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Tadanori Ondoh

Tadanori Ondoh, Japanese space scientist. Achievements include research on characteristics and generation mechanism on auroral and magnetospheric radio emissions observed by ISIS and DE-1 satellites; first geomagnetic field observation by ETS-VI near the geostationary orbit; pre-seismic ionospheric and groundwater radon concentration change phenomena.

Background

  • Ondoh, Tadanori was born on January 3, 1935 in Ochiai, Okayama, Japan. Son of Hajime and Shizue (Yoshioka) Ondoh.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Kyoto University, Japan, 1958. Master of Science, Kyoto University, Japan, 1960. Doctor of Science, Kyoto University, Japan, 1965.

    Career

    • Research scientist Radio Research Laboratory Ministry of Posts and Telecomms., Tokyo, 1963-1975, chief space physics section, 1975-1984, director Laboratory for Space Science, 1984-1988, director Communications Research Laboratory, 1988—1995. National Research Council-NAS research associate National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, 1968-1970. Director Space Earth Environmental Laboratory, Tokorozawa, Japan, since 1995.

      Member national committee on space research Science Council, Japan, 1983-1994, member national committee on radio science, 1973-1996. Associate Committee on Space Research, since 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research on characteristics and generation mechanism on auroral and magnetospheric radio emissions observed by ISIS and DE-1 satellites. First geomagnetic field observation by ETS-VI near the geostationary orbit. Pre-seismic ionospheric and groundwater radon concentration change phenomena.

    Works

    • Editor: Radio and Space Data, 16 vols., 1970-1985, Geospace Environmental Science (Japanese), 2000, Science of Space Environment (English), 2001. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Deputy director general International Biographic Centre, since 1995, LFIBA, since 1998. Member American Geophysical Union, Society Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences (advisory committee 1989-1994).

    Connections

    • Married Takako Seki, January 7, 1968.
    • father: Hajime Ondoh
    • mother: Shizue (Yoshioka) Ondoh
    • spouse: Takako Seki
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    Born January 3, 1935
    Nationality
    • 1958
      Kyoto University
    • 1960
      Kyoto University
    • 1965
      Kyoto University
    • 1963 - 1975
      Research scientist, Radio Research Laboratory Ministry of Posts and Telecomms.
      Tokyo, Japan
    • 1968 - 1970
      National Research Council-NAS research associate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center
      Greenbelt, Maryland, United States
    • 1975 - 1984
      Research scientist, Radio Research Laboratory Ministry of Posts and Telecomms.
    • 1995
      director, Space Earth Environmental Laboratory
      Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan
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