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Tadanori Ondoh

space scientist

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.

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