, K.,and L. D. Hinzman. 2001. Characteristics of the water cycle in the discontinuous permafrost region in the interior Alaska. Polar Meteology and Glaciology, 15, 78-90.
  • Hinzman L.D., K. Yoshikawa, M. Fukuda, V.I. Romanovsky, K. Petrone and W. Bolton. 2001. Wildfire in the Subarctic Boreal Forests, Ecosystem Impacts and Response to a Warming Climate. Tôhoku Geophysical Journal. 36(2):230-232.
  • Yoshikawa, K., Ishimaru, S. and Harada, K. 2000. Weathering Processes for Paleozoic Marbles in the Independence Hills and Patriot Hills, Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica. Physical geography 21,6, 568-576.
  • Ishimaru, S. and Yoshikawa, K., 2000: The weathering of granodiorite porphyry in the Thiel Mountains, inland Antarctica. Geografiska Annaler, 82A(1), 45-57.
  • Yoshikawa, K., Nakamura, T. and Igarashi, Y., 1996: Growth and Collapse History of Pingos, Kuganguaq, Diskq Island, Greenland. Polarforschung 64:3. 109-113.
  • Yoshikawa, K. and Nakamura, T., 1996: Pingos growth age in Delta area, Adventdalen Spitsbergen. Polar Record. 32. 347-352.
  • Osada, K., Matsunaga, K., Mori, I., Iwasaka, Y. and Yoshikawa, K., 1996: Ionic constituents in Surface Snow Samples obtained by Antarctic Walk Expedition, Summer of 1992/93. Jour. Geomagnetism and Geoelectricity, 48:1189-1196.
  • Harada, K. and Yoshikawa, K., 1996: Permafrost age and thickness near Adventfjorden, Spitsbergen. Polar Geography. 20:267-281.
  • Yoshikawa, K. and Harada, K., 1995: Observations on Nearshore Pingo Growth, Adventdalen, Spitsbergen. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 6:361-372.
  • Yoshikawa, K., 1993: Notes on open-system pingo ice, Adventdalen, Spitsbergen. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 4:327-334.
  • Yoshikawa, K., 1993: Test trip for the South Pole. Chemical Engineering. 57(9): 680-683.
  • Yoshikawa, K., 1991: Age of growth two pingos, Saqaq Dalen, West Central Greenland. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 2:245-252.
  • Ono, Y., Matsuoka, N., Sawaguchi, S., Shimokawa, K., Fukuda, M., Takahashi, N., Shiraiwa, T., Hasegawa, H., Yoshikawa, K., and Muto, H., 1991: Geomorphological results of the Japanese expedition to Svalbard, 1988-1989. Mountain Research and Development, 11(3): 259-269.

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