On January 10, 2015, a Student Presentation Award was given to Ms. Tomomi Shoji (graduated from Tokyo Gakugei University, in March, 2015) at the 92th Annual Meeting of the Society of
Atmospheric Electricity of Japan held at Chiba University by the research shown below.
Tomomi Shoji, Shogen Saito, Tatsuo Torii, Yuko Suzuki, Tomoyuki Suzui, Shugo Hayashi, Kenichi Kusunoki, and Masashi Kamogawa; Estimation of charged area inside the thunderstorm during the
detection of energetic radiation.
Her work showed the coincidence of theoretical model and the observation data obtained at Mt. Fuji about the position of high energy radiation from thunderstorm and its mechanism. Prior to her award, Dr. Tatsuo Torii who pioneered in this field of research has won a prize from the society in 2013. These two awards shows how the summit of Mt. Fuji is an ideal observation site in lightning research.