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Sakai

Masaru Sakai

Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

  1. Jones, S.B. B. Yang, M Sakai and F. Silfa. 2011. Systems and Methods for Determining Soil Thermal Properties and Water Flux Using a Multi-Needle Heat Pulse Probe. US Provisional Patent Application No: 61/510,770, filed July 22, 2011.
  2. Sheng, W., Rumana, M. Sakai, F. Silfa and S.B. Jones. 2016. A Multi-Functional Penta-Needle Thermo-Dielectric Sensor for Porous Media Sensing. IEEE Sensors Journal 16(10):3670-3678. doi:10.1109/JSEN.2016.2527020.
  3. Yang, , M. Sakai, and S.B. Jones. 2013. Inverse method for simultaneous determination of soil water flux and thermal properties with a penta-needle heat pulse probe. Water Resour. Res. 49, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20459.
  4. Sakai M., B. Jones and M. Tuller. 2011. Numerical evaluation of subsurface soil water evaporation derived from sensible heat balance, Water Resour. Res., 47, W02547, doi:10.1029/2010WR009866.

Abstracts

  1. Sheng, Wenyi, Kashifa Rumana, Masaru Sakai, Franyell Silfa and Scott B. Jones. 2015. A Multi-Functional Penta-Needle Thermo-Dielectric Sensor for Porous Media Sensing. Presented at the Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, Nov. 15-18.
  2. Sakai, Masaru, Naho Kondo, Scott B. Jones. 2014. Estimation of Water Flux in Andisol with a Penta-Needle Heat Pulse Probe. Japan Geoscience Union Meeting, April 30, 2014.
  3. Sakai, M. and B. Jones. 2014. Application of Penta-Needle Heat Pulse Probe for Variably Saturated Water Flux Estimation. Meeting of the World Congress of Soil Scientists, Jeju, South Korea, June 8-13.
  4. Jones, Scott B., Kashifa Rumana, Masaru Sakai, Pawel Szafruga and Markus Tuller. 2014. A Multifunctional Heat Pulse Probe for Soil Physical Property and Process Assessment. Meeting of the World Congress of Soil Scientists, Jeju, South Korea, June 8-13.
  5. Jones, Scott B., Masaru Sakai and Jonathan Carlisle. 2012. Assessing Snowpack Melt Rates using Penta-needle Heat Pulse Probes and Snowmelt Lysimeters. Presented at the Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 21-24, 2012.
  6. Sadeghi, Morteza, Masaru Sakai, Markus Tuller, and Scott B. Jones. 2012. A New Algorithm for Determining Soil Evaporation using Heat Pulse Probe Measurements. Presented at the Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 21-24, 2012.
  7. Jones, S.B., M. Sakai and M. Tuller. 2011. Partitioning Evaporation and Infiltration Processes with an Array of Multifunction Heat Pulse Probes. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, San Francisco, CA, December 5-9.
  8. Sakai, Masaru, Changbing Yang, Gerard Kluitenberg and Scott B. Jones. 2011. Improved Determination of Soil Water Flux and Thermal Properties with a Penta-Needle Heat Pulse Probe. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Oct. 16-19.
  9. Jones, Scott B., Masaru Sakai, Morteza Sadeghi and Markus Tuller. 2011. A Penta-Needle Heat Pulse Probe Array for Soil Subsurface Evaporation and Heat Flux Estimates. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings, San Antonio, TX, October 16 – 19, 2011.
  10. Sakai, M., and B. Jones. 2011. Simultaneous Determination of Soil Water Flux and Thermal Properties with a Penta-Needle Heat Pulse Probe. The Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage and Rural Engineering annual Meeting. Sept. 6-9, 2011.
  11. Sakai, M., B. Jones and M. Tuller. 2010. Estimation of Evaporation Rates from a Subsurface Drying Front using a Penta-Needle Heat Pulse Probe. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, Oct. 31-Nov. 4.
  12. Jones, S.B., Sakai and G. Kluitenberg. 2010. Exploring Limits of Near-Surface Water Flux Determination from Penta-needle Heat Pulse-Based Measurements. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, Oct. 31-Nov. 4.
  13. Jones, S.B., Sakai and M. Tuller. 2010. Snowmelt Infiltration and Soil-Water Evaporation Estimates using Heat-Pulse Measurements and Energy Balance Modeling. Combined Western Snow Conference and Spring Runoff Conference, April 19-22, Logan, UT
  14. Sakai, M., and S.B. Jones. 2010. Numerical Evaluation of Snowmelt Infiltration Using Soil Water Content Monitoring. Combined Western Snow Conference and Spring Runoff Conference, April 19-22, Logan, UT.
  15. Sakai, M., Jones, S.B. and M. Tuller. Numerical Evaluation of Heat Pulse Technology for Estimation of Evaporation Rates from a Subsurface Drying Front. 2009. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, San Francisco, CA, December 14-18.